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Halloween Clip-Art Candy Boxes

Dole out treats this Halloween in our frightfully charming candy boxes. There's no trick to crafting them: Just print the templates, fold, and glue. Use the favors to dress up place settings, or group them on a table for a festive display.

Introduction

Using heavyweight paper, download template and print.

Materials

  • Using a straightedge and a craft knife, cut out template. Cut slits along solid white lines; crease along dotted lines using template as a guide. Make holes at white dots using a 1/8-inch hole punch.
  • Form template into box. Using a glue stick, adhere bottom and side flaps in place, leaving top open. Fill box with candy of your choice.
  • Cut an 8-inch length of 1/4-inch-wide ribbon, and knot ends to form a loop. Thread looped end up through top flap without the tab, and then up through top flap with the tab. To close box, tuck tab into slit at top of box.

Steps

  1. Step 1

Source
Martha Stewart Living, Special Issue 2009

Reviews (14)

  • art4ever 8 Oct, 2014

    Many times I have wanted to use templates, but I agree with another reviewer, that these should be designed in black and white. Then I could choos a colored card stock to print them on. I hope if the Halloween template for these great boxes cannot be redone, that you will take this request into account for Christmas boxes. I loved the cone shaped ones last year, but could not afford color copies. It's great when they can fit on 8.5 x 11 paper, too. Please try!

  • AmberBobnar 16 Oct, 2011

    I'd really like to see these templates in black-and-white so I could print them without using all the ink in my printer. What I did was print one and use it as a template to cut out the boxes using colored paper. Then I just re-printed the cat and owl designs (not the rest of the box), cut them out and glued them to the boxes I made. Saved a lot of ink that way.

  • gearjamminbabe 6 Oct, 2011

    Finleyfamilynursery:
    What size paper did you use? I tried orange paper (8X11) also, but it still colored orange over the orange Paper? so I didn't save much ink..:o(

  • finleyfamilynursery 30 Oct, 2010

    I printed them out on orange paper, it still uses a lot of black ink, but saves on color. So cute, love them! I also used the owl graphic for my son's invitations. He is blessed with a bday close to Halloween.

  • Grandman 30 Oct, 2008

    I made seven boxes using double sided tape instead of glue. They were so easy and quick to make. Love them.
    jes

  • nadinebd 26 Oct, 2008

    What fun to print these out and send to grandchildren living out of state. Thank you

  • lmcgram 16 Oct, 2008

    Kiksurf
    Your idea is great. I was going to send it to the copy place so I would not use so much ink and I bought lots of MS crafts at Michael's today for this projec.t

  • CMfamily 13 Sep, 2008

    As soon as I saw these today I printed them out. It was So Easy and a Perfect craft for my daughter

  • PattieBM 10 Sep, 2008

    I think the candy boxes are awesome just as Martha has done them! Traditional Halloween is all about black and orange!

  • Kikisurf 10 Sep, 2008

    All you have to do for a Black and white template, is trace it onto white or black card stock, or if you have a scanner-copier-printer, just print in black and white. I have already started my crafts for Halloween (Have a lot of nieces, nephews!) and This is what I did:
    I traced the template onto white card stock and cut along outer lines
    Scanned into my computer
    Print out onto black or white card stock.

    it was easy! Hope I have helped you guys!

  • bohemianpride 9 Sep, 2008

    i agree. black and white templates would make it more unique way to do this. it would give us a chance to personalise them beter for ou guest.

  • Rocco220 9 Sep, 2008

    Did you try the black and white option on your printer.

  • Fashionista 28 Aug, 2008

    I would really appreciate if you could put this template on your site without the color, just the border. That way, I could print it on any color paper, or print it on white and stamp etc to decorate.

  • Fashionista 28 Aug, 2008

    I would really appreciate if you could put this template on your site without the color, just the border. That way, I could print it on any color paper, or print it on white and stamp etc to decorate.