I know Halloween is still 6 months away, but it's my favorite time of year and I can't help thinking about what I want to do next. I made these party favors for our big Halloween weekend in 2010. The biggest job was making mini coffins for each guest. I used the Sizzix Pro die Coffin & Lid for the boxes. I used my Cricut to cut some of the characters on the lids (e.g. the skull & crossbones and vampire). For the trim (dripping blood, graveyard, and spider webs) I used Martha Stewart punches. I have a lot of her punches for Halloween - love them! The bottoms of the boxes were covered in Halloween themed papers, inked in black around the edges for a "seamless" look. All boxes were aged with Antique Linen Distress Ink by Tim Holtz. (Click on the image to enlarge.)
The test tubes are from Martha Stewart. I attached tags to the top of each with ribbon. The tags were cut with Nestibilities; the images were rubber stamped. I also made labels for each food dish: they were printed from my computer on white card stock, cut with Nestibilities (tip: use a small piece of removable tape to keep them in place to frame words or images), inked in black, mounted on purple card stock (also cut with Nestibilities), and decorated with store bought dimensional stickers. To hold them, I bought silver skull place card holders at Michaels.
Below is a photo of my dining room table, complete with graveyard and bleeding candles. Notice the spider crawling down from the chandelier? Don't worry, it's not real; but it did take me some time to hang it from a single (fake) web strand.