Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween Candy Box






















Hello! I have been having a lot of fun this year with Halloween crafts. I got the cool idea of this candy box from a YouTube Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8evnkev6k8). It is a Christmas candy box that has 7 nuggets in it. I wanted to create a similar project, but scaled down to only 3 nuggets. It took measuring twice and cutting once, but I got it down! I think this is a fun project that could easily be done for friends at a party or coworkers or if your REALLY ambitious for the neighborhood kids! Here's my video on how I created the box. To prevent misstating the measurements I didn't include them in the video. But you can see them below the clip. Also, if you want to do a box for 7 nuggets the video linked above includes the measurements.



Supplies Used:


  • Paper - all of it is from The Paper Studio

  • Tags - cut from Accent Essentials cartridge

  • Ghost Image - from The Cutting Cafe

  • Sentiment - I created using the font "Creepy"

Measurements & Scoring for a box that fits 3 nuggets:



  • For the main box, cut the paper at 5 1/2 x 4 inches. Score at 5/8 and 1 1/4 inch on the short sides. Score at 3 3/8 and 1 1/4 inch on the long sides.

  • For the slider top, cut the paper at 5 1/4 x 3 inches. Score at 1 1/4 and 1 7/8 inch on the long side only. You may want to adjust the scoring a touch based on the thickness of the papers that you are using.

  • For the candy wrappers, cut the paper at 3 x 1 inches.

8 comments:

Janis said...

Great treat! hanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime! :) Janis

Nisson Family said...

This is a perfect project for my kids that I teach at church. Thanks for the idea! Thanks for participating in the Paper Playtime challenge.

Pam

mum of two said...

That is so adorable :) My kids would love it. Thanks for playing with us over at Paper Playtime this week.

michelle

Val said...

MMM...What a yummy treat and cute!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB:)

Ladybug Designs said...

Cool project. Thanks for joining us at FCCB

BrendaB said...

Cute! I could see this as a party favor for a lot of different themes!

Diane said...

Seeing all of these wonderful works makes me ready to start thyanks for the ideas

Anonymous said...

What a great idea - thanks for sharing it with us.