Creepy Matchbox Halloween Treat Holder

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Creepy Matchbox Halloween Treat Holder

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?


Begin by using a paper trimmer to cut a piece of 8” x 4 5/8” gray cardstock for the drawer.


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.


The Hocus Pocus Kit by Echo Park has several awesome card pieces to choose from for the “head stone.”  Choose and cut your favorite piece out.


Place one of the bat stickers on the corner of the card you chose and then with a corner rounder, round the top corner of the piece.


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.

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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