Friday, September 16, 2011

Halloween Candy Matchboxes

I finally decided to get going on my Halloween candy matchboxes and I couldn't find the paper or embellishments I just bought so I had to resort to using some stuff I had leftover from last year. I used the matchbox Big Pro die which cuts out a matchbox large enough to hold an ample amount of candy. Each box took half of a 12x12 sheet of cardstock and one 8-1/2"x11" sheet of acetate (the Xerox kind used for projection overlays). I got the idea to cut acetate with a Sizzix die from one of Cheryl's (Life is Sweet) projects. The acetate I used was a little hard to crease even on the foam pad, but cut nicely on the Big Pro acrylic sheet. Two methods that I used for creasing were 1) measure and crease by hand and 2) place cut acetate over die and follow crease lines with a bone folder. I prefer the thicker acetate because it looks more professional like store bought candy boxes. I put Merikan double stick tape on the small inner flap of the printed box to secure it and along the edge of the acetate to form the sleeve. It was fun to coordinate the embellishments with the cardstock. I especially like the eyeball ribbon and the metal buttons with pin backs (from Ben Franklin Crafts) which can be worn by the recipient of your candy box. I think I will fill the boxes with homemade fudge slices. Since these are matchboxes, the sides are not sealed which is why I tied the ribbons to hold the boxes closed. For sanitary reasons you should put wrapped candy in the boxes. Of course, once I finished the matchboxes, I found my this year's Halloween purchases. I just cleaned my craftroom.....really! LOL!








7 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Luv those matchboxes Lynn!
Great papers and those embellies you used are awesome too... Fudge - is that homemade Fudge... yummy~

Cami said...

Oh how cute these are Lynn! I think I'd better pull out my matchbox die and copy you! These are really cute the way you embellished the boxes and if I could only taste a bit of the fudge!

Cheryl said...

Yummy, yummy - love fudge. Your boxes turned out so cute! So glad that you found the heavier acetate paper. I like cutting it on the Eclips because it scores acetate really well and you don't have to use a bone folder.

kris said...

Very SWEET!! the boxes are great for treat giving... can i come trick or treat your house?! hehe! =D

ShaniKulani said...

sweet match boxes!! an awesome idea for all occasions :) yummy caramel brownies would fit perfect!

Tammi said...

What a cute idea, love your Halloween boxes! Now I'm craving some fudge! :) Thank you so much for your kind and sweet words, one of the nicest things someone's said to me! smiles & hugs

Annette said...

Aww theses are so cute...