Monday, October 11, 2010

Spooky Fence Gift Bag Box

The witches fly
Across the sky,
The owls go, "Who? Who? Who?"
The black cats yowl
And green ghosts howl,
"Scary Halloween to you!"

~Nina Willis Walter~


I love Halloween! Cool temps, candy galore, little ones all dressed up, and pumkins everywhere! I wanted to make a little gift for my daughter's teachers that captured that spooky night of Trick or Treating they love so much!
Today my second tutorial at The Pink Elephant is up and I wanted to share it with you here as well! This is simply a square box with the top cut to match the fence design and a bag of yummies placed in the middle. Its very simple and lots of fun to make!
First, cut a piece of white cardstock 7 1/2" X 9". On the long side, score at 2 1/2" and 6 1/2" inches. Turn and score the short side at 2 1/2" and 5" inches.


On the long side, cut in on the fold lines up to the middle lines as shown above.


Cut on the diagonal on each corner square. This will cut out a triangle shape on each flap.


Stamp your spooky fence image on the outside flaps. I used Stampin' Up's Wheel called Frightful Fence.

Next, you want to trim around the tops of the fence. Do this on all 4 sides.


Next, adhere the triangle flaps behind the long sides. Now, your little box is ready to decorate. I made a pumpkin from circle punches and added a few spooky birds as well.


Last, you want to add your goodies. Homemade or store bought, it doesn't matter! I used a Cello bag and added a little red tape to the inside bottom of the box. I filled the bag and stuck it down to the red tape so that when you pick up the bag, the box stays attached.









Hope you enjoyed this project and I would love to see what you come up with!

















3 comments:

  1. Oh so cool! You are so creative making that template! Turned out quite cute! :)

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