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Saturday, October 01, 2022

Scary Cute, Halloween Fry Box Treat Holder, Weekend Project, 2022 Stampin' Up! Fall Mini Catalog

I have not made a fry box in a long time and after making that cute Halloween box on Thursday, I thought I'd try another type of candy/treat holder.  I found my fry box here. You just copy it over to your computer and set it up in your word processing program and print it out. First I printed one out on copier paper to see if I liked the size. That pattern is designed to resize to what fits your needs. My fry box measured 2" across the bottom front. It was the perfect size for my project. You can get a copy of the fry box here

I ended up tracing my fry box onto a piece of Basic White card stock. Once I printed one on copier paper, I realized those score lines would show and I didn't want that. And I thought about making a Basic Black fry box but you can't print it out because you won't be able to see the lines.  So I used the copier paper one as a template.  After tracing the box, I cut it out and then scored the side lines using my ruler and stylus on a piece of thick Fun Foam. You need a foam backing to score or you won't get a nice score and the piece will be harder to put together.  Be careful not to push too hard or you could poke through the card stock. And no, I didn't poke through mine.  Not this time anyway!  LOL  I did trace over the line a few times to leave a deep mark on my card stock. Once the scoring was done, I folded the box but didn't glue it.

I set the front of the box on my worksurface with some scrap copier paper under it. I cut a couple of strips of copier paper and taped it down over the front sides on my worksurface. I also made a template for the bottom part of the box. I traced over the arched score line on a piece of scrap paper and I taped that over the bottom part of the box.  Now I was ready to scrub on some color! I used my Blending Brush to do that.

The first color I used was Daffodil Delight. I covered the whole area with it. Then I added some Crushed Curry. The next color I added was Cajun Craze. I tried to keep this color above the Crushed Curry color. The ground was next, I took Old Olive ink scrubbed a bit in the grassy area. Then I added some Mossy Meadow to the very bottom part. And for the upper part of the sky I used Night of Navy.  And the front was ready to be decorated.

The haunted house from the "Scary Cute" bundle was die cut along with the bats, using a scrap piece of Basic Black card stock.

Then I die cut the moon using a scrap piece of Crushed Curry. 

The pieces were glued in place and then the fry box was glued on the sides. The bottom of my fry box didn't line up nicely, it hung over the base a bit so I just snipped it off when the glue set up. When you glue the sides, glue the front to the back, it gives it a nicer look. 

I added a little package of Oreo cookies (2 cookies in this package) and the box is ready to give to someone. I got the little pack of cookies at The Dollar Tree. There are 4 little packets in one package. 

This was a fun and quick little project to do. I am going to keep this in mind for December!! 

I hope you have fun making this project.

I thank you ever so much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Halloween gift fry box,


KardsbyKadie said...

Oh So SPOOKY FUN is this little fry box.
Thanks for sharing!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Trick or treaters would love getting one of these. Spooky scene on the front! Love it!