Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Miniature Trick-or-Treat Basket

Most of the spoils of trick-or-treating end up in a plastic pumpkin (or a pillow case if you're old enough to remember the good old days) but why not a basket? In miniature? Good thing there's Alpha Stamps to make your dreams come true! I created a mini treat basket in 1:12 scale, chock full of all sorts of goodies, but if you're feeling ambitious, there is a Half-Scale version too.

After assembling the basket, I painted the entire thing orange. The black portion of the basket was colored (believe it or not) with a Sharpie! It worked better than acrylic paint and actually made nice straight edges. After painting the basket, I cut a piece of green florist foam to fit inside the basket, nearly to the top, so it would be easier to glue the green basket grass and treats inside.

 There are little pumpkin cookies and white chocolate ghosts made from the Mini Halloween Molds, which is the funnest thing ever, tucked inside the basket. I used polymer clay in the molds to create the pumpkin cookies, ghosts, and black bats that are on the caramel apple sticks. How cute is that mold??!

The pumpkin on the right is simply a Glass Pumpkin Charm, and I sliced sections of the Halloween Mix Polymer Canes to create the wrapped candies. The sliced sections of polymer clay were put into a bitty square of plastic wrap and then it was tied together with a snippet of sewing thread. The candy corn was made from polymer clay and wrapped the same way.

It was so much fun creating this weensy basket of sweets! Happy Halloween to you!

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