By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
Give an extra spooky treat this Halloween by creating this creepy matchbox treat holder. Have fun “burying” your favorite candies inside the hidden drawer to surprise your trick-or-treaters or hide a few treats for yourself. Will Halloween bring you a few tricks or treats this season with this great little treat holder?
Score the cardstock at 5/8”, 1 ¾”, 6 ¼” and 7 3/8” on a scoring board.
Rotate it and score it at 1 1/8” and 3 ½”.
Cut with a pair of scissors and remove each corner section as shown in the picture.
Cut on the 1 1/8” and 3 ½” score lines up to but not over the horizontal score lines.
Fold the tabs inward and the long sides up.
Add a line of tape using a tape runner to the flap on each end.
Fold the flap up and over the tabs and securely adhere the tape to the inside of the drawer.
Now lay the drawer aside and begin working on creating the cover.
Create the lid by cutting a 4 5/8” x 7 ¾” piece of patterned paper. This paper is from the Hocus Pocus line by Echo Park.
Score the paper at 1 1/8”, 3 5/8”, 4 ¾” and 7 ¼”.
Fold each of the score line making sure they are crisp folds.
Add a line of tape onto the narrowest flap making sure to put the tape on the outside (the side that you want to show) of the piece.
Seal it together making sure the flap with the tape on it is on the inside of the cover. It should look like this when you are finished.
Now, add some glue to the edge of the cover. If any glue runs down inside make sure to wipe it off so that the drawer doesn’t stick or catch.
Sit the cover onto the “head stone” piece and allow it to thoroughly dry.
Add the arrow sticker to the top of the lid. Trim the fence sticker into sections to fit each side and the bottom of the drawer to finish the piece.
Tuck some fun treats into the hidden drawer so you can be the one handing out the tricks this Halloween. Make some for your party goers or keep it on your desk. This little box will bring loads of spooky fun this season.