It's time once again to remember your favorite college students,
far away friends and relatives, and loved ones serving overseas.
Yes, I know I'm a little late. Again.
I was out of town and just got this finished up.
You can pin it for next year.
But...it was worth the wait!
It's Love From Your Mummy!!!
A totally awesome Halloween Chalkboard Care Package!
I'm almost more excited about the box than the stuff inside!
But I'm a dork.
I started off painting the inside with black craft paint.
I added orange polka dots with more paint.
Use different coordinating scrapbook paper for the flaps.
On a side note...I love scrapbook paper.
But I don't scrapbook. So There.
I wanted to make the outside cute, too.
I started off just painting it like the inside.
Then I had a brilliant idea!
The cardboard kinda soaks up the paint a little making the surface a little rough.
I knew it would be easy to replicate a chalkboard look even without chalkboard paint.
I did go ahead and rub some chalk over the surface and wipe it
off with a paper towel before painting for more authentic look.
I haphazardly, but precisely (lol), painted my words with white paint.
I didn't want them too perfect, but I wanted them to have nice form.
Then using a sanding block I lightly distressed the entire thing and lightly dusted it off.
The result was a beautiful thing.
I did two full sides...
Love from your Mummy
May contain: things that go bump in the night
The other two sides I just filled in with mini chalkboard scenes.
My furry helper approved...
But wait...what about the Halloween treats inside????
I made up a bunch of these adorable Halloween S'mores treat packs.
Each one has 4 graham cracker halves,
2 mini Hershey bars, 2 pumpkin peeps, and one ghost peep.
Mr. Ghost looks a little angry.
Maybe someone ate his I Scream.
I just love them!
What good is a Halloween care package without a good movie.
Sara doesn't like scary movies so I always look for
something a little more on the fun side.
I know she hasn't seen this one...and it's a musical to boot...
Little Shop of Horrors is the perfect choice.
other random stuff...and you've got yourself
a howlin' good Halloween care package.
Full of Love from your Mummy.
I hope you've enjoyed this last minute Halloween gift idea.
I know I had way too much fun creating it.
The lady in the mailroom at the college told Sara
she always knows when a box comes in for her.
I always decorate them in some way.
I think she's really going to like this one.
I've got a little giveaway coming up next week so be sure to stop by!
beware of those things that go bump in the night.
Scaring up a little fun here: