Saturday, October 30, 2010

Frankenstein treat boxes

Today I attended Angie's Ustream at Chic n Scratch. She went through and showed us how to make these fun boxes.
Being the frugal person I am with card stock - I was able to make two using one 8 1/2 x 11 piece of card stock (green) and 1/2 sheet of black for the cover/top.
Here is how I did it
Cut 8 1/2" x 11" in half so you have two 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 pieces
Score at 1" on the portrait sides of the piece
Turn and score at 3 1/2" on both ends
clip middles and glue to form a "bag/box

For the top/cover
I cut two piece of black at 3 1/2" x 5 1/5"
score all edges at 1"
Clip and form into a box cover.

Angie showed us how to make eyes:
Using a 3/4" circle punch - punch eye a set up eyes.
Using a 1/2" circle punch - punch a set of pupils (you can use your white pen to highlight the eye as well
For the eye lid - punch one 3/4" circle in green and cut in 1/2. ink and glue all in place.

For the mouth you can use a template as Angie did, but I just drew a "W"
These are going to my two nephews tomorrow, as my sister's family comes to our neighborhood each year as it is safer and you can hit 50+ houses - LOL.

For the bolts - I punch a couple large arrows, folded them at the tip to aid in gluing and drew on the threads.

I am entering in these "not so spooky" fun candy boxes in these challenges.
Paper Playtime - Halloween
For Fun challenge - Halloween - no orange
Frosted Designs - treats


Love That Bug said...

This box is adorable. I love it
Thanks for sharing

DORCAS said...

These are so adorable! I love them! Thanks for sharing!

Fern said...

Soooo darn cute!! I'm going to have save the instructions for next year!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Frosted Designs!! Hugs!!!

Jean said...

Frankly, I love them!!

Helen Dooley said...

adorable! thanks for playing along on for fun.

Angela said...

Love his little face !!! What a great project! Thanks for the instructions too! Thank you for joining in at frosted designs!

Melissa said...

These are monsteriffic Sheryl!! My SIL made and sent similar (smaller) ones to my boys last week filled with candy! Good luck on the challenge entry!

Coachfans said...

Looks like you had fun making them!

Great job,

Lori Apgar said...

These are "frankly" adorable!!! Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs!!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Sheryl, girlfriend, you know I love boxes and this one is soooo cute!!!

Pauline said...

These are adorable... such sweet faces - perfect for the halloween candy! I love them - I also love Lurch and Herman Munster! I so wish we celebrated Halloween in Australia! Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week!
Pauline (FF DT)

CraftinGranny said...

These are super cute and bet they were fun and easy to make. Thanks for the tutorial and thanks for joining us at For Fun this week. "Hugs" Carol

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That's so cute!

Kym Weber said...

These Frankenstein treat boxes are absolutely fantastic! They are so adorable! Spectacular idea! Thanks so much for playing along with us at For Fun Challenges! Hope you’ll be joining us for the next challenge!


Lisa said...

I Love this! Soooo adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at FFC this week!

Rhonda Emery said...

super cute franky box

Jessica said...

What fabulous little Frankies... so glad you could play along this week at Frosted Designs! =D