Friday, October 1, 2010

Day 1 of Halloween Projects: Skeleton Doughnut Men

Welcome to Day 1 of the 31 Days of Horror! I am so glad you decided to join me and I am super excited to start sharing some great Halloween projects and ideas with you all. Today's project is the first place award for the costume contest for our Halloween party this year.  (I also have a giveaway for today listed at the bottom of this post as well)

So the first project I have for you are these great Skeleton Doughnut Men.

The skeletons on these were cut from the Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge. (On the Gypsy, I cut the skeleton as tall as he could be on a 12x12 mat)  Once I cut them, I then cut the ribs out of the center and glued the two pieces to a piece of black cardstock. 
Next, I used a black pen to make all of the details on the skeleton.
Next, I hand cut around the skeleton so that he would have a black background and outline.  This is kind of a pain, but there isn't a black out or shadow feature for this cut.

Now, I hot glued these guys to the packages of doughnuts.  This won't affect your doughnuts, because it will be on the outside of the plastic.  The doughnuts I used are Little Debbie Brand and you get 6 packs of 4 doughnuts in each package.  These are the only ones that I have found that don't have any writing or dates on the package that will show on your skeleton. 

After they are glued, you can bend the legs just a little at the joints and the doughnut packs will actually allow the skeleton to sit up.
Since these are going to be the first place awards, I needed a little certificate to go with them as well.  So, I made a computer generated award and then cut a small skeleton to match this guy and put him on there to finish it up. 



Now, for the first giveaway, I have one of the placemat pouches that I showed a few weeks ago full of goodies.  Included in the bag is: misc. ribbon, 2 jumbo paperclips, 5 wooden shapes, 2 stamps, chipboard Boo book, witch hat stickers and a Halloween Hair Bow that was made by my sister.  All you have to do to enter is 1)Be a Follower and 2)Leave a Comment on this post with a way to contact you like email, blog, etc.   All comments through Oct. 3rd will be entered and I will use random org to select a winner.  The winner will be announced on Oct. 4th.  Here is a picture of what you can win.


I am linking these up on 10/4 to the Craft-O-Maniac's Monday Link Party.  Be sure to visit her blog here: http://craftomaniac.blogspot.com/

I am also linking up to the Making Monday Marvelous Link Party.  You can find the blog here: http://craftingreallyawesomefreethings.blogspot.com/

32 comments:

Blue6366 said...

Great project. Those 1st place winners are going to be delighted when they receive their prizes.

debzdogz said...

These are just toooo cute to scare me! i just smiled!

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*A* said...

Those skeletons are so cute! I'm loving your ideas using the cricut that aren't just cards or scrap layouts. I feel much more justified in my cricut purchase now, so THANK YOU :)

BrandiLynn said...

What a great idea!!!!!

Tam said...

That is a cute idea!!

johndoroba said...

Sooo cute!! Thanks for sharing, I am loving this 31 days idea...can't wait to see all the fun.





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Lolliscraps said...

Love it!! Awesome idea!

The Cropping Canuck said...

The skeletons are great! I love them.

Best Hobby Eva said...

Super dee-duper cute! You are sooo clever with the "outside the box" projects. You really have an eye for creativity!!

Flamenco92627 said...

So cute! Thanks for the chance to win-I am already a follower.

Court said...

Hi Jean! HOW CUTE ARE THESE! Adorable! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment! Good luck in the giveaway!

And you're having a giveaway too! Yay for giveaways!

Courts Crafts Blog at gmail dot com

Marleen said...

OMG!!! Those are too cute! I'm off to find donuts this weekend. Thanks so much for the great idea!

Marleen
rickandmar@yahoo.com

Nicole said...

How freakin' cute is that!! You're such an enabler (in a mighty good way). I've got to try these!! Thanks for sharing!

Nicole
nmcnairy at yahoo dot com

Kim said...

Those have to be the cutest little gift ideas I have seen in a long time! My grandkids would love to get these for Halloween!
Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy as well!

LBCrafts said...

This is such a cute idea ... I've never seen those little white doughnuts packaged like that here in Canada... I will have to try andfind some! :)

Laurie

Audrey Frelx said...

Jean, these are really cute!!!

Amanda C said...

So so cute and original! I love these skeletons.

sucor said...

Awesome skeletons! These are so creative and unique!

kermetta said...

Thank you for the chance to win. I love your blog!!!

kermetta3167@yahoo.com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are so super cute!! You must be up all night thinking of great ideas!!

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea!!
Nadia
nadia_atpa@yahoo.com

Could it get any better then THIS? said...

these are all so cute. you have such fun ideas for everything..thank you for sharing...

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FitterTwit said...

Thanx so much Jean! And your donut men are ADORABLE!!! LOVE IT! :)

Brenda said...

I absolutely love your skeletons. I hope you don't mind me scraplifting this one!!

Laura G said...

Those are to die for cute!
Laurajane01@yahoo.com

Christy said...

I just LOVE these!

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

those are so cute!! what a great alternative to candy; i may just have to make these for my sons class!! i'd love a chance to win this FAB giveaway:)

C.R.A.F.T. said...

so cute! come on over and link up to MMM :)

Jean said...

Thanks. I linked them up to MMM.

C.R.A.F.T. said...

thank you for linking up! I will be featuring you this week! I love giveaways! crossing my fingers that I win :)

Jean said...

The giveaway was actually announced this morning. I will have some more coming up this week though, so be sure to enter them all.

Make handmade said...

Great tutorial! i love it, and i will make it. THanks.