As much as I love summer, I love fall even more, especially because it’s the start of the holiday season. Halloween is a favorite at our house–the decorations, parties, costumes, and the candy! These darling Trick-or-Treat boxes are perfect to hold all the candy that’s sure to make its way into your house, or as part of your Halloween decor!
Aren’t they adorable? They are also SO easy to make, and I’m going to tell you how!
- brown craft boxes (I found the boxes at Hobby Lobby for less than $10 for all three–sized 5, 6, and 7 inches)
- spray paint
- 1 1/2 inch wooden knobs (bought these at Home Depot)
- sandpaper/power sander
- Liquid Nails or other strong adhesive
- vinyl lettering
DIRECTIONS: 1. Spray your boxes and wooden knobs black, and let dry completely. Take your sandpaper or power sander and gently rough up the edges and fronts of both the boxes and knobs. Using a damp cloth, wipe off all the excess dust.
2. Using double stick tape, adhere the ribbon the edge of the largest box’s lid, and tie a knot at one corner.
3. Add the vinyl (I used the Greer font) to the fronts of your boxes. You could also use foam stamps (I came *this* close to using mine), or print the text on cardstock then mat on cute scrapbook paper.
4. Add the knobs using Liquid Nails or other strong adhesive (i.e. hot glue).
Here’s where you have a few options…
a. Add a knob to the top box only, and stack the three boxes. (as shown above)
b. Add a knob to the biggest box and the smallest box, and stack like this:
c. Add knobs to all three boxes!
You can also make just one larger box instead of all three…
Now the question is, how long will the candy last? :)
Kierste Wade is a published author, blogger, and mom to six. With more than 20 years DIY and project experience, she has been sharing ideas on her blog since 2009. Focusing on simple and doable projects, she loves to share attainable ideas for all things home, holidays, and family. Kierste has been featured on Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV, American Farmhouse Magazine (print and online) Taste of Home, Country Living, and more.