Learn how to make a Halloween Treat box Candy Dispenser. A fun handmade gift. Made with a Kelleigh Ratzlaff cut file. An Easy DIY Craft Tutorial Idea.
Halloween is almost here, but there is still time for one more quick tutorial!
Every year, I like to give my friends at work a cute little Halloween treat. When I found this template for a Candy Dispenser Box I knew exactly what I would do. The file comes in SVG, DXF, PSD, PNG, and PDF so you can use this file with any cutting machine.
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- Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker
- Candy Dispenser Box SVG, PSD, PDF + Cut File
- Pattern Paper
- Black Embossing Powder
- Silver Glitter
- Spider Web Embossing Folder
- Paper Punch
- Heat Gun
- Emboss Ink Pad
- Halloween Rubber Stamp
How to Make a Halloween Treat Boxes
To begin, cut the file out with your Cricut on a solid color Cardstock.
While the image is cutting you can begin working on the decorations for the box.
For the panels on the box, emboss a rectangle of black cardstock with the Spider Web Embossing Folder.
Cut the embossed sheet into panels for the candy dispenser box. The size and number of each size are listed below.
- 2 5/16 x 3 1/2 inches (2)
- 2 5/16 x 2 5/8 inches (1)
- 2 5/16 x 2 5/16 inches (1)
- 2 5/16 x 1 1/8 Inches (1)
For the stamped tag on the front of the box, I wanted it to have a bit of sparkle so I mixed up my own embossing powder. The mixture is made up mostly of the black embossing powder but I added a bit of superfine silver glitter. It is helpful to have an extra container to mix it up in. The picture below actually has too much glitter. I had to dump half of it out and fill back up with the Black EP. So it really does take just a little bit of glitter.
Stamp your image onto a sheet of white cardstock using clear embossing ink. Sprinkle the embossing mixture of the inked image and shake off the excess.
Heat the image with a heat gun until you see the little specks of embossing powder melt together.
To cut the stamped image out you can use a paper punch or simply use a pair of scissors and cut around the image.
Make a small rosette out of pattern paper to go behind the tag.
I have used rosettes on a lot of different projects. If you would like the instructions you can find them here. I used strips of paper that were 12 x 1 1/2 inches.
Now for the boxes! The first picture is what the box looks like after it has been cut and folded on the score lines and the second picture is after the panels have been glued to the box. I find it easier to glue the panels on before you assemble the box so you don’t squish the box while putting them on. The green squares are where to apply your adhesive before you put the box together. I did not put adhesive on the top tabs so the box could be refillable.
After the box is assembled, glue the rosette tag to the front of the box and fill with a fun treat! I found some Candy Skeleton Bones that fit the theme of the box perfect!
The Halloween Treat Boxes are ready to give! I hope my friends enjoy them!
This box is great and could easily be adapted to any season/event.
And let’s be friends on Pinterest so you can see all the DIY projects I’m pinning!
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