Every year I give out Halloween treats in boxes that I’ve made. This year I’m using my Truffle Box template to make my Halloween treat boxes.
This box is made from a file folder and covered with fabric. I cut and folded the file folder, then glued the fabric on the file folder.
In addition to making my own Halloween treat boxes, I taught my fellow calligraphers how to make them too. I asked them to bring paper suitable for Halloween boxes and taught them how to make these boxes without the need for a template.
This box was made in my box class. The paper ribbon makes this simple orange box into something very special.
The instructions for making these boxes without a template is a bit too much to explain in this blog, so for those of you reading this blog, you can just download the Truffle Box template and print it on the back of your paper and fold as shown in my blog post DIY Truffle Box.
Another Halloween box made in my class. This was made with scrapbook paper.
There are many adaptations you can make for the closure of this box. You can see some of the ideas my fellow calligraphers came up with. Think of beads and loops and sticks and wire ribbon and more.
Fall leaves scrapbook paper was used to make this box. This is another box from the class I taught.
If you look closely, you can see that this box is made from paper that is black on black. Another box from the class I taught.
This box, made in the class I taught, uses raffia to hold it closed.
I decided to tie all my Halloween Treat Boxes with raffia. It’s easy to open and has a Halloween feel to it.
Luckily I don’t get too many trick-or-treaters at my house. All I need is a few dozen boxes which I fill with non-edible treats. I don’t like the idea of giving candy to children, so I give bat and skull rings and other little treats in my boxes.
This Halloween Treat Box is made out of a digital scanned image of one of my paste papers.
I still have a few boxes from previous years, so I can be pretty confident that I won’t run out of boxes for my treats. So far, I haven’t had that problem.
Another of my scanned digital paste papers made into a Halloween Treat Box.
Another Halloween Treat Box made from one of my scanned digital paste papers.
I love how these Halloween Treat Boxes look together.
Here’s the information on making these yourself.
Truffle Box template (click to download)
DIY Truffle Box (blog post with instructions for folding)