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Monday, 7 October 2013

Halloween...

...in miniature.

Do you have Halloween parties?

Halloween seems to be growing as an event on the calendar here in the UK and the stores are full of weird & wonderful things to decorate your home - as well as helping you get ready for all those 'trick or treaters'.

I can remember dressing up as a witch when I was a child but it wasn't the 'done thing' to go knocking on folk's doors. I think the nearest I came to attending a Halloween party was when I was a Brownie...can you imagine a whole pack of Brownies dressed as witches tearing around a school hall on their broomsticks LOL.

Despite the fact that Halloween was never as popular over here as it was in the USA, I have always had a love of anything to do with this spooky event - so you can understand why I have just adored all the Halloween digital imagery that Ignacio has on offer over at his on-line store.

One of my favourite things from Nicecrane is the "Treat cones". These can be printed off and made up with as little or as much decoration as you wish - ready to fill with sweets/treats.
...take a look here...


...or here.

I decided that I wanted something a little smaller than the original sized item (normally one cone is printed on a sheet of A4) so I printed four pages on one sheet of A4...
 ...and ended up with these cute little cones - little more than 2.5inches in height.

Why so small I can hear you asking...

Well, I have been haunting (groans are allowed at this awful pun) the £1 and 99p shops and have collected a variety of bits-n-pieces suitable for spooky home d├ęcor.

I've been having a whale of a time collecting spooky menu boards, mini lighting sets, creepy-crawlies of all shapes and sizes and my favourite piece of all...
...my wire glitter tree...
 ...the mini cones fit on here really nicely.
I love my little tree - it is just under 12inches high but I will be able to load it with a few more cones than are shown here...
 ...and the cones are just big enough to fill with some popcorn...
...don't you think this would be a fun buffet table decoration, with each cone containing just a taster of some treat or another.

There is a lady on UKScrappers who has had some fabulous Halloween parties, Glen (Artangel), and if you pay a visit to her blog you will be able to look back at some of the super decorations and food she has created for her events.

I won't be having a party but I might think about decorating my desk at work...and if I'm feeling generous (LOL) I might even have my tree loaded with cones full of goodies..................................

7 comments:

Stef H said...

sheesh you're good! this is fabulous!!!!

here to... started off misty and cold and now sunny and chilly!

hugs :)

Weasel said...

So cool - and I think you have to have a halloween tree at *each* of your office locations... I'll look after it for you... :-)

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

How fun! Very cute.
Btw, did you know that Arcor (the bag of treats behind the cones) is an Argentinian company? :)

Nicecrane Designs said...

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ,,,Toni,,,,, love thew way you did these Treat Cones,,,,,waht a creativity yours,,,,,Horayyyyyyyyyy for Toni,,,,,

Allison said...

ooh how fab- i love Halloween too
Allisonx

Suzy said...

These are fab. I can only imagine how popular you would be at work if you load up your desk with your little tree and treat cones :)

Weasel said...

Suzy - I've come back into the office today and there's a little pink wire tree and a purple wire witches hat on Toni's desk... empty at the moment tho...