Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Halloween Treat Boxes
That time of the year when treat boxes are on the mind . . . . Wanted a different treat box but still wanted it to be free standing or easy to tuck into another treat holder. Decided for my treat boxes I would make and decorate them for Halloween -- and here they are:
To begin with I had seen the tutorial of these on YouTube by Elaine "gettinginspired". If you should want to make these I suggest you watch her video -- with a pen and paper in hand. . . Her video goes from start to finish and is easy to follow along. These treat holders stay closed using velcro dots -- I cut mine in half so a package will make up quite a few of these holders.
Since I had never made a box like this before I made up a sample box using kraft card stock from Mikes. You can get two of these boxes from one sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" card stock so it is very economical if you have to make up a few of these. I will also say I used all Martha Stewart punches, as she did in her video, although I did use different punches than she had as I did not have all the punches she used. Will start with my sample treat holder in kraft card stock. I cut it to the size she suggested and took it to the Martha Stewart score board and scored all my lines:
Since this was my first holder I wrote "FR" on my piece so I would know which piece is the front of the holder (the candy pocket) and not the flap piece. As she shows in the video I did all the cutting of the excess flaps not needed:
Now you need to punch both straight ends of the holder with your Martha Stewart punches:
With my straight ends punched I then put the Scor tape on the flaps to hold the candy pocket in place. But before you make this into your treat holder be sure to add your printed card stocks to the pocket front and the outside flap front. It is much easier to do this while your holder is flat -- I did not decorate my kraft sample holder as you can see:
Now to decorate the holders. I will show each holder and then show the candies in each. All these holders hold two of the smaller candy treats:
SU gray card stock was used for the holder base. The chevron stripe is Mikes and the skeleton print is from Peebles. Used a Happy Halloween die for the circle on the front. For the mini ghosts I used a small ghost punch and white glittered card stock -- to have two ghosts facing in two directions for one I punched it out with the glittered card stock up and then turned it over with the glittered side down and punched out another ghost. Now they can face each other. I used a decorative scalloped border punch from M Stewart for the holder front flap. For the inside I used the M Stewart graveyard border punch - this holder holds two of the Fun Size Hershey bars:
This next holder is purple -- not blue:
Used printed card stock from the stash for the front of the holder. Die cut a pumpkin and layered that for the front, "Boo" is a stamp from My Favorite Things. The ghost I cut out of vellum using a Sizzix ghost die. Used a dotted scallop punch for the front and on the inside is a fence punch -- again both punches are M Stewart. Inside this holder is webbed printed paper -- that is not card stock but the shelf strip from Walgreens from their Halloween aisle from last year. This holder holds two York Peppermint Patties:
The last holder:
The front of this holder has card stock by Nicole from AC Moore. The ghost is white glittered card stock and I cut that out using a flat Sizzix die. The orange decoration with the black brad on the left front of the holder is the mesh bag from the grocery store that held onions. BOO! washi tape was used on the holder front and the bat was made using an EK Success punch. Again the scalloped border punch was used -- for the inside:
As you can see on the inside of this holder I stamped "happy halloween" (stamp from HobbyLobby) and I was careful to position this above where the velcro would be to close this holder. This holder holds two of the Ghirardelli candies.
For my velcro pieces -- I put the two pieces of velcro together on the package:
Then using scissor I cut these in half. Peeled them off the plastic and put them on the front of the candy pocket and then closed the flap and pressed. Now both pieces of the velcro are adhered to the holder for closing.
This is an easy holder to put together but I would suggest making a sample one first so you can see how to cut the excess flaps off and how to punch the edges. Do as much as you can while this holder is flat as it is much easier and faster. Thanks to Elaine for sharing this cute holder --- since it is free standing it would be cute on a desk or the table. TFL and YOLO