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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Halloween Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Haunted Halloween Blog Hop!



You should have arrived here from Bits-n-Pieces blog.

If you are just joining us and want to start at the beginning, visit Cricut Confessions.

This is the full list of the hop participants:
http://www.cricutconfessions.com
http://josyscraftcorner.blogspot.com/
http://scrapaholicjen.blogspot.com/
http://esthrmend.blogspot.com/
http://nonnasscraps.blogspot.com/
http://allthingscrafty3.blogspot.com/
http://craftyscentiments.com/
http://scrappycol.blogspot.com/
http://seaswancreations.blogspot.com/
http://www.suzyssunshinespot.blogspot.com/
http://bitz-n-pieces89.blogspot.com/
http://scrap-pix.blogspot.com/ <-- you are here!
http://www.looneybugdesigns.com/
http://mandys-scrap.blogspot.com/
http://www.scrappidyashy.blogspot.com/
http://www.wamfamily.blogspot.com/
http://www.cricutloft.com/
http://olivejuicestudio.com/
http://www.gypsypaperie.blogspot.com/
http://www.ScrappinCricut.org
http://fantabulouslypink.blogspot.com/
http://dlmbscrapping-time2create.blogspot.com/
http://www.nutsaboutcuts.com/

For my Blog Hop project, I decided to create treat boxes with my children. I had seen something similar online and decided to try my hand at figuring out a way to recreated them since I did not have any instructions. We are making several of these for my children to send to their friends for Halloween.


This project is the perfect for you to create with your child and it does not involve a lot of tools or cutting. All you need is paper, a paper cutter, a paper scorer, and adhesive. You can use your Cricut on parts of this, but it is not a necessary tool.


I apologize for the poor quality of my pictures - I just could not get a great picture at all.




Jack-o-Lantern treat Box





Side view



Candy Corn



To make these treat boxes is actually quite simple. You can get 3 per 12x12 paper or 2 per 8.5x11 paper.



These instruction will teach you how to make a template for your additional pieces to decorate:



Step 1:
For a 12x12, cut the paper into 4x12 strips
For 8.5x11, cut the paper into 4.25x11 strips



This is where you would decorate by adding strips of paper before you begin scoring.



Step 2:
Score each piece at the halfway mark
the 4x12 should be scored at the 6 inch mark and the 4.25x11 at the 5.5 mark



Step 3:
From the middle scored line, score from the side of the paper to the center of the far side. Repeat all the way around. When finished, you will have a diamond shape of score lines with the line down the middle.





Step 4:
Fold at all the score lines and smooth with a bone folder or similar tool.



Step 5:
Fill one side of the box, add glue to the inside side pieces of the other side, close and press to seal.
Punch additional holes at the top and tie with fibers to insure the box will not open.



For decorations:
Jack-o-Lantern
12x12 = green- 4x2.5; hand cut face or use your Cricut
8.5x11 = green - 4.25x2.5



Candy Corn
12x12 = white - 4x1; yellow - 4x2.5
8.5x11 = white - 4.25x1; yellow - 4.25x2.5
Think of all the possible ways you could decorate this box! I plan to make some Christmas Trees, Valentine Hearts, as well as some randomly stamped for seasonal gifts.



I hope you enjoyed my project!


I'll be giving away blog candy when I hit 100 followers - and I'll add in bonus candy if I hit 100 during this blog hop! So make sure to follow and leave a comment somewhere!



From here, head on over to LooneyBug Designs blog for the next project.

56 comments:

  1. BOO Happy Halloween
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesignsATyahooDOTcom
    Thanks for the Haunted Halloween Hop

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  2. Those are the cutest and thanks for the instructions! Hope you have a happy halloween!!
    ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom

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  3. What a cute way to give out treats! I just might have to make some of these myself! Thanks for the great instructions too!

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  4. Love em!!! I will make these for my son's class this year. I think it's so much fun that he can help me with them! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. great project. thanks for the instructions.

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  6. How clever! I'll have to save this idea!

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  7. This is a cute box.

    lavenderangel@centurytel.net

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  8. What a simple box! Great instructions! Thanks for sharing!

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  9. Cool I can try to replicate for my sons school!

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  10. great idea for treats!

    karen.siegfried7@gmail.com

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  11. Great project! Thanks for the great directions!

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  12. These would be cute for the kids at daycare to make for each other. They can fill them with treats and exchange with friends.

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  13. cute lil box thanks for sharing!
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  14. Love those Candy Corn and thanks for the instructions

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  15. Super cute treat boxes!!! I need to get busy doing my Halloween projects!!!

    http://www.scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com/

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  16. Cute treat box! Thanks for the directions.

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  17. Cute treat box! I really need to get busy on whatever I'm going to make for my boys classroom parties!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  18. very cute! great parent/kid project!

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  19. What a great project. I am going to print the instructions for my son's afterschool childcare provider. The kids will love it, all 50 of them from K-4 grade.

    Thank you.

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  20. very creative = will have to give that project a try! TFS

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  21. Of my gosh! This is a perfect project for me and my DD! She would have a blast! Thank you so much for the directions and idea!!

    jvilla95ar at gmail dot com

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  22. This was an awesome idea!

    Looking for new followers at my blog if you are interested....:-))

    http://christysscrappin.blogspot.com/

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  23. These are so...well, sweet! Thanks for sharing! ksjennings(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Great idea! Thanks for the instructions.
    shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

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  25. Thanks for the directions for the treat boxes! They are so cute.
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  26. Love the treat boxes and I'm sure your children did as well.

    dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

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  27. I love your candy corn treat boxes.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  28. This is a great project, as you stated, so many possibilities.
    Cherylann

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  29. Cute treat boxes! Thanks for sharing!
    qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

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  30. very cute thanks for sharing
    Tracy
    NYGIRL1994@yahoo.com
    Hope you reach 100 :-)

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  31. super cute!! i became a follower....good luck on gettin to 100!!!

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  32. very cute. i am going to have to try that.
    tishatmp at aol dot com

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  33. Wow! These are super duper cute! I need to make the candy corn ones for the girls at work! I need about 16 of them. Thanks for the idea!

    jobcorpsjen@gmail.com

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  34. Really cute!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  35. Hi Amy. Love the thought you put into your project. It really is cute. I'm a new follower.

    Thanks for offering such a generous giveaway prize. Hugs...Tracy :)

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  36. great treat box--millierose651@aol.com

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  37. You know that I love your stuff! I always do!

    I was just stoppin to say thanks for hoppin

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  38. What a great project to do with the kids...I may borrow this idea for school. misha_113 at yahoo dot com

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  39. I'm a new follower, good luck. I hit 100 a couple of weeks ago. These are cute treat boxes.
    stuff@gt.rr.com
    http://cricutmimi.blogspot.com

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  40. Cute treat boxes. Thanks for sharing.

    Mandy
    mjbaker at earthlink dot net

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  41. Great job on the candy boxes, I love doing the 3d projects. Good luck with reaching your magic #100 I am now a follower.
    http://jennyplace26.blogspot.com/
    If you get a chance pop into my blog you might like what you see and just start to follow me to LOL!

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  42. What cute little candy boxes! I just recently made a few of the witch's hat boxes very similar to these but I hadn't thought of pumpkins and candy corn! TFS
    Melanie
    Scrappily Ever After Blog
    www.arkmom-scrappilyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  43. Thank you so much for the directions... I have never seen these before. They are adorable... I love the fact that kids can help! I just became a follower today! I am new to following blogs so I am happy I stumbled upon yours! I have one with nothing on it yet... soon... Have fun creating!

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  44. So cute. I need to make some of these for my kids friends for Halloween!!!!

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  45. Cute, cute, cute idea. Thanks for the instructions. I think I might make these for my grade one class!!!! (I love that you can get 3 from one paper--very economical!!) Thanks for the blog hop and for the project. Hope you reach your 100 followers!!!

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  46. Really cute box. Thanks so much for the instructions. I can make a lot of these.

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  47. I love a good treat box and these are too cute! TFS

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  48. Cute idea! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  49. Cute treat boxes - I want the candy corn!

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  50. Adorable Treat Boxes!! I am now a follower!

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  51. Thanks for an opportunity. Love the treat boxes.

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  52. I love yoKathy
    Katsews at gmail dot com ur treat box. Good luck on reaching 100 followers.

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  53. Great project! Think I'll give it a try for my daughter's class

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