Saturday, October 11, 2014

Halloween Candy Boxes Made with a Paper Punch

 When I first saw the We R memory keepers candy box board punch (at HM Ben Franklin Crafts), I passed on buying it because I have a Sizzix die that cuts a similar one.  However, recently I saw on someone's blog that the board punch can do many different lengths of boxes from 4 to 12 inches long. That variety of sizes made it an instant 'buy it' decision. The longest box in the top photo is 12"and the smallest is 5".
The board punch works extremely well and comes with very thorough, but easy instructions so even a mechanically challenged crafter like me can make a box on the first try.  I used 12x12 double sided Doodlebug Halloween cardstock which is available at BFC for the basic candy box. Both sides of the cardstock are pretty so I was happy that I was abe to punch out two boxes from every 12x12 sheet.
The fun thing about these boxes is decorating them.  Doodlebug makes a matching sheet of sticker labels and banners which can be used to embellish the boxes or in photo/project life albums. I used ribbons from my stash....yup, I have a section just for Halloween ribbons....hoarder alert!
The cute felt stickers (Darice) are inexpensive ones from Ben Franklin Crafts.  I also bought the slick printed Halloween tape (not washi) from BFC.  If you need to make some Halloween candy boxes quickly, I think you should try the We R memory keepers punch board.  I know that you will enjoy this product and use it for upcoming holiday crafting.  I'm already planning my Christmas and Valentine boxes.  Who wouldn't want a little sweet treat for those occasions?

7 comments:

eva said...

those are so cute! i love the little one!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Your treat boxes are dang cute! I agree that the flexibility of the sizes is great and perfect for any occasion. I got one too and need to play with it. Thanks for inspiring me.

Annette Allen said...

these are spooky CUTE..

yyam said...

Oh my. How cute are these! Embellishing is my fave part of the whole process too. :)

Niki G said...

Love them!! So perfect for Halloween!

Cami said...

Love the variety of sizes you made with those cute Doodlebug papers and stickers. I know your Christmas and Valentine boxes will be cute!

Leanne said...

Ooh these are all so cool, each box is so darn cute and fun!! Thank you! Thank you! I have that punch board, but have yet to break it out of the packaging. This is a brilliant and cute idea! I've been racking my brain for something fun and inexpensive for our future Christmas party at work and you've given me a great idea. With all the Christmas paper I've accumulated over the years this will be so much fun!! Thanks Lynn!!