Today's craft project is a Halloween Candy Corn treat box holder. Die cuts for this project are available for free download and include files that are compatible with most die cut machines.
I made this craft out of orange poster board and yellow and white card stock. The reason I used poster board is because I wanted the project to be a little bit larger. Most of the box templates you see on the internet are made out of 8.5 x 11 size paper, and the results are teeny, tiny boxes. They are not useful in the real world.
Just follow the easy project steps below for a cute Candy Corn treat box:
- One sheet orange poster board
- one sheet yellow 8 x 11 in card stock
- one sheet white 8 x 11 in card stock
- painters tape (optional)
- candy corn die cut files
- tacky glue
- Cut an 11 x 17 in square from orange poster board, and mount on cutting mat.
- (*Paper crafting tip) I sometimes have trouble when using a heavier type of paper on a cutting mat. The paper will slide around resulting in wasted paper and bad cuts. I have found that attaching the paper to the mat with painters tape works well. You can peel the tape off the mat without damaging the paper or the mat.
- Cut out the bottom and sides of the box on a die cut machine. This can also be cut by hand using the pdf file as a guide.
- Glue the square template piece onto the center of the candy corn template as in the photo below.
- Glue the sides of the square template to the "corn" template as in the photo below. Make sure to align the top of the square template to the edge of the "corn" template. This will result in the top of the "box" part folding inwards, and a bit of the "corn" template protruding on the bottom.
- Cut out the yellow and white template pieces and glue to the box as in the completed project photo in the top of this article.
- Fill with your choice of candy in a plastic treat bag, and tie with a ribbon.
This is a very quick and easy Halloween craft, which you can do with kids. As you can tell from the photo above, we eat a lot of salsa in my house. I love re purposing the jars into storage and craft projects. The price is right, and recycling stuff that would otherwise be thrown away is always a good thing.
The candy jars make nice Halloween gifts, and also be used as prizes for Halloween parties. Just have the kids try to guess the amount of candy in the jar, and the one who guesses closest wins the Candy jar as a prize. It doesn't get any better than that :)
- glass jar
- glue stick
- black glitter ribbon
- black card stock
- burlap fabric square
- clip art and printables from download files
- Take a glass jar that has a lid and remove the label.
- Fill the jar with candy and screw on the lid.
- Cut a square of burlap fabric and attach to the lid with a rubber band. ( I found really cute Halloween burlap at JoAnn's.)
- Cut glitter ribbon and tie around the lid to hide the rubber band.
- Download and print the label form the Halloween Glass Jar download files.
- Cut the label.
- Tie the label onto the ribbon, and tie the ribbon into a bow. Trim the ribbon at an angle.
- Cut the lettering and clip art with a die cut machine, or by hand with an Xacto knife. Files for most die cut machines can be downloadded here.
- Use a glue stick to attach lettering and clip art to the jar.
Wasn't that one of the easiest Halloween crafts ever?
This paper craft project is easy and cheap to make. It just takes a little time, but the results are amazing! All you need is some paper, glue, and a whole lot of patience.
I really wish I could take credit for the artwork, but I can't. The pdf files are from HGTV, and they were originally intended to be used as templates to cut pumpkins. I think they work quite well as lanterns! Don't you agree?
- 3 sheets black card stock
- bone folder
- freezer paper
- orange tissue paper
- black poster board
- Xacto knife or die cut machine
- strong glue
- stapler (optional)
- Using a ruler measure .5 inch from outside of cardstock, and score with bone folder.
- Crease score line.
- Cut .5 in square from each corner, as in example .
- Transfer HGTV pattern to center of card stock and cut out with an Xacto knife.
- Cut a piece of 7.5 x 10 in piece of freezer paper.
- Cut a piece of 7.5 x 10 in piece of orange tissue paper.
- Place freezer paper shiny side up and top with orange tissue paper. Iron the tissue paper to freezer paper with medium heat. You can use tissue paper without the freezer paper, but I like the lantern to have some stability. There is still an adequate amount of transparency to let light shine through with freezer paper.
Greensneekers.com has an awesome tutorial if you are not sure how to work with freezer paper. Check it out!
- Glue the tissue paper/freezer paper insert to the back of your card stock cut out.
- Glue the vertical edges together.
- Download the templates for the top and bottom pieces of the lantern here.
- Cut one top and one bottom piece for the lantern out of black poster board.
- Glue the bottom and tops to the lantern.
- You can staple the edges to give added strength to your lantern, if you don't mind the look.
- (Optional) If you want to hang or carry the lantern, punch some holes into the top, and add string or wire as a handle.
* I have added another drawing to help give the tutorial clarity. Hope this solves some of the issues people were having. Rita
You can use battery operated tea lights or regular candles to illuminate your lantern.
Always use common sense when burning candles. Never leave a burning candle unattended.
Decorate candles for Halloween with easy to cut paper words and clip art.
Get some cheap old candles from Walmart and make them look like a million! Just download the Halloween scrapbook paper craft templates and attach to the candles using our easy directions.
You can cut the words and pictures by hand, or use your favorite die cut machine to do the job. Files compatible with most machines are included in the download.
Use black card stock, or black tissue paper. The tissue is harder to cut, so if your children are helping I would suggest using cardstock. Arrange the letters or clip art around the candle, (you can use a little bit of glue or two way tape to help attach the letters to candle).
The next step is to wrap the candle with a sheet of wax paper, and then use a hair dryer or embosser to apply heat and melt the art into the candles. Apply heat until the area is shiny, then move on to the next area.
Remove the wax paper, and your candle is now ready to be lit. These make great teachers gifts, or Halloween party decorations.
As always, please use common sense when burning candles. Never leave a burning candle unattended!