Create spooky DIY Halloween Treat Boxes with your cutting machine! Free SVG Cut files available plus a step-by-step tutorial.
Hello and Happy October! Today I’m sharing the cut files for these DIY Halloween Boxes. I can’t believe it is already October and Halloween is coming up so fast! I’m just getting started on my kids’ Halloween costumes (they have some elaborate ideas this year!) and I’ve been enjoying some Halloween crafting, like these fun boxes. They are a great DIY craft for Halloween, and with the help of a cutting machine, they come together quickly!
These boxes are a great size for holding small treats and Halloween candies. There are four designs including a witches hat, jack-o-lantern, spider and spider web. I used clear craft plastic so there is a little sneak peek on what is inside!
Below is the tutorial, and you’ll find the free cut files at the end of this post in blue. Also, be sure to check out my other Halloween craft tutorials from over the years! :)
Supplies Needed for DIY Halloween Treat Boxes:
- 8.5″ x 11″ sheets of black and orange cardstock – the thicker the cardstock the better.
- Thin Clear Craft Plastic
- Double-sided tape – I used 1/4″ Scor-Tape
- Paper Trimmer and/or scissors
- Scoring Board and stylus
- Cutting Machine – I used my Cricut Explore
- Free SVG cut files – Link located at the end of this post
Step by Step Tutorial
Step One: Use the free SVG files to cut out the boxes. If using a Cricut Explore, remember to change the layer with the pink lines to “Score” instead of “Cut” in Cricut Design Space. If your cutting machine does not have a scoring option, you can just hide those layers and score the boxes by hand with a scoring board and stylus. Sometimes I go over the score lines my cutting machine made with my scoring board and stylus to create thicker score lines which makes folding easier.
Place the 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of cardstock on your cutting mat the landscape way, so the width is 11″.
Step Two: After the boxes have been cut, fold along the score lines. Cut out a small square piece of craft plastic, a little less than 3″x3″, and adhere it to the wrong side of the box. I used my 1/4″ Scor-Tape. You could always give these boxes a completely different look and use colored sheets of cardstock instead of the clear craft plastic.
Step Three: Turn both parts of the box so their right sides are facing up and apply Scor-Tape to the small tabs as shown below. I used my 1/2″ Scor-Tape for this. The lid of the box was created to be slightly larger than the bottom so they should fit together easily.
The treat boxes are finished and ready to be filled with goodies!!
Check out these other treat boxes and save for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
Download the Free File! This freebie is in my Resource Library. The files are under Halloween. You’ll also find the SVG cut files under SVG Cut Files, Paper Treat Boxes. Enter your first name and email to get the password to download this file. You’ll also have a chance to sign up for my newsletter to receive fun craft tutorials, tips, updates and more FREE files to help make crafting something special and unique easier!