Trick or treat

Hello and welcome to Octobers Jems blog hop!

I was so happy to see the theme of “trick or treat” for our blog hop this month. I love Halloween, not necessarily for the trick or treating but I love skulls, pumpkins and black cats!

So when I saw the spooky cat bundle in the autumn winter catalogue I knew I had to have it! I also used the acetate boxes and the treat tubes from this catalogue – they are a great size, food safe and child friendly as they are made out of plastic. 

I used a colour combination of basic black, smoky slate and lemon lime twist – with a little whisper white craft ink.

On the single treat tube I made a couple of tags featuring different stamps from the set and of course a punched out black cat.

I love to layer up a couple of colours when making tags to add more dimension.

For the box of treats I cut one of our acetate boxes in halve – to do this I measured 3 ½ inches (not including tabs) and cut with a pair of long scissors to leave an open ended box. I then cut a card insert in smoky slate – 4 ½ x 7 inches and scored at 4 3/8 and 5 1/16 to neatly bend around the top of the tubes and form a lid. Then I used ribbon (twine would work just as well) to keep it closed. The box fits 6 treat tubes and looks great with a selection of sweets inside!

I hope you like my makes and continue to “hop” around – Sarah’s blog is before mine and Amanda’s is next!

Thanks for reading,

Sam x


  1. Lovely projects Sam... particularly love your multi test tube holder...going to try that for sure...

  2. Fantastic way to use the treat tubes & boxes! Smoky Slate and Lemon Lime Twist look like a great Halloween colour combo x

  3. Love the test tubes Sam, need to make some of these for my science mad daughter x

  4. Lovely makes with great colours! I'm sure they'll be super popular at Halloween xx


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