If you're like me, then you're already thinking about Halloween. I've already picked up a giant pumpkin (at the grocery store--couldn't resist) and gotten the boys to commit to this year's costume (let's just hope they don't change their minds). Of course I have also been stalking my local craft stores to check out their Halloween goodies. I am happy to report this is a great year for Halloween stickers. There are some especially nice varieties of raised stickers. I used some as a quick and easy way to embellish wooden boxes that I had painted orange.
I got the idea to use the wooden boxes from Martha, the Queen of Halloween, but she has you cut out witches and bats and then apply them to the boxes with a glue stick (if you're interested, here is her template). However, I think stickers are a much easier way to get a nice look. The wooden boxes can be found at most craft stores and will cost $1 for a 3-inch box. To paint them, mix equal parts acrylic orange paint & water (to create a wash), then apply with a foam brush (no need to paint the inside of the box). Line boxes with wax or parchment paper if you plan on using the containers for food items.