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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Week 4: Goin' batty over microwave popcorn for Halloween treat

You made it! Thanks for being here for Week 4 of my 13 weeks of Halloween fun with The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop.
 

It took me awhile to get this on my blog today because I was working on a free tuturial for it. I should've done it last night, but I got caught up reading the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy instead of stamping last night. My bat is the cover for microwave popcorn (according to my hubby, the more butter, the better!). Edited to add: There's already a popcorn packet in the bat pictured. The one in front is just to show you what kind I used. I left the plastic on!
 
 
I actually got the idea for this bat from seeing a snowman-decorated microwave popcorn wrap on Pinterest. Here are the punches I used - the 1/2" and 3/4" circles for the eyes, and the Pennant Builder punch for the ears and teeth. I also used the small oval we have (that's current in the SU! catalog) to make the curves on the bat wings. I also used a black marker and white gel pen for the face.
 
 
My bat uses one 8-1/2" x 11" piece of Basic Gray card stock. The body is 5-3/4" x 11" and the leftover piece gets cut in half for the wings. Of course if your popcorn is a different size, you'll have to make adjustments.
 



I used the top of one of my tote lids for the top curve of the bat wings, tracing it on one, then lining them up on top of each other and cutting them together.

 
Insert the bottom part of one wing in the oval punch halfway. I lined up the one I punched first over the unpunched one so I could match them perfectly.
 

 
From here, I ran the wings through the Chevron folder for a trendy look, then sponged around all of the edges and over the raised Chevron design.
 
 
The wings are attached in the back with Sticky Strip along the seam (also held together with Sticky Strip). I used a dimensional to hold my wings together just because I think they look really cute like that and because I'm going to pack them tightly in a box for a craft fair I'm doing in mid-October in Tacoma.

 

 
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16 comments:

shannon angel said...

Hi Terry! Thanks for hosting this again! What Fun!

Michelle said...

Your project is adorable. Thanks for making the tutorial to go with it.

shannon angel said...

Terry, This is soooo stinkin' cute! I can't wait to try it! TFS and for the free tutorial.

Melissa Davies said...

So cute! Thanks for including the tutorial - it was worth the wait!!

Heidi @ Stuck on Stampin' said...

Oh goodness, Terry! What a fun idea! Thanks for hosting the hop...It's so fun to see all of these ideas!

Tina said...

terry this is so cool, such a cute bat

Lesley said...

This is awesome Terry! I want to make these with my grade 1's!!! Thanks for sharing!

Katharina Krenz said...

Hi Terry,
witzige Feldermaus ;o)
Mir gefallen deine Sachen. Ich freue mich, das du auch meinen Blog gefunden hast.
Liebe Grüße Kathi

ebeth9267 said...

Fun stuff! TFS the tutorial--you're awesome. Smiles, Ebeth

Donna Heber said...

Hi Terry,

I wish I had the time to be as creative as you. Work is just getting in the way ... lol. Just adore your box.

Debbie Henderson said...

Your project is so adorable Terry. How creative of you!

Lynne said...

I love how you have done the. Wings

Snowmanlover said...

Very cute!!!
Weird I have not been getting your blog email updates. I subscribed again and it said I was already subscribed but I never get any of your updates, I have to always go online and look for them and I am bummed because I enjoy them!!!

lisa808 said...

Super cute holder. Love the embossed wings.

MarvA1ix said...

Your cutie bat was so much fun to make, that I converted the idea into a couple more monsters for Halloween. You can check them out here http://www.marvelouspossibilities.com/2012/09/ive-got-monster-pop.html

Anonymous said...

Debbie G
Oh what a fun idea. I love the bat wings.
debbieanng@yahoo.com