Thursday, September 16, 2010

Halloween Treat Box

Today I have a little Halloween project that is fun and easier to make than it may look.
These are going to be for my Grandchildren and will make their Halloween treats extra sweet!

Supplies I used:
Stamp from Penny Black "Trick or Treat"
Papers:  K and Company
Martha Stewart border punch
1 1/2" round punch
1 7/8" round scallop punch
Paper Piercer
Scor Pal
Corner Rounder
Double Stick Tape
Memories Tuxedo Black Ink
Letraset Tria Markers

Cut designer paper/card stock 6 1/2” x 11 ½ “

On the longer side, score at 1/2”, 3 1/2” , 6” and 9”.

Turn the paper ¼ to the left and score at 1”, 2 1/2”, and 5”.

Cut notches out as shown in photo.

You will then cut where the yellow lines are shown.

Now fold on the blue lines.

I am just learning how to do this, so please excuse if sketch isn't perfect. :-)

Fold up the bottom tabs and glue shut. I like to use double stick tape.
Next you will run double stick tape along the narrow 1/2” strip and adhere to the other edge of the box. Fill your box with treats, and bring the top together and glue or staple it closed. Use a corner rounder to make the rounded edges.
You can embellish your box with papers, ribbon, buttons, tags, whatever you come up with for your design.
The box is really a lot easier than it looks. I used a little whipping cream container as a starting off point for my pattern and then re-sized it so we weren't using one eighths as measurements. If you have a Scor Pal to help with the scoring, it goes quickly.

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