Fall and Halloween will be here before we know it and so now is the time to make trick or treat boxes for the special children in our lives. Tonic Studio’s new line of Halloween dies make creating cute or scary Halloween treats easy and fun. Here are the supplies and steps I used to create this sparkly trick or treat box:
- Tonic Studios Spooktacular Coffin Treat Box Die Set (1800e)
- Tonic Studios Trick or Treat Mini Moments Die (1863e)
- Tonic Studios Miniature Moments Happy Haunting Die (1860e)
- Nuvo Pure Sheen Spiced Apricot Glitter
- Nuvo Gold Enchantment Glitter Embossing Powder
- Nuvo Jet Black Embossing Powder
- Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive 200n
- Tonic Tangerine Die Machine 147e
- Tonic V-Blade Trimmer 159e
- Tim Holtz Titanium Mini-Snips 816e
- Tonic Easy Clean Mat 1514e
Other: two sided tape in sheets and rolls, heat tool, candy
Die cut the primary box piece and the bat and spider from the Spooktacular Coffin Treat or Treat Box set out of black cardstock. Die cut “trick or treat” and “happy haunting” out of black cardstock. Die cut the top of the coffin treat box out of gold cardstock and the back of the “happy haunting” die out of two sided tape on a scrap of white cardstock.
Apply small pieces of strong two sided tape to the places on the primary coffin box as shown and score and fold on all scored lines. Remove the top of the tape strips and form the bottom and top of the coffin box. Many of the tabs will not have tape on them, but will fold in to form the coffin treat box so the box can be opened to store the Halloween candy.
There are three options to choose from for the side pieces in this Spooktacular Coffin Trick or Treat Box so each box you make can be unique. I chose to use the stitched side piece options and to create the sides with a fun embossing technique I discovered a while back. Here is a link to a tutorial I did explaining the technique and the Kensington Handbag I made with it. This time I added glitter to the embossing powder mix because we all love sparkle, right? I sprinkled Nuvo Spiced Apricot Pure Sheen glitter onto a sheet of two sided tape attached to a piece of white cardstock. Then I sprinkled on Nuvo Gold Enchantment Glitter Embossing Powder and filled in the rest of the sticky tape piece with Nuvo Jet Black Embossing Powder. After burnishing the glitter and embossing powders down, I melted the embossing powder with my heat tool and the result is this bumpy textured glittery piece.
The next step is to die cut the side and bottom stitched pieces from the completed embossed glittery piece and attach to the coffin treat box. Attach the gold piece to the top of the coffin.
Attach the black “happy haunting” die cut to the two sided taped back piece and sprinkle on Spiced Apricot glitter. Attach that to the coffin top. Glue on the spider, bat and “trick or treat” with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.
The last and most important step is to fill the sparkly trick or treat box with candy and give it to a special child on Halloween.