Candy corn, M&Ms, Snickers, Three Musketeers, Milky Way…let’s face it, one of the reasons people love Halloween so much is that it’s a great excuse to eat (lots of) candy! Today’s blog post is devoted to fun projects that will help you to package all that sugary goodness to give away to friends and family. An added bonus is that most of today’s projects will allow you to go green on Halloween by recycling packaging you likely already have at home.
First up are these treat boxes I made from leftover plastic packaging (these were from adhesive, but lots of embellishments come packaged this way as well). I cut patterned paper to fit inside, adhered a chipboard kid-in-costume to the front, punched a hole in a chipboard candy corn, and tied the candy corn on with three different colors of baker’s twine. All that was left to do was fill the containers with candy! This would be a perfect little surprise to pop into a kid’s lunchbox or to use as a Halloween party favor.
Next up are these cute jack o’lantern jars that Monika Wright made with her children. She started with glass jars (spaghetti, baby food, etc.) and then mod-podged orange tissue paper onto the jars. To finish the jars, Monika and her children added black cardstock eyes, noses, and mouths. These would be perfect to put out at a party, filled with candy!
I also made a couple of quick and easy candy jars out of Frappucino bottles. I filled the jars with candy, cut a circle from patterned paper, placed it on top of the lid, and then folded it down along the sides. I punched a hole in a chipboard shape, slipped it onto a length of embroidery floss or baker’s twine, and tied it around the paper at the neck of the bottle. For the spider, I added an extra length of embroidery floss to allow it to dangle from the web.
Finally, I’ll share this fun printable treat bag topper designed by Monika Wright. Monika cleverly uses these to package not only candy, but kids’ art supplies and popcorn. (I’d still rather have chocolate…:))
Stay tuned for tomorrow, when I’ll be back with Treats, Part II: Treat Layouts and Recipes.
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