Saturday, September 26, 2009

Favor boxes, Halloween Style. :)

As promised, here are my versions of little treat boxes for Halloween this year! The plan is to make enough of these for Isaiah to take for all his little friends at preschool. Last year our bags with his picture were a hit, so I'm hoping these will be too! :)
I will once again be the mean mommy and put things like wedding size bubbles, silly putty, bouncy balls, etc. in them instead of candy. Mean mean mean, I know! hehe

Take-out boxes
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket (Haunted)
Blackboard: Cosmo Cricket
Rub-ons: Cosmo Cricket
Stickers: Cosmo Cricket
Stamps: Cosmo Cricket
Brads: Doodlebug
Ink: Distress Ink (Black Soot)
Punch: Fiskars
Jewels: Kaiser Crafts

I had SO much fun making these! The little speech bubble is a punch by Fiskars, and I used a stamp from the Haunted stamp set to add the "treat" to it.

These are super simple to do, I just undo the take-out box, and lay it flat onto my patterned paper of choice. Then I trace around it and cut it out. Next I just adhere it to the box, this was the inside is still food safe, then fold it back up. You can reinsert the metal handles they come with, but I like to switch it up with some glittery brads for fun :)

Thanks for popping by!!
Btw, I'm setting a goal for myself to post EVERY day in October... we shall see how that goes ;)
Take care!

Oh yeah, I can't remember the exact site we got our boxes from, but a quick google search will find them all over the place, and usually pretty cheap.. All else fails, Ebay is a great option.


Nenne said...

The boxes are sooo cute! I'm sure they'll be a big hit :D

Love reading your updates and you are such an inspiration to me so October will be a great month! Hope you'll achieve your goal or at least come close to it! Thanks for sharing :D

~dawne said...

These are ADORABLE!! I was just using these papers yesterday & LOVE this idea. Might steal it from ya:)

BabyBokChoy said...

I can't BELIEVE you'd make those for your son's preschool friends! Heck, I don't care if they are your son's graduate school friends, I can't believe you would give Louvre worthy art away!! LOL, seriously, how can you part with these utterly adorable stuff that probably took you forever to create? GASP, you know what those unappreciate little kids are going to do with the boxes, right? SAVE the BOXES!!! We need to establish a foundation for that!!! Tell them to eat the treats inside and mail me the box! LOL.

Carla G. said...

Great little boxes! Did you know that Sizzix makes a die for small-sized takeout boxes? I have it and have used it several times. Just didn't know if you knew it! I love your stuff!

robin flate-strubbe said...

thes boxes are toooooooo cute !!!

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