Foiled Halloween Candy Holders | Xyron Maker

I had so much creating these Foiled Halloween Candy Holders! They are the perfect size to fit a few pieces of candy and them and make such a cute gift idea for family and friends. I had seen them made with toilet paper rolls and I thought,,, hey why don’t you create your own designs an make them with cardstock and the awesome Xyron Glaminator. So let’s get started…

Supplies Used:

Use a laser printer to print images. text etc. on cardstock. I used images I created on my iPad Pro in Procreate. Preheat Glaminator. Choose the star icon . Trim foil to fit your printed cardstock. Place foil color side up on top of your printed images and put it inside the clear Glaminator carrier sleeve. Once the Glaminator is ready you will see the green light next to the check mark icon. Put the carrier sleeve with your image and foil into the front of the Glaminator machine. It will grab hold and feed through to the back. When it is completely through just set aside and let it cool completely.

After they have cooled peel back the foil and observe the magic that has happened. Look at how beautiful that is! It is so awesome seeing an image I created and words written in my own handwriting all foiled! I am in LOVE with this! Let’s get onto making the candy holders with the custom foiled paper.

Use the Xyron Tape Runner to adhere the short sides together to make a tube. Next, apply adhesive to one of the open ends. Press closed on that end. Add adhesive to the opposite but close opposite of the first one. These candy holders are similar to the shape of sour cream packets 🙂 Fill with CANDY or other small goodies!

Once I started making them I couldn’t stop! You can make long tubes as well. To finish the candy holders just punch two holes about a 1/2 to 1 inch apart and tie some festive fibers. I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed making them. Would love to hear your feedback or questions.

I also wanted to mention that the Xyron Click N Store Storage Box is perfect to store your foils!

(Disclaimer: Xyron provided me with the foils, adhesive and Click N Storage Box. The Glaminator was bought with my own money. All opinions and review are my own. )

Altered Skull Bottle | Bleeding Art DT

Hello Everyone!

This month on the Bleeding Art Challenge it’s ANYTHING GOES! And well those who know me know I have a fondness for skulls and such. I found this bottle at Tuesday Morning last month and immediately knew it would be perfect to alter and make even more awesome! So let’s get on with the fun details…

Products Used:

  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint – Pure Black
  • Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paint – Buff
  • Brea Reese Alcohol Ink – Fog, Lavender, Sky & Blending Solution
  • Muslin Fabric Strips
  • Emerald Creek Embossing Powder – Allure Charred Gold
  • Paintbrushes
  • Old 45 album
  • Heat gun
  • Glue Stick

Paint the bottle with Pure Black Paint

Set bottle aside to dry

Dry brush just the skull on the bottle with Buff paint. Use a fluffy brush with most of the paint removed and you will get this awesome effect!

*Sorry I forgot to take photos of the album melting.* Just use your heat gun and watch the magic happen!

Paint the label of the record black.

Use glue stick to album label area and apply embossing powder. Add some heat to melt the powder!

Place album on top of bottle as a “hat” for the skulled bottle.

Now time to dye strips of muslin with Brea Reese Alcohol Ink! Just randomly add drops and see what happens!

Tie to top of bottle above album

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy tutorial as much as I enjoyed making it. Now go make something creepy and awesome!

Don’t forget to join in the Bleeding Art Challenge here!