Spooky Milk Carton Treat Boxes

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Peg Rounds

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Spooky Milk Carton Treat Boxes

Share these spooky milk carton treat boxes this Halloween with your favorite little ghosts and goblins.  Two of them can easily be made from one 12” x 12” sheet of cardstock, but have some fun and dress them up a little by using your favorite patterned paper, too!  Add a window so the treats can be seen or leave it out to add to the surprise!

Begin by cutting one or more pieces of cardstock or patterned paper (Hocus Pocus by Echo Park  paper and stickers shown) to measure 5 ½” x 8 ¼” using a paper trimmer.

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Score the piece (s) at 2”, 4”, 6” and 8” on a scoring board.  You will have ¼” left at the end to form the flap.

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Rotate the paper and score it at 1 ½” and 3 ½”.

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Flip the paper completely over and score it at 5”.

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Fold the flap that was just created both ways so that it is well creased.  This will help with folding it closed and in giving it a more finished look.

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Now, cut up to the score line on the ¼” flap as shown using a pair of scissors.

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Cut up each of the score lines until you reach the horizontal line.  Do not cut over this line.  This will create the flaps for the bottom of the box.

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At this point, if you would like to have a window in the project use a small die and die cut machine to cut the opening.  You can, also, add a window to the back of the box if you would like.  The panel measures 2” x 2” so you should choose a small enough die that will fit into that size of area.  You can leave the window open and put the candies in a separate bag or place a piece of acetate on the inside behind the opening fastening it to the paper with some tape so that the box can be filled with loose candies.

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Add a line of tape using a tape runner onto what is left of the ¼” flap.

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Close up the bottom of the box adding a piece of tape to the last piece before sealing it closed.

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Hold the top of the treat box closed while pinching together the natural fold lines that are being created.

To hold the box closed, you can use such things as small clothes pins or decorative paper clips to the top.

These are so easy to make that you will have them finished in no time. Fill them with your favorite treats and hand out some fun this season. Trick-or treaters young and old will surely love to receive one of these treats this Halloween!

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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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