Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I Modified My Treat Box Again!

Wow! It really is starting to feel like fall. The weather is definitely cooler, the leaves are coming down fast and last Sunday we had Trunk or Treat at church. I made 100 treat boxes, stuffed each one full of candy and a spooky treat and watched the kids light up when they received a cute little treat box instead of  plain wrapped candy.

This week I also got a special request from my friend Michelle. She wanted a pattern for a treat box that was the same height and width as the Halloween Gable Treat Box but only 1 inch deep. Her church will be hosting a statewide event for ministers so they need to make an inexpensive table favor for each person. So I went back to my scoring tool and modified the pattern one more time! The new box is super stinkin' cute. It can be made from a piece of cardstock that is just 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Wow that's even more economical to make than my previous attempts :-)

Hope you are enjoying the cool fall weather and that I have inspired you to pull out you craft supplies and make someone smile!

To make the 3 1/2 tall x 3 inch wide x 1 inch deep Gable Treat Box:
  • Cut your cardstock 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
  • Score the 8 1/2 inch side at 1,4,5, and 8 inches
  • Score the 6 1/2 inch side at 1, 2, and 5 1/2 inches
  • Trim, fold and assemble just like the original Halloween Gable Box (Check out my videos for a tutorial)
  • Use a 3/4 inch circle punch to make the hole at the top of the box
  • Rounding the corners is optional. 
  • Cut decorative paper for the front of the box at 2 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches
 FYI - the spider on my sample was made using the EK Success Tarantula punch and some 5mm googlie eyes and just in case you are wondering, the ministers will NOT be getting Halloween themed boxes. I just couldn't resist making one last spider box :-)
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  1. Wow....the googlie eyes do look super on those spiders!!!! Spooktacular :)

  2. Hey is this the same as the Tall Gable Box you did but smaller?