I am SO excited for the upcoming holidays that I just couldn’t wait to share my first Halloween project with you- the first of many! This DIY Halloween carton box was a cinch to make with my Sizzix Big Shot and the Sizzix Milk Carton Box die.
Wanna’ make your own? Here’s what you’ll need:
DIY Halloween Carton Box:
- Sizzix Big Shot
- Sizzix Milk Carton Box Die
- Sizzix Candlelight Fright Die
- Sizzix Spooktacular Die
- Sizzix Premium Crease Pad
- Halloween patterned paper
- Hole punch (I used my Crop-A-Dile)
- Black ribbon
Stack a cutting pad, the milk box carton die, your Halloween patterned paper cut to the size of the die, and the premium crease pad. Roll all of this through the Big Shot. Repeat, so that you have two identical pieces.
Fold along the perforated lines on each side of the pieces.
Assemble one side of the box so that it looks like a milk carton then the other side. Apply adhesive to the tabs on the carton pieces, then adhere both sides together to form the carton.
I used a scalloped sticker border piece from the Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale line along the bottom edge of the front and back sides of the carton.
Next I die cut two more carton pieces, this time out a pretty Graphic 45 floral paper. I cut off the bottom piece and the side tab, then glued each floral side onto each side of the carton.
Make the letters “B,” “O,” and “O” out of black cardstock. I used DCWV Solid Flocked Stack, which is awesome because it gives the letters and the spider a fuzzy look and some added texture. Adhere the word “BOO” to the bottom right corner of the box, so that it overlaps over the floral scallop.
Make a spider out of the Candlelight Fright die. Cut off the spider web line, and adhere the spider to the front of the carton in the top left corner.
Using the hole punch, punch three evenly spaced holes in the top of the carton.
Lace the black ribbon through each side of the carton, and tie a knot in the front.
This Halloween milk carton box was actually pretty easy to put together, despite these long directions! 😉
You should really it a try! If you don’t have a Big Shot, you’re missing out. I love the versatility of this machine, and all of the endless possibilities of things that can be made with it and the thousands of Sizzix dies there are!