Hybrid Halloween | Party Favor Box Tutorial

October 22, 2013

My son has his first big Halloween Party coming up this week which definitely has me putting my crafty skills to use!  So I thought I'd share some of my creations with all of you.  Stop by throughout this week to see how I've simplified the party-planning process by introducing a few digital products into the mix--that's right it's going to be a Hybrid Halloween!

Here's a look at the "Trick AND Treat" boxes that I've made for the party--each will be filled with a few tricks and a few treats for my son's party guests to enjoy!

What You'll Need:

  • White Cardstock
  • Patterned Paper (Digital or Physical)
  • Buttons
  • Twine
  • Lable, Wordart, etc. (Digital or Physical)
  • Gable Box Template/Cut File
  • Die Cutting Machine or Craft Knife
  • Printer

1. Decide on the papers you will be using for this project (You can use digital papers that you print out, which I've done, or you can easily pull from your paper stash as well.

2. If using digital papers, you can use the template that accompanies the cut file linked to above, to clip your paper to and print to save on ink before sending it through your electronic die cut machine or this is also helpful if you plan to cut your template out with a craft knife.


3. If using physical paper then you will just use the cut file along with your electronic die cutting machine.

4. Once cut, you will fold your box along the perforated lines and use a small amount of adhesive to secure the edges.

5. Drop a piece of chipboard measuring roughly 2 x 3" in the bottom to stabilize your box .

6. Add a label of some sort to the front of your box.  The space you have to work with is roughly 3 x 3."  You could use labels or word art from your physical or digital collection or you could design your own custom label in Microsoft Word or Photoshop.

7. Accent the top lip of your box with a button and a twine bow in coordinating colors .

8. Fill your box with a few tricks and/or treats for your party guests to take home and enjoy.


NOTE: For my own party favor boxes I used Kelleigh Ratzlaff's Gable Box Template and Cut File which I clipped papers from Robyn Meierotto's Hello Harvest to.  I cropped Celeste Knight's Basic Halloween Journalers down to size to use for my labels and then I used black buttons from my stash and America Crafts Bakers twine to finish things off.

Have a Happy Halloween!

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  1. ok, this looks awesome!! You don't only need crafty skills to make these, but you also need a lot of love!

  2. Thanks Marie...oh plenty of love here...not always enough TIME...but lots of love :)


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