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Candy Wrapper Gift Card / Money Holder Halloween ~Mummy

Candy wrapper gift card holder mummyHalloween Candy Wrapper and Money Holder~ Mummy

The next in our series of candy boxes for Halloween, the Mummy.  If you missed the box tutorial, click here.

 For the directions for the Pumpkin click here,or the Black Cat click here,

For the mummy you will use white or cream card stock for you box.  Go ahead and make your money/gift card holder and attach it to the back.  Now that you have that part done, it is time to start ripping paper.  You don’t want this to be perfect and clean cut. The strips don’t all have to be the same size, shape or ripped identically.  After I ripped my paper, I wanted to age them.  I got crazy with one of my favorite products for this type of project.

 Candy wrapper money holder mummy

I love this stuff.  It gives a great distressed look and is really easy to use.  If you want to use this you can get it on Amazon here.  There are lots of color choices, but I really love this one the most.  To distress the paper, simply take your strip and rub the edge against the stamp pad like this:

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Do that all the way around, on all four sides.  Continue to do that to all of your strips.  If your fingers aren’t dirty when you are done, you aren’t doing it right. 😉 For the mummy’s eyes I simply cut two 3/4 inch circles and then rubbed them on the distress pad as well to make sure they were the same color as the edging.  After they were dry, I took to black circles that I cut out with a regular hole punch.  Easy enough, right?  Glue the eyes on where you want them first.  You don’t want to forget about them!  Once the eyes are attached to the box, begin gluing your paper strips.  I alternated one on each side of the box.  I also glued them on at a small angle.  I didn’t want them going straight across.

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Close up of the eyes and also how I attached the strips of paper.

Do that until he has the amount of coverage you want.  By using the same color paper for the strips as you used for the box, no one will notice if you have a few blank spots.  All you have left to do is add your box of candy, your money/gift card and you have a great, thrifty gift for anyone!

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Just in case you missed them, here are the links again for the rest of the series;

Candy Wrapper gift card holder Witch 2

Check out how to make this spunky witch!

the box,

Halloween-pumpkin-candy-and-money-holder1pumpkin,

black cat,

 and mummy.

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Halloween candy wrapper money holder frankenstein

 Candy Wrapper Gift Card/ Money Holder~ Frankenstein 

The last one in our Halloween series!  I have really enjoyed making these boxes!  If you have missed our series you can link up to them here.  The box, pumpkin, black cat, mummy, and witch.

This guy may be the easiest of all!  He is that easy to make!  Start off by making your box out of card stock.  I used green since that is how I picture Frankenstein.  Go ahead and attach your pocket out of the same card stock to the front.  That will be his jaw as well as the pocket for the gift card.

For his eyes I cut 2 1 1/2 inch circles out of white card stock.  Cut one out of the green paper that is the same size.  Cut it in half to make the eyelids and glue each half to the top of one of the white circles.   Cut a smaller black circle out of black paper. Cut that in half too.  Now glue those right under the eye lids so that he looks droopy eyed.  I didn’t include photos for this, but if it is confusing, the photo above shows how it should look.

For his teeth I cut two rectangles out of white paper and glued them to the inside edge of the pocket for the gift card.  There is no wrong size, just cut them however they seem right to you.

For his hair, I simply took a piece of black paper and made a rectangle.  I then took one of the long sides of the rectangle and cut a zig zag line along it.  Glue it to his forehead and you are almost done!

For the final step cut 2 black “screws” out for the side of his neck.  I traced a shape that resembled a tree and cut those out.  Mine are rounded,but they would be just as cute if they were rectangular.

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I hope you enjoyed learning how to make these fun boxes.  Think about other holidays as well,  They would be cute with some Christmas card stock, pink for Valentines day.  Make a rainbow for St. Patrick’s day.  The possibilities are endless!

If you want the links for the series here you go; the box, pumpkin, black cat, mummy and witch.

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Candy Wrapper Gift Card/Money Holder Halloween~Witch

Candy wrapper gift card holder witch

 

Candy Wrapper Money Holder Halloween~ Witch

Only 2 more left in our series of Halloween candy wrappers.  Today we will learn how to make the witch.  If you want directions on the box click here. The Pumpkin, Black Cat and Mummy.

Now that you have your box made in your color of choice, add the envelope for the gift card/money on the back.  Lets move on to the witch’s hat.  Get a piece of black paper. I used a scrap.  I set it on my box to decide how far down I wanted it to go and put a small dot on each side.  They are the small, white dots.

 Candy wrapper money holder witch hat

I then connected those dots up above to make a pointed hat and cut off the sides.  Next you will want to cut the brim of your witch’s hat.  Pick your desired length and cut.  Glue it on to the front of the hat along the bottom.  I wanted a decorative strip on mine.  I chose to use washi tape because I had some.  Scrapbook paper would work too.  If you have never heard of washi tape, it is a Japanese, thin, paper tape that is so great for many things.  There are so many places to buy it and patterns to get it in.  I bought some of mine on Amazon.  This is the set I have, but the strip I used came from somewhere else that I can’t remember now.  Sorry! Candy wrapper money holder witch hat 4

These are some of the washi tapes I have.  They are so fun to play with, and pretty inexpensive too!

Now we will move on to the hair.  Simply cut strips of card stock.  They don’t have to be super long.  You are going to attach them to the back of the witch’s hat.  I cut about 8 strips total.  Then fold some in half.  I folded them so they made a v shape and left the others long.

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Glue the smaller V shaped pieces along the front like bangs.  (If you don’t wish to use bangs you can skip folding the pieces of paper and cut fewer as well.)

I like the witch looking a little crazy, so I glued my longer strips on a little crazy.  *Side note: I did try to use yarn for this originally, but I didn’t like the bulk it added behind the hat.  However, it still works if you want to go that route instead.Once your hair is glued on, attach your hat to the box.

For the eyes I simply cut a large number 8 out.  I wanted them to be different than what I had done on the previous ones.  I liked having them connected.  Obviously you could do them different if you want.  I am partial to these ones.  I think it gives our witch a friendly vibe as opposed to a scary witch.  Just my thoughts. Add black buttons, or paper for the black part of her eyes.

Using a black sharpie, you can draw her smile on.  If you want to try to cut the smile out of paper that would look nice also.  My witch has a wonky tooth, which I cut out with white paper.  Printer weight paper works great.

And here she is!

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Just in case you missed them, here are the links again for the rest of the series;

Candy Wrapper gift card holder Witch 2

the box,

Halloween-pumpkin-candy-and-money-holder1pumpkin,

black cat,

 and mummy.

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Just in case you missed them, here are the links again for the rest of the series; the box, pumpkin, black cat,  and mummy.

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Halloween candy wrapper money holder black cat

Halloween candy wrapper money holder~ Black Cat

No bad luck when this black cat crosses your path!  Just the next in our Halloween series of  candy wrapper covers.

When you get your box ready that we learned how to make here, we can start on his adorable face.

If you are making this for Halloween, be sure to use black card stock for his body.  You will also need pink for his nose and ears, White for eyes and whiskers, and black  for his ears and pupils.  You should have plenty of your black from your base to cover all of that.  I am all about using every bit of scrap paper!  Its thrifty and helps keep the waste down.

I personally thought it was cute with his eyes different sizes, but they can be cut the same if you wish.  I cut one circle 1 inch and the other 3/4 inch.  If you have a circle craft punch that would work perfectly.  Feel free to find something to trace, a quarter would work nicely.

To cut the whiskers I simply cut small strips off of a piece of paper.  It is ok if they aren’t perfect, just cut them fairly thin, like a whisker.Candy wrapper money holder black cat eyes and whiskers

For the ears, I cut triangles like I did for the pumpkin box.

For the pink, inner ear, cut a triangle, smaller then the black triangle, but round the sides like this:

Candy wrapper money holder black cat ears

Attach those to the inside of the black triangle ears.  Now attach them to the inside, front of the box.  So they are peeking over the top edge.

Attach the whiskers to the box where you want them, overlapping the ends that are glued to the face.  You are going to be gluing those underneath the small nose, so you want to get them fairly close.

 candy wrapper money holder black cat face

The nose is a circle with a flat bottom.  Mine is far from perfect,  but that gives him character.  Attach the nose over the whiskers.

All you have left for his face are the black circles for the pupils.  This would also be cute with buttons.  For small pupils you could use a standard size hole punch.  Use what you have and it will turn out great!  Glue the eyes on to the candy wrapper box and you are ready to add your envelope for the gift card/money.  I chose to attach that to the front, but if you feel that is in the way, you could put it on the back as well.

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What do you think?  Easy, thoughtful and handmade gifts are always great!

Just in case you missed them, here are the links again for the rest of the series;

Candy Wrapper gift card holder Witch 2

Check out how to make this spunky witch!

the box,

Halloween-pumpkin-candy-and-money-holder1pumpkin,

black cat,

 and mummy.

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