I like to give a special treat to my favorite Halloween Spooks (nieces, nephews and close friends). It seems like this list is ever-growing, so I was really thrilled to find a cute idea that I can mass-produce.
Halloween Treat Boxes Supplies:
- Core’dinations Chalk Core Cardstock
- Core Essentials in Orange
- Spotted Jillian Cardstock in Parsley
- Sillhouette Machine
I downloaded a cut file from Silhouette here.
This shape is for the Bat Box. Then to create the spider and pumpkin, I cut the box shape out again, and then added a pumpkin shape and/or legs for the spider. Easy Peasy! The new Core’dinations Chalk Core Cardstock is such a cute and trendy addition to my Halloween projects!
I used Core Essentials, in Orange for the pumpkin, and a little scrap of Spotted Jillian Cardstock in Parsley for the leaf. I scored the cardstock where the lines of the pumpkin would be, and sanded the cardstock to make it pop!
The boxes are perfect for inserting a cellophane treat bag full of goodies, or a wrapped homemade cookie. A quick and easy way to treat my cute trick-or-treaters!
I love creating holiday projects that are inexpensive and easy to make. That way, I don’t feel bad about throwing them away after the holiday is over, saving storage space. This project certainly fit my quick and easy/cheap criteria- but it doesn’t look like it!
Halloween Ghost Boxes Supply List:
- 12×12 sheet of Core’dinations Vintage Cardstock in Emberglow
- 6×6 (or scrap) of Core’dinations Core Couture Glitter Cardstock in Black Tie
- 12×12 sheet of Core’dinations Core Basics Cardstock in White Canvas Texture
- Google Eyes
- Wooden Skewers
- Floral Foam
- Green Tissue Paper
- Hot Glue Gun/Gluesticks
- Silhouette Cameo (or other electronic cutting machine)
Step 1. The first step in this project is to select a box shape for your electronic cutting machine. You could also select a box template, and hand cut it. You will need three finished boxes.
The best part about the project, is you can resize the boxes to fit three of them on one 12×12 sheet of cardstock. Even though Core’dinations Vintage Collection cardstock is textured to resemble worn demin- it cuts beautifully in electronic cutting machines!
Step 2. Assemble the boxes using a hot glue gun.
Step 3. Trim a small piece of floral foam to fit the inside of the box. It doesn’t need to fill the box, it will just be a base for the ghosts to sit upright.
Step 4. Adhere foam pieces to the bottom of the boxes using hot glue. Cut a section of green tissue paper to cover the floral foam. Adhere tissue paper to the top of the floral foam in the box.
Step 5. Using an electonic cutting machine, cut three ghost shapes from white cardstock. You could also hand cut your ghosts. Trim wooden skewers to desired length, and adhere ghost shapes to skewer using hot glue.
Step 6. Insert your ghosts into the boxes. Using an electronic cutting machine or dies, cut the letters “BOO” from black glitter cardstock. Make sure to save the centers of the “B” and an “O”, this is what I used for the mouths of my ghosts.
Step 7. Adhere “BOO” letters to the box fronts. Adhere the “B” letter centers to the end ghosts, and trim the center of an “O” for the middle ghost. Adhere google eyes to each ghost.
Admire your “BOO”tiful creation!
Are you collecting easy Halloween paper craft ideas? I’ve got a quick way to give treats to friends and family that’s cute and festive! Make up these Halloween paper treat boxes to hide candy or non-sweet treats – surprise your kids, or leave at a co-worker’s desk to make their day!
Halloween Paper Treat Box Supplies:
- Core’dinations Spotted Tillie Dot 12×12 Cardstock in Halloween Colors (I used orange and forget-me-not)
- Treat Box Paper Punch
- Foam Halloween Stickers
- Baker’s Twine
- Treats to Fill Boxes
Step 1. Cut your paper to the dimensions that will accommodate your treats. Trimmed paper must be 7″ wide, and I found that 5-6 inches was an ideal size for treats. You can get 3 boxes from a 12×12 sheet of paper by trimming it as follows:
Cut your 12″ paper in two pieces at 7″, leaving a 5″ wide scrap. Cut your 7″ wide strip into two equal parts 6″ long.
Your remaining 5″ scrap should be trimmed to 7″ wide.
This will leave you with two cuts for boxes 7″x6″, one 7″x5″, and a 5″x5″ scrap that you can save for another project.
Step 2. Use punch board to create your box templates.
Step 3. Assemble your boxes and tie one end closed with baker’s twine so that you can fill with treats.
Step 4. Embellish with spooky stickers!
Step 5. Fill with treats and tie the second end closed. Note, a small hole will still remain in the ends of the box, so button-type candies would fall out. Bite-sized chocolates work much better.
Give these as gifts to the kids (and kids-at-heart) in your life! They don’t have to be filled with candy – these are a great festive shape for non-sweet Halloween treats, too. Stickers, rubber balls, jewelry, and small action figures would be great additions to these treat boxes!
I hope you enjoy this quick treat idea!
Halloween Layout Supplies:
- Chalk Core
- Black Magic
- Core Essentials
- Sand It Gadget & Dust Buddy
- Dies: Tim Holtz, Lifestyle Crafts, Papertrey Ink
- Sequins: American Crafts
- Twine: The Twinery
- Button: October Afternoon
- Embossing Folder: Stampin Up
- Label Maker
- Cut N Boss
Step 1. Using a ruler and cutting tool, cut the grid pattern in 1″ increments. Within those 1″ pieces, cut out a smaller square. Where some of the lines meet, punch a whole for added interest. Lay a piece of Black Magic Cardstock underneath it and score the lines that will appare in the negative image of the squares you just cut.
Step 2. Flip over the Black Magic and sand the scored lines, remove dust with Dust Buddy. Line them up again and adhere. Add your additional elements like the sanded doily cut from Chalk Core. Cut the ghosts from the vellum cardstock.
Step 3. Emboss a piece of vellum and add your title along with some additional embellishments.
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Charlotte created THE cutest monsters! Aren’t these guys adorable? They are colorful, full of texture and down right festive! Char used her Cricut and the Mini Monster cartridge to create these little guys. Next, she ran them through her Cuttlebug with various embossing folders to create the cool textures. Just add a little sanding and some googley eyes and you have the perfect project for Halloween. (P.S. Make sure you scroll down for our Facebook contest we announced today)
Here they are individually. SO CUTE!
TRICK OR TREAT!!!!
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