Do you have a cousin/parent/brother/aunt/nephew/dog sitter who loves Halloween as much as you do (or maybe even more)?
Would you like to show your love for them with an extra special treat?
If you answered yes to these questions please continue reading. Whether they live a block down the street of half-way across the country, this would be an idea for them.
A group I belong to on Ravelry is doing a Halloween swap. This started way back in August and the first day to mail is today (except if you lie in the US today is a federal holiday so no post for us.) Once I had amassed my goodies I got about to decorating the envelope and that’s where I thought of something I could share with you guys for Blogoween.
All you need for this project is an envelope (I used a 10 x 13 inch one, as per the rules of our swap), a roll of duct tape (I used black but any color would work- I’ve seen candy corn ones and other Halloween themes as well), and a silver paint pen (or a sharpie).
1. First cover your envelope in duct tape but don’t seal it. This is simply to reinforce it but make it look nice if you can by laying the tape flat and trying to keep your pieces straight.
2. Second, decorate the way you choose.
3. Fill (with little toys or treats) and seal (you may need to duct tape it shut even if it is self sealing).
That’s it! Here are some ideas to get you started;
I made mine look like a Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit. I even included a letter stating what all of the ‘tools’ were and how I thought they could be used. This is a great theme for any zombie-lover or Walking Dead fan.
I also came up with some simple drawings that could be done to decorate the envelope if you’re thinking just a Halloween theme. For these collages start in the upper left corner then go down the column and the do the same on the right side.
Over all, it’s pretty easy to customize your envelope however you want.
Here’s mine all full and ready to be sent.