Halloween Treat Boxes and Tag – With A Free Pattern!

by Joe Rotella on October 17, 2011

I’m not a big fan of horror stories, scary films, haunted houses and the like. They make my heart pound and I scare pretty easily. Maybe that’s why I prefer the spooky but fun approach to Halloween.

When I saw the Eyes Inside Pumpkin stamp from Viva Las Vegastamps! it made me chuckle. The design comes in two sizes (#10871, #10880), so you can use it to create a suite of projects that complement one another. Combine it with Halloween Glitter Stripe paper from The Robin’s Nest and Purple Grandeur paper from Core’dinations and you’ve got all you need to make these three spooky Halloween treat boxes and tag.

One sheet of Halloween Glitter Stripe paper gives you enough strips to decorate about 9 boxes and a couple of tags. One sheet of Purple Grandeur will make all three boxes. I cut in to a second sheet to make the tag. Miracle Tape from Viva Las Vegastamps! makes it fast and easy to secure pieces when making the boxes.

Embellishments

To create the pumpkin embellishments, I stamped the Eyes Inside Pumpkin stamps on orange glitter paper from Colorbok’s Autumn Glittler pack with StazOn Jet Black ink and fussy cut them. I touched up the stamped lines with a black sharpie. To make the eyes really pop, I used a drop of Inkssentials White Enamel Accents by Ranger for each eye. After that cured, I touched the center with a black Pigma Micron Pen (0.3 mm) from Sakura. I applied green chunky glitter to the stems using Crystal Lacquer as an adhesive.

The two Happy Halloween sentiments are #7737 and #8709 from Viva Las Vegastamps! I stamped them on scalloped ovals and rectangles cut with deckle scissors.

Window Treat Box

Here’s a free pattern in PDF format to make the window treat box. I stamped the inside with Happy Halloween from Viva Las Vegastamps! This box makes a great container for candy, jewelry, a key, tickets, etc. I filled mine with Reeces Pieces because I love the colors they come in!

Triangle Favor Box

Triangle Treat Box Pattern

Start with a piece of cardstock measuring 6” x 4”.  Score it down the center (3”) along the long side. Then score it from the center of the short side (2”) to the center of the long side as shown. Punch a 1/8” hole ½” down and ½” over from the each of the four corners. Fold along the score lines; fill it with candy or a small gift and threat ribbon through the punched holes to tie the box together. One mini candy bar fits just snug.

Triangular Tube of Kisses

The kisses container is a breeze to make and could easily be mass produced. Start with a piece of cardstock measuring 5½” x 4½”.  Score it at 1”, ½” and 4” along the short side. The finished piece will be a triangular tube that is 5½” long. Fold at the score lines, adhere the ½” piece on the bottom and you’re done! Anchor the end kisses with a glue dot don’t so they don’t fall out when you pick it up. The tube holds 6 kisses.

Halloween Tag

If you’re giving someone something too big to fit in a favor box, just attach a Halloween tag to it! I started with Purple Grandeur paper cut to fit the tag and dry embossed it with the Pumpkin Harvest Cuttlebug embossing folder by Provo Craft. Adhere it to the tag and then lightly sand it to make the embossed design pop. Add your embellishments and your tag is ready to go!

More from Viva Las Vegastamps!

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Joe Rotella

 

 

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Amy Day October 17, 2011 at 8:45 am

Wow! You really went all out! I love the orange and purple together! Glad to see the sentiment stamp worked well. Too cute!

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Jamie C October 17, 2011 at 10:14 am

You know I love the Halloween stuff Joe and I look forward to what comes out of the Create & Craft Team's minds!

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David H October 17, 2011 at 10:46 am

Cool card Joe! Seeing Halloween craft ideas gives me much much happiness! Thanks for the free pattern!

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Melinda October 18, 2011 at 3:52 pm

These are adorable! Thanks for sharing.

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Nance **U** October 22, 2011 at 6:58 am

I keep getting "page not found" for the pdf file.

Would it be possible for you to send it to my e-mail.

It is adorable.

Thank you!

**U**

Nance

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Joe Rotella October 23, 2011 at 8:50 am

Ruh roh! I think it's fixed now. The correct link is http://www.createncraft.com/FilesToShare/Treat-Bo… . I'll email it to you too :) Thanks for letting me know!

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JustYolie October 22, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Fantastic Halloween projects!! :)

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Shirley Wheeler October 23, 2011 at 8:54 am

Joe these are so adorable! Thank you so much for the box pattern. I still can't wrap my mind around how you got such a clean stamped image on "glitter Paper"! I didn't even know you could stamp on it. :0) I am going to have to try it today. Great Job!

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