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Hanging Acorn Treat Boxes


Pressed-paper acorn boxes get dressed up for Halloween, evoking vintage treat containers handed out by candy shops and bakeries in the late 1800s and early 1900s.



  1. Step 1

    Paint both halves of an acorn-shaped pressed-paper box with orange acrylic paint using a foam brush. Let dry.

  2. Step 2

    Using a clean foam brush and brown acrylic paint, give the textured cap a light coat, dragging the brush down from the top and covering just the raised surface. Let dry.

  3. Step 3


    Cut out crepe-paper features from fine crepe paper in white and black using the templates. Glue the shapes onto front half of box, in the configuration of a face, using a glue stick.

  4. Step 4

    Remove existing hanging loop if desired. Replace with an equal-length loop of waxed twine, and secure against the lip inside one box half using a small dab of glue from a hot-glue gun.