eyeball paper packages
October 30, 2011 § 9 Comments
Ahh, I can’t believe Halloween is a couple of short hours away. I haven’t been holding out on you, I promise! I had some more ideas I wanted to test out and make and share here this month, but there simply weren’t enough hours in the day!
As mentioned in my last post, I spent the previous weekend brainstorming and carving pumpkins for the show on Tuesday morning which turned out to be such an amazing experience. I have plenty to say about what happened on Tuesday and I also have the video clips to post, but will do so in a separate post. After that, I caught my breath on Wednesday night. Come Thursday, O.T. was speaking at a conference in the east coast in Albany, NY, called me after work, and surprised me with “I’m taking the Greyhound from Albany, meet me at the station at 6:30 am”. Immediately after hanging up the phone, I attempted to embark on a cleaning frenzy, with no success (again, not enough hours in the day). In any case, my spectacular week couldn’t’ve gotten better! So he’s been here for several days and will be here until Wednesday.
As for the past couple of days, being Halloween weekend, the days are prime calendar real estate (after Christmas and Thanksgiving, of course). We had a couple of parties to attend this weekend and everything went by in a blink!
As for things that blink — I did have time to make these eyeball paper packages for the office tomorrow. 420 mini chocolates in 60 eyeballs in 2 hours. I wish I had shared this sooner, but I actually JUST came up with the idea today. One of the rare occasions when I’m glad I waited til the last minute. Otherwise, I would’ve simply reused my old ideas and would’ve felt a bit of self-reproach for not coming up with anything else different. I’m quite happy with the efficiency of these packages, considering how laborious most of my previous treat packages have been.
I have a 13″ x 19″ format color printer, and have stacks of 11″ x 17″ paper which I used. My very hastily made design (which you may download here for blue, here for brown, here for green) is intended to be 11″ x 11″. One eyeball paper package fits 7 pieces of mini chocolates. Simply fill with treats, gather, and twist. Yes, how handy that the excess twists into the optic nerve!
I’m sure you haven’t left your Halloween treats for last minute as I have, so perhaps this is an idea to consider for next year!
I only get a half dozen trick or treaters, so I just made a handful of these and filled them with small candies. They each contain one tootsie pop, the stem of which adds structure to the “handle”. Awesome Idea, Thanks!
Yay, thanks! I’m glad you were able to make these in time, Leanne! That’s great!
This is brilliant – I would have done this if i had read about it in time!
Thanks, Juliet! There’s always next year! 🙂 Hope you had a great Halloween!
I don’t do Halloween anymore but this is a great idea. Watched you on BT Jeromina. Congratulations!!! You’ve certainly come a long way. Remember when we had coffee and I suggested you blog?? Well done girl!! 🙂
Thanks for signing up, Rita!! Glad you were able to watch BT. I do remember our Starbucks coffee! We should do that again!! It’s been too long!
Hi! I LOVE THESE…. was wondering if you created/printed the eyeball paper yourself or if you purchased it somewhere? I would love to make a few for Halloween on Friday!
Oh goodness, now I see the downloads…. I promise I read your entry more than once before I asked my earlier question…. Thank you for sharing!
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