DIY Halloween Candy Boxes

Thursday, September 25, 2014

DIY Halloween Candy Boxes

It's the most wonderful time of the year (if you ask me): fall! Halloween is fast approaching so let's get to the Halloween crafting, shall we? I came across these great coffin-shaped wood boxes at Michael's a few weeks back and thought they'd make cool candy boxes. They came out so cute! Here's what you'll need to make your own:
  • wood coffin box (like these but they were about $2 at Michaels)
  • sand paper
  • craft paint in black and white
  • brushes
  • pencil
  • permanent marker (optional)
  • small piece of velvet
  • hot glue gun
  • candy bones
DIY Halloween Candy Boxes

Lightly sand any rough edges off of the box. Paint on a white base coat and let dry. Lightly sketch out the design with a pencil. Dots and stripes are always an easy option. If you're looking for something a little more complex, try this bone and skull design! Rough in the black areas with the paint and then trace around the design with a permanent marker for smaller details. Don't forget to paint the edges!
DIY Halloween Candy Boxes DIY Halloween Candy Boxes

Trace the box on the reverse side of the velvet with an additional 1/2" margin. Cut out following the lines and hot glue one long edge to the inside of the box. Fold a small pleat at the corner and glue the next side down.
DIY Halloween Candy Boxes DIY Halloween Candy Boxes
DIY Halloween Candy Boxes

Continue along all of the box edges. Gather the excess velvet at the last open edge of the box, turn under about 1/4" and glue.

Fill with candy bones.
DIY Halloween Candy Boxes DIY Halloween Candy Boxes

These would be nice little gifts for coworkers or party favors. I had so much fun making them and the possibilities for decoration are really endless! 


  1. Wow this looks amazing!! I love the skull and bones pattern! I'm not sure I'd be coordinated enough to paint this as well as you have here though. I agree - they'd make great gifts!

    1. Thanks for the kind comments, Amelia! The permanent marker was a great help with the skull pattern. It helped clean up the edges and add detail. If painting isn't your thing you can always decoupage Halloween paper to the top instead. :)

  2. What a spooktacular idea! These DIY Halloween candy boxes are perfect for the season. Thanks for sharing your creative crafting process. Can't wait to try making some myself!
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  3. A candy box is truly unique. It will be a great Halloween gift.



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