Halloween Candy Corn Treat Box Template

 

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 that 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:

 

Supplies:

  • 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

Instructions:

 

  1.  Cut an 11 x 17 inch square from orange poster board, and mount on cutting mat.
  2. (*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.
  3. Cut out the bottom and sides of the box on a die cut machine. These pieces can also be cut by hand using the pdf file as a guide.
  4. Glue the square template piece onto the center of the candy corn template as in the photo below.
  5. 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 placement will result in the top of the “box” part folding inwards, and a bit of the “corn” template protruding on the bottom.
  6. Cut out the yellow and white template pieces and glue to the box as in the completed project photo on the top of this article.
  7. Fill with your choice of candy in a plastic treat bag, and tie with a ribbon.
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Recycled Glass Halloween Candy Jar

Halloween candy jar is a speedy 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 excellent 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 🙂

 

Supplies:

  • glass jar
  • glue stick
  • black glitter ribbon
  • black card stock
  • burlap fabric square
  • clip art and printables from download files

Directions:

  1. Take a glass jar that has a lid and remove the label.
  2. Fill the jar with candy and screw on the lid.
  3. Cut a square of burlap fabric and attach to the lid with a rubber band. ( I found cute Halloween burlap at JoAnn’s.)
  4. Cut glitter ribbon and tie around the lid to hide the rubber band.
  5. Download and print the label form the Halloween Glass Jar download files.
  6. Cut the label.
  7. Tie the label onto the ribbon, and tie the ribbon into a bow. Trim the ribbon at an angle.
  8. 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 downloaded here.
  9. Use a glue stick to attach lettering and clip art to the jar.

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triange halloween lantern

Triangle Shaped Halloween Lantern

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  I love the decorations, costumes, and candy. It also occurs during my favorite time of the year. I just love fall!

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 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?

You can download the templates, courtesy of HGTV here.

 

 

 

Supplies:

  • Three sheets black cardstock
  • bone folder
  • ruler
  • freezer paper
  • orange tissue paper
  • black poster board
  • Xacto knife or die cut machine
  • strong glue
  • stapler (optional)

 

Directions:

  1. Using a ruler measure .5 inch from outside of cardstock, and score with the bone folder.
  2. Crease scoreline.
  3. Cut a .5 in square from each corner, as in the example.
  4. Transfer HGTV pattern to the center of cardstock and cut out with a Xacto knife.
  5. Cut a piece of 7.5 x 10 in the piece of freezer paper.
  6. Cut a piece of 7.5 x 10 in the piece of orange tissue paper.
  7. 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 the light shine through with freezer paper.Greensneekers.com has an excellent tutorial if you are not sure how to work with freezer paper. Check it out!
  8. Glue, the tissue paper/freezer paper, insert to the back of your card stock cut out.
  9. Glue the vertical edges together.
  10. Download the templates for the top and bottom pieces of the lantern here.
  11. Cut one top and one bottom piece for the lantern out of black poster board.
  12. Glue the bottom and tops to the lantern.
  13. You can staple the edges to give added strength to your lantern, if you don’t mind the look.
  14. (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.

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Spooky Halloween Paper Lantern Craft

 

Halloween Paper Lantern Decorated with Paper Spider Web and Paper Spider. Fall is now officially here. The leaves are starting to turn colors, and the temperature is getting crisper. Decorate your home, and delight your children with easy to make Halloween paper lanterns.

spider and web

 

Just download the files for the spider web and spider. Then cut the web and spider out of black card stock with scissors or use your favorite die cut machine. (Cutting files are included in the download.)

I used spray adhesive to attach the web to the lantern, but mod podge would also work.

Punch a hole in the spiders bottom and attach a black ribbon. Tie the ribbon to the bottom of the lantern. Enjoy your cheap and easy Halloween paper craft project.

Rita

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Black, Silver and White Damask Paper Pumpkin Craft

Who says pumpkins have to be orange? These are made from various black, silver and white scrapbook paper and are very elegant. Make some for your holiday display today! They are easy and quick to make and look fabulous

 

Supplies:

  • Ten sheets 12 x 12 black damask scrapbook paper (For large pumpkin)
  • Ten sheets 12 x 12 black cardstock (For medium pumpkin)
  • Five sheets 12 x 12 silver floral scrapbook paper (For small pumpkin)
  • Five sheets 12 x 12 gray dotted scrapbook paper (For small pumpkin)
  • Dark floral tape
  • Floral wire
  • Black ribbon
  • Embossing stylus or bone folder
  • Glue

Directions:

  • Download template(WPC, ai, dxf, eps, pdf and SVG files included in download) and use your die cut machine of choice. This can also be printed out onto card stock and cut by hand with an X-Acto knife. Cut ten pumpkin patterns for each pumpkin papercraft.
  • Cut as many of the beautiful pumpkin leaves from the leftover cardstock as you desire. Use the embossing stylus or bone folder to score realistic looking veins into the leaves. Curl edges to give leaves a realistic look and feel.
  • Fold each pumpkin shape in the middle.
  • Without unfolding a pumpkin shape, apply glue on one of its outer faces.
  • Glue a second folded pumpkin shape on top of the first one, keeping both pumpkin shapes aligned at the edges.
  • Press on the pair of pumpkin shapes to glue them together.
  • Continue gluing the pumpkin shapes one on top of the other, making sure they are aligned along the edges.

 

  •   After you have glued the first and last pumpkin shape in place, arrange the pumpkin into a circular shape, and tie a black ribbon bow around the “stem.” Tie silver cording around your black pumpkin.
  • Wrap floral paper around floral wire. Wrap the covered floral wire around a pencil and remove. Glue the curly floral wire on the base of the stem.
  •   Glue leaves around stem and place randomly around the pumpkin.Enjoy your elegant and beautiful paper pumpkin display!

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Lacy Paper Pumpkin Craft

 

 

This pumpkin paper craft is derived from a free doily .wpc cutting file from the good people at Pazzles.

http://www.pazzles.net/wordpress/library?g2_itemId=122693  

If you read my blog post about the Pazzles Inspiration die cut machine, you know that I own this die cut machine and think it is awesome.

Check out their site for more free files, or for some inspiration. Lots of good ideas!

I wanted to make a paper craft for the fall season and took the file one step further, altering it in Adobe Illustrator to a pumpkin shape. I think the project turned out well! Download the free template and follow the instructions below to make your own beautiful lace pumpkin fall paper craft.

If you are cutting out this project on a Pazzles Inspiration, the following settings might be of use to you. I went through a lot of card stock before I found the settings that worked for me. The Pazzles settings  are as follows: Blade setting  3.5, Pressure 15, Speed 3, and #Pass  2. I think having two passes are crucial when cutting intricate patterns. Another thing I did (but I do not know if it really helps) is that I put the textured side of the card stock face down on the mat. The smooth side was up. I also put in a fresh blade (I needed a new one after going through the massive amounts of cardstock during the trial period) 🙂 I cut quite a few pieces of the lacy pumpkin pattern after that.The blade was still good shape, and making clean cuts.

Supplies:

  • Four sheets 12 x 12 orange cardstock
  • 1 or 2 sheets brown cardstock
  • Dark floral tape
  • Floral wire
  • Black ribbon
  • Embossing stylus or bone folder
  • Glue

Directions:

  • Download template(wpc, ai, dxf, eps, pdf and svg files included in download) and use your die cut machine of choice. This can also be printed out onto card stock and cut by hand with a xacto knife. Cut 4 pumpkin patterns out of the orange card stock.
  • Cut as many of the decorative pumpkins leaves out of the brown card stock as you desire. Use the embossing stylus or bone folder to score realistic looking veins into the leaves. Curl edges to give leaves a realistic look and feel.
  • Fold each pumpkin shape in the middle.
  • Without unfolding a pumpkin shape, apply glue on one of its outer faces.
  • Glue a second folded pumpkin shape on top of the first one, keeping both pumpkin shapes aligned at the edges.
  • Press on the pair of pumpkin shapes to glue them together.
  • Continue gluing the pumpkin shapes one on top of the other, making sure they are aligned along the edges.
  1.   After you have glued the first and last pumpkin shape in place, arrange the pumpkin into a circular shape, and tie a black ribbon bow around the “stem.”

 

  1. Wrap floral paper around floral wire. Wrap the covered floral wire around a pencil and remove. Glue the curly floral wire on the base of the stem.
  •   Glue leaves around stem and place randomly around the pumpkin.Enjoy your lacy paper pumpkin project!

 

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Halloween Owl Poster Printable

Whooo’s getting a free Halloween poster? Print out this poster and use it to decorate your door, window, classroom wall whatever!

It can be printed out on 11 x 17 paper. Just click on the pdf link and download the printable. Take it to your local quick print shop, or if your printer has 11 x 17 printing capabilities, print to out at home. Very cute and easy!

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