For a while I have been meaning to organize all the Halloween recipes I've collected over the years in a fun way.
So I was feeling crafty the other day as usual.
On all of my big projects either the paper mache was still drying or I didn't have supplies to continue, and it has been so hot I just didn't feel like going out and shopping.
Anyway, I found an old unfinished recipe box (they sell them in the unfinished wood section at most craft stores). I've had it for a while actually just never could decide what to do with it.
My first thought was to decoupage on it. So I started looking up vintage Halloween images online. Here are a couple I really liked...
But then I saw an image on a vintage paper hat for sale for $100!
(hmm can't find the link anymore.)
I just fell in love with it.
So I decided to hand paint the box with a similar design.
First I simply painted the box black and the top of the lid orange with acrylic paints.
Then eyeballing it, I drew the image on in pencil and went over in black paint.
Added more details until I was satisfied.
I glued on a pretty ribbon as trim around the lid, and then sealed the whole thing with a matte varnish.
For the inside dividers, I made tombstone shaped tabs out of black card-stock and wrote on them in white pencil.
I will probably redo these a little better soon with some of the pretty Halloween paper craft stuff they have out now.
Lastly I just I printed up the halloween recipes on cardstock in the appropriate sizes.
Now all my witchy goodies are in one organized space.