Making DIY Halloween Treat boxes is a simple Halloween craft that you can make in an hour or less. Here's how to make your own candy dispenser.
On most holidays, my coworkers and I like to exchange little gifts.
I am super excited about my gift this year.
It is a spooky candy dispenser with bloody candy bones!
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Supplies You'll Need to Create this DIY Project:
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- Cricut Maker or Explore
- Candy Dispenser Box SVG, PSD, PDF + Cut File
- Cricut Design Space Gravestone
- LightGrip Cricut Mat
- Cricut Pen
- Black and Gray Cardstock
- Black Inkpad
- Adhesive Foam Dots
- Double-Sided Adhesive
- Candy Bones
Purchase the SVG File:
The SVG file for the candy dispenser box can be found on Etsy.
This is not my file, but I file I LOVE from another SVG designer.
The file comes in SVG, DXF, PSD, PNG, and PDF so you can use this file with any cutting machine.
Cricut Design Space:
In Cricut Design Space, open the Gravestone canvas linked above.
In this canvas are only the embellishment pieces to make the Halloween gravestone box.
Upload the SVG file type of the Candy Dispenser Box and add it to your canvas.
I changed the color of the dispenser box to show how the gravestone pieces fit perfectly with the dispenser box design.
If you would like to make any adjustments to the size, make sure to highlight all layers and then adjust sizing so all layers are affected and the embellishment pieces will still fit.
For my boxes, I kept everything sized as is.
Cut with Cricut:
Follow the prompts inside Cricut Design Space as to when to cut each color of cardstock.
I did a black base with gray embellishments.
When you cut the gray cardstock, don't forget to add the pen for the lettering on the gravestone.
Inking the Gravestone:
To make the gravestone look old and dirty, use a black ink pad to ink the edges and smear over the top.
Fold ALong Score Lines:
Using a bone folder, fold all of the score lines inward.
The bone folder helps you get a nice, crisp fold.
Adhering the Gravestone Pieces:
Apply adhesive foam dots to the back of the gray gravestone pieces.
Then center in the same sized rectangle.
Assembling the Candy Dispenser Box:
Explaining the assembly is a bit difficult. If you are confused by what I am saying, I recommend you watch the tutorial video below.
Before you apply adhesive, take a look at the box and figure out exactly how it assembles.
Apply double-sided adhesive to the three center tabs, and in the very top corners of the small rectangle bottom.
I did not put glue on the top tabs so the box could be refillable.
Create the center of the box first behind the left panel.
Adhere the tabs for the dispenser portion inside the box.
Lining up the scoreline in the tab with the side of the box.
Adding the Candy:
All that is left is to add the candy!
You could really use any small Halloween candy, Like M&Ms.
But I love these bloody candy bones, they are perfect for my gravestone theme.
Fill the candy dispenser with the bone candy, and close the box by tucking the lid tabs inside the box.
Isn't it a fun and a little creepy Halloween gift for October that doubles as holiday decorations?
The best thing about this DIY Candy Dispenser SVG is you can use it for any holiday or event!
Here are some of the designs shared by the owner of the SVG file.
Our Crafting Essentials List:
- The Cricut Cutting Machine is easily our favorite crafting tool. We use it in so many of our tutorials!
- These MakerX Crafting Tools are perfect for keeping in the craft room, and are always ready when needed!
- This Fiskars Paper Trimmer is easy to use and cuts nicely without frayed edges.
- These Scotch Precision Scissors cut like a dream and you get multiple pairs in a pack!