My kids are older so they no longer go trick or treating. They still like to get treats though so I am always on the lookout for fun containers that I can fill with treats for them for Halloween.
- Kelleigh Ratzlaff’s Matchbox Template Set and Cutting Files
- Electronic cutter or scissors
- White card stock/ Printer
- Black card stock
- Decorative edge Punch
I used an electronic cutter to cut out the matchbox shape out of black card stock, but a template can be printed out and use as a guide. Assemble the match box. My finished dimensions are 4″X 2 3/4″ X 1 3/4″.
Cut a piece of black card stock 2 1/2″ by 5 1/2″. Score at 1/2″, 1 1/2″, 2 1/2″, 2 3/4″, 3 3/4″, 4 3/4″. Fold as shown below.
Add double sided tape or glue as shown.
And place inside the box at one end.
Three pumpkins from the elements from the Moon Laughs and Whispers kit were printed on white card stock. The sizes varied from about 1 1/2″ to 2 1/2″. These were adhered to the folds inside the box.
Strips of patterned paper from the Moon Laughs and Whispers kit were added all around the sides of the box. Some fun size candy fits right in the back of the pumpkins.
To make a pretty floret for the top of the box, two strips of patterned paper were cut 8″ X 2 1/2″. One edge was given a decorative edge with a punch. Score every 3/8″ and fold each strip as shown.
Adhere the two edges of the strips to form a circle.
Use two circles, 1 3/4″ in width of the same patterned paper to flatten the floret. Add adhesive and sandwich it together on either side of the floret.
I used glue and held it down with a mug till it dried.
Several elements from the Moon Laughs and Whispers Kits and the Do You Remember kit were used to make some pretty layering elements. Most were backed with black card stock.
The outer sleeve of the Matchbox was wrapped in patterned paper and the elements were layered as shown.
Foam dimensionals were used to pop up the pumpkin and owl.
A little pull for the box was made using an oval element and a star shaped button I had in my stash.
When the inner box is pulled open, the pumpkins pop up. How fun is that?
This would be fun in other themes too. Try one out for Christmas or a Birthday treat. The Digichick has so many fun kits to choose from the possibilities are almost endless!
Thanks so much for hangin’ with the Chicks!
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