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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

{trick-or-treat boxes}

as previously posted on eighteen25, as part of Spooktacular September!

As much as I love summer, I love fall even more, especially because it's the start of the holiday season. Halloween is a favorite at our house--the decorations, parties, costumes, and the candy!

 I'm excited to share with you a super fun way to hold all the candy that's sure to make its way into your house. 

Aren't they adorable? They are also SO easy to make, and I'm going to tell you how!

  •  brown craft boxes (I found the boxes at Hobby Lobby for less than $10 for all three--sized 5, 6, and 7 inches)
  • spray paint
  • 1 1/2 inch wooden knobs (bought these at Home Depot)
  • ribbon
  • sandpaper/power sander
  • Liquid Nails or other strong adhesive
  • vinyl lettering

1. Spray your boxes and wooden knobs black, and let dry completely.  Take your sandpaper or power sander and gently rough up the edges and fronts of both the boxes and knobs. Using a damp cloth, wipe off all the excess dust.

2. Using double stick tape, adhere the ribbon the edge of the largest box's lid, and tie a knot at one corner.

3.  Add the vinyl (I used the Greer font) to the fronts of your boxes. You could also use foam stamps (I came *this* close to using mine), or print the text on cardstock then mat on cute scrapbook paper.

4. Add the knobs using Liquid Nails or other strong adhesive (i.e. hot glue).

Here's where you have a few options...

a. Add a knob to the top box only, and stack the three boxes. (as shown above)

b.  Add a knob to the biggest box and the smallest box, and stack like this:

c.  Add knobs to all three boxes!

You can also make just one larger box instead of all three...

Now the question is, how long will the candy last?  :)


Blogger Holly said...

Great idea, I hate seeing candy sitting around... ya know because then I have to eat it lol!

October 4, 2011 at 6:04 AM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

Those are so cute. Love them. But there is no way I could keep candy laying around ; (

October 4, 2011 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Connie the crafterbug said...

How cute!!!!

October 4, 2011 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

These are really cute!

October 4, 2011 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Rachel W K said...

ab-so-lute-ly fantastic idea. they look so much better than candy sitting in a floppy trick or treat bag. Too cute!

-rachel w k

October 4, 2011 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Okio B Designs said...

Love, love, love these! Thanks for sharing the DIY! These would also be great for Xmas decorating too, don't you think?!


October 4, 2011 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Love these!! I'd be thrilled if you'd link any of your great Halloween projects up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas party!

October 5, 2011 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger TheMoonAndMe said...

I loved these so much...I had to make my own! I wish I could post the picture! I <3 them! Thanks!

October 7, 2011 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Any idea where i can get the Vinyl Decals?

June 23, 2012 at 8:55 PM  

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