Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Halloween Treat Boxes


 Have you seen these cool favor containers?  They often package individual servings of sour cream  in this type of container.  When we were in China a few years ago, we saw some super tiny individual Skittle and M&M packets just like this.  They couldn't have been more than an inch high.  They were so cute that I just had to buy some!  I've been wanting to recreate a version of them ever since.  Halloween seemed the perfect occasion.  These would make the cutest party favors or inexpensive gifts!  But who needs a party?  Just tuck one into a lunch sack or a pocket and -POOF--instant celebration.

Supplies that you will need:

free printable (see below)
paper
scissors or paper cutter
double-sided  tape
small candies

Step One:
Print out the Halloween character squares from the links at the bottom of this post.  Just use plain old run of the mill printer paper.  You do not want to use card stock.  It will be too stiff.  If you would rather have an ink conserving black and white version, click here for the mummy, here for the pumpkin, here for Frankenstein, and here for the vampire.  Of course, if you choose this option, you will want to print on colored paper or color your printables with markers.

Step Two:
Cut out the squares along the black lines.


Step Three:
You will notice that the faces of the characters are slightly off center.  There is a reason for that.  Place a strip of tape along the front left side of the printed square (as shown below).  Fold the strip over about a half inch or the width of the tape strip.


Step Four:
Turn your character square face down, with the folded edge on the right.  Place a strip of tape from the middle of the bottom edge to the lower right corner.


Peel off the protective paper from this bottom strip and stick down the folded flap.  You will also need to put a small strip of tape centered on the top edge.  Do not remove the protective paper on this strip!  You will need to wait to remove this until the very last step.  Your square should look something like this:


Step Five:
Remove the protective tape from the side of the square (the one that is folded over).  Bring the opposite edge of the paper over (this is the edge that doesn't have any tape on it)  and stick it to the tape strip.  This will in essence form a cylinder.  At the same time, seal the bottom of your container with the tape that is already exposed.  You want a flat sealed edge.  It should look something like this:



Step Six:
Fill your favor box with cute little treats.


 M&Ms, mini Reese's pieces, Skittles, and candy corn work best.  Anything small will do.


Once your boxes are filled you are ready to seal the open end.

Step Seven:
Seal the open end by removing the protective paper and pressing the edges of the paper together.  You want this seal to be perpendicular or opposite in direction to the bottom one.  In other words, the faces of your characters should be centered.  When you look at it head-on, the front surface should be triangular.


Step Eight:
If you have a paper crimper you could crimp the sealed ends of the tube.  I have a paper crimper.  Somewhere.  As you can see, this step is optional.  If you can find your crimper--go ahead and crimp away.  If not--all is well. 


Aren't they so much fun?  I think the mummy is my favorite.  Or maybe Frank.  It's so hard to choose.  To open your cute little Halloween favor, just gently tear off the top!  And enjoy!

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27 comments:

  1. Fangtastic, they are All, definitely winners! TY

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  2. "Fangtastic"--I love that! Thanks TY. Glad that you enjoyed them.

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  3. What great printables!! These would be such cute and easy Halloween party favors!! I will be featuring them on my site later today!!

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  4. Ooooooo! How fun are these?!?! Frankenstein cracks me up with those teeth so I'm guessing he's my fave :) I'm your newest GFC-yay!

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  5. Great designs and such a sweet little Halloween treat.

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  6. These could easily be done for Christmas using Santa, Elves, Snowmen, Gingerbread men, etc. Thank you for the cute idea!

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  7. Too cute! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  8. These are so cute! I can't wait to surprise my boys with them!

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    1. Thanks Katie! They are so easy too! Your boys are going to love them.

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  9. What a great idea. If you get a chance come link up at my Pin Party.

    http://sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/09/pintastic-monday-link-party-10.html#.UGCZVK4-WnB

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    1. Thanks Sarah! I'll be sure to pop on over to your party!

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  10. I'm hosting an It's Fall Y'all ~ Linky Party. I would love for you to share this, and any other Fall projects you have! Hope to see you there :)

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  11. I love these. Is there anyway I can print them bigger?

    Thanks,
    Tammy
    jtm@murray-ky.net

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  12. these are fabulous!! I love that I could use these for Kindergarten and fill them with goldfish or pretzels! Thanks for the download!

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  13. Adorable! Thanks for sharing them.

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  15. Julie, These are so cute. I just made a bunch of them for my primary presidency and their kids. Plus I made a few for my girls and my husband. Any chance you will be making some Christmas ones? McKayla has a VERY limited budget this year, and these would be great! -Em

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  16. Thanks Em! I think they are fun and so fast and easy. Christmas ones are a great idea! I'll see what I can do.

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  17. Super cool!!!!
    We don´t celebrate Halloween, here, in Brazil. But I´ll use this for B-day parties!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

    Mirys (www.diariodos3mosqueteiros.blogspot.com)

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  18. Thanks!! They are so cute!! Mine didn't print in color?!?

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    1. There's a black and white version and a color version. Maybe you clicked on the wrong one?

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  19. Such a cute idea! I can't wait to use these for my nieces and nephews. I hope you don't mind that I linked you from my blog, Spark of Chatter. You can find the post here. Thanks for sharing your work!

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  20. Awesome Halloween party ideas in here. There’s too much to prepare for a party! From invitations, decorations, music and especially Halloween Recipes and treats! Gee excited for this year’s Halloween gatherings: D Thanks for sharing and I do hope I could pin some nice photos on my Pinterest boards. Good day!

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  21. Vraiment géniale comme idée ! c'est très joli, j'adore. Merci beaucoup

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