Wednesday, October 10, 2012

halloween treat boxes {tutorial}

Recently, I discovered Consumer Crafts. Dangerous, dangerous find. It is a great online craft store with great products and even more amazing prices! I know I will be shopping there very frequently. I ordered everything online that I needed to make some Halloween treat boxes and all the supplies arrived very quickly and without breaking the bank.

I am going to show you how simple it was to make these. They are cute little gifts and they were very inexpensive and easy to make. Fill them with your favorite treats or your friends or your husbands (sorry, Kev you aren't actually getting one) and gift away!

From Consumer Crafts, I ordered orange craft paint, brushes, bakers twine, patterned paper and these fabulous paper mache boxes that come in all different shapes and sizes. They were less than $1!

For my first box, which was circle shaped, I wanted to make a jack-o-lantern inspired treat box. I started by painting the box orange. It was very well covered in one coat, so I called it good.

After painting the box and letting it dry, I tied some black baker's twine around the lid.

Using a sharpie, I drew a jack-o-lantern face on the box and it was finished!

For my second treat box, I decided to mod podge some patterned paper onto a square paper mache box.

I cut strips of my patterned paper and brushed mod podge onto all the sides to glue the paper on, as well as on the lid.

I used a file to go around the edges and smooth out the paper so it really adhered to the box.

I did the same process on the lid and then tied a black ribbon around the box to finish the look. Simple, yet festive!

Trick or Treat? Or do I even have to ask?

Be sure to visit Consumer Crafts to buy fabulous, inexpensive craft supplies for every project! They also have a great blog, Crafts Unleashed and you can follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

Right now they have a refer-a-friend contest you need to check out! You can enter to win (1 of 6) $250 prizes!

I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Consumer Crafts and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.


  1. Hi :) What cute little boxes! Ooooo...I had a look at Consumer Crafts. Those prices are ridiculously good! I am sad they don't ship to Australia though :( But what a great site!


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