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Trick or Treat Wand

by Amy Bowerman

It’s official, I’ve “caught” the Halloween spirit.  Today I have some Tricks to share with you on how to create this Trick or Treat wand.  You can create this project for one of your little goblins or to add to your Halloween home decor it’s simple to create with a few Sizzix Die Cuts, Distress Glitter, and a fun technique from Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013.

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Bats, and spiders and ghosts oh my!  As spooky and creepy as these guys can be, a little Distress Glitter makes them Boo-tiful!

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A ribbon wrapped dowel is the perfect handle for this Halloween wand.  Witches, ghosts and ghouls of all ages will carry it with pride going door to door on Halloween.  No little goblins to make one for?  Why not poke it into a plant or your Halloween Candy Bucket?

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 How to make a Wand with Sizzix

 

You can use a variety of dies to create your wand.  Play around with different dies and see what you come up with.  I came up with this project because I didn’t have the dies Tim used in his October Tag Tutorial.  Sometimes NOT having the supplies you need can force you to really think outside the box and THAT is when the creative magic happens!

Sizzix Dies

  • Tim Holtz  Movers & Shapers Rectangles
  • Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers Ornamental
  • Tim Holtz On the Edge Stars

Trick or Treat Wand | Pluckingdaisies.com #Sizzix #DistressGlitter #TimHoltz For the base of the wand I used grungeboard and the Ornamental die with the medium-sized rectangle.  I also cut a windowless ornamental from manilla cardstock for my background..  The stars were cut from grunge paper covered with foil tape.

Add Distress Glitter to the frame and stars with Glossy Accents and set aside to dry.  I also glittered some plastic Halloween rings and a Ghost die cut from my crafty blogger friend Sue (Sue lives in CT and we recently discovered that we shop at the same Michael’s and Jo-ann’s…who knew?)

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I used a really cool Distress Paint marbling technique from Tim Holtz to create my background.  You can find the tutorial on Tim’s Blog HERE.    “Trick or Treat” was spelled out with Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ransom and Label letters.  I had to throw in a few metal letters because I ran out of I’s and E’s.  I like how that worked out.  The metal letters break it up a bit don’t you think?

Once your glittered pieces are dry adhere the frame to the background and arrange the rest of your bits and bobs around the frame (I used hot glue for my pieces).  If you haven’t tried Distress Glitter yet you can learn all about it HERE in my review.

To create the handle add a drop of hot glue to the tip of a wooden dowel and press the end of a few pieces of ribbon into it.  Wrap the ribbon all the way down and adhere the ends with hot glue.  Tie with a piece of wispy yarn and glue on a spider and you are ready for some trick or treat fun!

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I’ve got my Trick or Treat wand propped up against my black cat candy bucket.   You can find this cat bucket at Dollar tree.  The Arms and legs were a bit flimsy so I shaped and Strengthened them with Mod Podge Stiffy.  I have a really fun Halloween project using Dollar store Items and Mod Podge stiffy coming up on Tuesday so stay tuned!

This little guy is ready to welcome the Trick or Treaters with his sparkly Trick or Treat wand.  I can’t fill him with candy just yet…I have no self-control when it comes to chocolate…NONE!

Hope you learned a few tricks today…have fun making this little treat for your favorite trick or treater!

Have a boo-tiful day!

Amy*

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1 Maisie Moonshine October 25, 2013 at 9:52 am

Gorgeous take on Tim’s tag – loads of fun. Made me smile! MMx

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2 Amy Bowerman October 27, 2013 at 9:18 am

Thank you Maisie so glad you liked my Halloween wand. It was one of those things where I was fresh outta tags and went into “use what you have mode”. I find that sometimes it’s good to be without a necessary supply to force yourself to create in new ways 😉

Amy*

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3 Anita Houston October 9, 2013 at 9:02 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! A sparkly wand like no other!
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4 Audrey Pettit October 7, 2013 at 7:49 am

OMGosh, you always have the most unique and amazing projects, Amy! I LOVE this! So, so cute and spooky, and you’re right…the distress glitter makes everything even better!
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5 stamping sue October 7, 2013 at 6:42 am

Hi Amy! what a great halloween wand! what fun for a little goblin to carry trick or treating! glad you found a use for one of the ghosts. maybe we’ll meet up at Jo-Anne’s soon.
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6 Amy Bowerman October 9, 2013 at 8:02 am

Yes we do! I also need to take you to dollar tree. I was going to ask if you wanted to go to Ranger Warehouse sale but I have a wedding that day…boo!

Amy*

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7 Anne Rx October 7, 2013 at 3:01 am

Hi Amy, what a fabulous make! Love, love the Tim techniques you used and the Distress Glitter looks amazing. This is so very clever of you…. I love it. Will be tuning in to Chemistry 102 today – can’t wait! Hugs, Anne x
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8 Linda, the funkie junkie October 6, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Wow, is this cute or what? LOVE it, Amy! It would look fabulous on my front door step. Oh, so many wonderful things to make and so little time. Somebody the other day asked if I would start selling clones in my boutique so she could buy one to go to work for her so she could just craft full time. I thought that sounded like a sensational idea. I need a clone too :)

Thanks for the inspiration!

Hugs,
Linda

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9 Amy Bowerman October 9, 2013 at 8:29 am

When you get the clones in let me know I’ll take 6! Also if you ever come across a craft room clapper I would love to have it to clap my studio clean :) “If you’re crafty and you know it clap your hands!”

Amy*

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