Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Altered Martha Stewart Favor Boxes

I am this week's designer over at Tuesday Treats!  Be sure to go on over and check out the amazing projects.  Today I am showing you an item I altered for Halloween. Last week I started looking at my cartridges for a goody bag or box to make to give to the kiddos at Sunshine's (my 3yo DD) daycare for Halloween. I wanted something easy to make because I needed 20. I looked through my carts then I looked through my "supplies" and I came across these boxes. I purchased these last year from Big Lots when they had all of the Martha Stewart wedding stuff on clearance. There are 20 in the pack...just the amount I needed. Now I just had to find a way to alter them so they are Halloween themed.

I started with some ink. I got my studio G ink and a dauber and started to color the box orange. There is a little white bow that I removed from the front of the box. I did not color the inside of the box but I made sure to include the sides.

It covered fairly easy and quickly. Now off to my gypsy to see what images I can use. I wanted to cover the clear window. Don't want 3 year olds to see their treats. ;-) The box folded is a little over 2 1/2 inches. I used the pumpkin from Gypsy Wanderings cut at 2.5 by 2.3.

On another page I added the shadow with a spider from Designer's Calendar and bats from Paper Doll Dress Up. For the bats I removed all of the score lines that showed the eyes and accents on the wings. I did this because the image is so small - only 2.5 by 2.25 and the lines barely cut anyway.

The spider was added onto a square on the inside of the box to cover the see through window.

The three welded bats were added to each side of the box and I accented the face and wings with my white gel pen.

A little inking to the edges of the pumpkin and some pop dots to add dimension to the pumpkin finishes off this cute little treat box. ((Probably overkill for a bunch of 3 year olds but Sunshine loved it! ))

This was a quick, easy and fun way to make these cute little boxes fit a Halloween theme. I am sure they will be a hit at daycare. Thank you all for checking out my project. Be sure to visit me at Tuesday Treats. Have a great day!


  1. Pam,
    These treat boxes of adorable. What a great idea! Makes me want a gypsy. lol

  2. What a cute idea, I think I have some of these boxes from Big Lots too:) I am going to have go through my stash again. TFS

  3. Great boxes... I never would have thought to use ink to color the box... TFS

  4. Those are great treat boxes. Looking at the photos, it looks like it has felt one it. Love the stamping idea. TFS!


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  6. Spelling was off. LOL!! Very cute boxes.

  7. VERY CUTE!! TFS Did that one little Studio G ink spot cover all 20 boxes? if so, those inks last!