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
- 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
- Assorted ribbon in Halloween colors
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.
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.
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.