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.
Tools and Materials
- Acorn-shaped pressed-paper box
- Orange and brown acrylic paint, from misterart.com
- Foam brush
- Fine crepe paper in white and black, from misterart.com
- Glue stick
- Waxed linen (#WL4PLYWAL), in Walnut, from The Caning Shop, 800-544-3373
- Hot-glue gun
- Acorn Box Templates
Hanging Acorn Treat Boxes How-To
1. Paint both halves of an acorn-shaped pressed-paper box with orange acrylic paint using a foam brush. Let dry.
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. 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. 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.