A plump jack-o'-lantern cracks a smile as the candy inside is revealed. The round container was painted orange and covered in tapered strips of crepe paper. The stem, the leaves, and a funny face, all cut from crepe paper, complete the treat box.
Versatile and inexpensive, crepe paper is the secret to these projects. With finessing, it becomes a ruffled plume, stiff whiskers, or a toothy grin. We used two types of crepe paper: florist crepe paper for thick pop-out elements, and fine crepe paper for everything else.