Monday, October 11, 2010

Spooky Fence Gift Bag Box

The witches fly
Across the sky,
The owls go, "Who? Who? Who?"
The black cats yowl
And green ghosts howl,
"Scary Halloween to you!"

~Nina Willis Walter~

I love Halloween! Cool temps, candy galore, little ones all dressed up, and pumkins everywhere! I wanted to make a little gift for my daughter's teachers that captured that spooky night of Trick or Treating they love so much!
This is simply a square box with the top cut to match the fence design and a bag of yummies placed in the middle. Its very simple and lots of fun to make!
First, cut a piece of white cardstock 7 1/2" X 9". On the long side, score at 2 1/2" and 6 1/2" inches. Turn and score the short side at 2 1/2" and 5" inches.

On the long side, cut in on the fold lines up to the middle lines as shown above.

Cut on the diagonal on each corner square. This will cut out a triangle shape on each flap.

Stamp your spooky fence image on the outside flaps. I used Stampin' Up's Wheel called Frightful Fence. If you do not have this stamp, there are many other options out there. I did a quick Google search and found many stamps and dies that would work in its place.

Next, you want to trim around the tops of the fence. Do this on all 4 sides.

Next, adhere the triangle flaps behind the long sides. Now, your little box is ready to decorate. I made a pumpkin from circle punches and added a few spooky birds as well.

Last, you want to add your goodies. Homemade or store bought, it doesn't matter! I used a Cello bag and added a little red tape to the inside bottom of the box. I filled the bag and stuck it down to the red tape so that when you pick up the bag, the box stays attached.

Hope you enjoyed this project and I would love to see what you come up with!


Lau W said...

Wow ! very nice creation ! Thhanks for the explication ! :-)

Arielle H Gordon said...

Erica, I LOVE THIS! It's just cute as a button!

Sara Strand said...

I do these for my neighbors at Xmas time with cookies. :)

LORi said...

WOW Erica...this is sensational!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Hugs - LORi

Maria Elena said...

Very creative ! Thanks for this tuto !

Have a great Monday ;-)

Lynn McAuley said...

Fabulous work on this delightful Halloween treat box!! How adorable, Erica!

Jennifer said...

What a fun project!! So CUTE!! (=

Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous project, Erica!!

~*Joni said...

WOW Erica! This is adorable! I love the idea of using it as a base/holder, what a great idea to fill with tons of fun stuff! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial! :)