28 Fun Halloween Crafts


Trick or Treat Boxes

It could be a trick, or it could be a treat -- you decide what goes in these boxes.

Who knows what tricks or treats these charming mystery boxes hold? Keep friends and family guessing!

What You'll Need

  • Patterned paper in Halloween colors
  • Ruler
  • Rotary cutter or craft knife
  • Protected cutting surface
  • Glue stick
  • 2-inch-cube gift boxes
  • Black felt-tip marker
  • Heavyweight paper: orange, white
  • Medium-size hole punch
  • 1/8-inch eyelets: black, white, orange
  • Eyelet setter
  • Hammer
  • Assorted ribbon in Halloween colors
  • Scissors

Step 1: Using a ruler and rotary cutter or craft knife, cut patterned paper into 2-inch-wide strips. Cut each strip into 2-inch squares. Repeat. (You need 5 squares per box.)

Step 2: Rub a glue stick over one side of the gift box; apply a paper square. Repeat on each side, including the top.

Glue a paper square onto each side of the box.

Step 3: Cut heavyweight paper into 21/2X1/2-inch strips. Print "Trick or Treat" onto these tags, either using a computer or printing by hand. Place a tag on top of a box, and punch a hole through the center of the tag and the center of the lid. Insert a matching eyelet in the hole, and set by placing the eyelet setter in the back of the eyelet and lightly tapping with a hammer until the eyelet flattens out.

Using a hammer, lightly tap the eyelet in place.

Step 4: Thread both ends of a 6-inch length of ribbon through the hole, and tie them in a knot under the box lid.