Keep Calm and Eat Chocolate

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
It's time for another Little Red Wagon challenge. This time, our wonderful Imke is hosting and she's chosen the theme "All About Chocolate". I jumped in with two feet for this one. I am especially fond of all things chocolate!!

I decided to make a little treat box for the challenge. Well, the box was mostly made. I just had to fold it. However, I did get out an assortment of supplies to decorate it. Once the box was filled with Twix mini chocolate bars (which were sampled for quality control purposes), I used a spider web punch to create a strip to go around the box. I layered that with orange and green jute tied at a little "Keep Calm and Eat Chocolate" tag. I then coloured up a mummy and die cut a jack-o-lantern and bat. I really wanted to add a little spider die as well but it didn't seem to look right in any spot I tried.


I actually quite like spiders and my friends tease me as I will save any spiders I find in the house and take them outside to continue their happy spider lives. A few weeks ago, I was visiting a friend whose son has a small pet tarantula. Unfortunately, the tarantula escaped and was hiding by the bathroom waste basket. I asked for a small container and then put the container over the tarantula. I then got a thin piece of cardboard to slide under the container and was able to carry the poor spider back to her home. It was quite the adventure and I'm happy I was in the right place at the right time!

Rescue mission!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created. Then think about chocolate as you create your own project to join this week's challenge!

6 comments

Unknown said...

Wonderful box, Kate but I don't need the experience with the spider. These are not my animals at all ** lol **

Imke ~ MY CRAFTY PLACE

Chrissy said...

Super fun and cute treat box Kate..the spider I could not have dealt with so good on you, excuse me while I go and shudder somewhere..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love the box and the characters, what a shame you had to sample the Twix. Quality control is so tedious! hahaha As for the spider, it was VERY kind of you too place it into it's usual home. BUT I would have run a mile.
Faith x

JanR said...

What is it about mini chocolate bars that they taste so much better than the full size? Glad you were able to perform the quality control yourself. (: A very Halloweeny post! Not only does your treat box look delicious (both figuratively and literally) but it guest starred an actual spider! Maybe it was protesting the lack of representation on your make? (;

Witchcrafted Life said...

Super fun treat box - I'm with you when it comes to the vital importance of quality assurance testing. One can never be too safe there! :)

Autumn Zenith ๐Ÿงก Witchcrafted Life

Brenda said...

Where do I start...if these were to be your Halloween treats, I would surely be knocking on your door (despite the long trip). This is darling and I certainly understand the need for quality control in all cases of chocolate (cases as in quantity and quality). As for the spider, I rather like them because of dear Charlotte, as long as they are not too big and don't hop at me like our cane spiders do.

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