Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Halloween Milk Cartons


I don't usually make halloween projects as it is not such a big event in the UK, especially if like me you do not have children. We have lived in our house for over 4 years and never once had trick or treaters come round.

However this year I have decided to do something. We are really close to friends and neighbours who do have young children and Covid restrictions have made it hard for them this year.

Where we live is classed as a High category area as we are so close to Birmingham. This means that Halloween parties are not allowed as you can't go inside other people's houses. As it is also half term they won't even see their school friends.  It's hard enough being an adult in these crazy times but to try and explain to small children why they can't see their friends has to be difficult for their parents.

I decided I would make them a treat box filled with sweeties as it is very unlikely the kids will be going out trick or treating this year. 


So I have a Sweet Treats Milk carton embossing board from Crafter’s Companion which I have never used. I bought the 2 board set many many years ago for only £5 so it was too good a deal not to get them and finally I have been putting them to good use this year.

There are 2 sizes on the board, both of which are quite tall. I wanted to make it like an old pint carton so played about with the sizing to make the larger size shorter. I made one as a prototype and then cut all the parts needed to make 9 the same.


I found this cool pumpkin image/sentiment in my digi collection which is from Bross Artful Designs. This has been coloured with Promarkers and a Sakura glitter pen as a highlight on the sweeties.

The paper on the front its a glittery one from Deana's penny Lane by My Mind's Eye. It has lots of papers in purple and green which are perfect for halloween projects. The little bat is from Digi Stamp Boutique (retired). I printed them out on thin card and ran them through my Xyron machine to make them into stickers. I then fussy cut around them and added some white gel pen to highlight the eyes and mouth.


I added a sentiment onto a side panel. The spider and web is a digi from Meljen's Designs (retired). I coloured the spider in with a Promarker. The paper on this one is from the Teen Matstck from DCWV. I didn't have enough of the same paper so used a smaller dotty Papermania one for the others (you can see this in the main image)


The back of the carton has a sentiment from Diana All About Me. It is a freebie wordart that is very old but still available from her blog HERE. I have matted this onto a purple spotty paper from the Spring Burst paper pack by Papermania. I then added a plastic spider which was glued onto the top flap.


The last side panel has a mat of the same orange spotty paper. I have added a name tag for each of the children which was cut using a Thick Cuts die Traditional Tags by Ellison Design/Sizzix. I have had this for years and it is the first time I have used it which was a bit of a surprise. I guess I don't use tags very much! I added some pretty ribbon from my stash to embellish the tag.

Finally the milk carton is held together with a clip. I thought about perhaps punching holes and using ribbon but the children range from 3 years upto 9 so I wanted to make it as easy as possible for them to get to the goodies inside.

They are all now filled with sweeties and ready to hand out to the little ones on Friday. I do hope they will enjoy their treat.

Project Details -

Template – Sweet Treats Milk Carton by Crafter’s Companion
Digital Images – Trick or Treat by Bross Artful Designs (Etsy store currently closed), Bat – Digi Stamp Boutique (Retired), Cutie Corner Spider – Meljen’s Designs (Retired), 
Dies – Tags Traditional Thick Cuts – Ellison Design/Sizzix
Papers – Deena’s Penny Lane by My Mind’s Eye, Teen Matstack by DCWV, Spring Burst by Papermania, 
Colouring Medium – Promarkers, Sakura Glitter gel pen, white gel pen
Embellishments – Ribbon, plastic spiders, clips to close boxes


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)

42 comments:

  1. These little Halloween treat boxes are gorgeous, and I'm sure the neighbouring children will be delighted with your kind and generous gifts (and the sweeties!)
    Thanks for joining us at SWeet Stampin' this week.
    Chris
    x

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  2. Just popped back to thank you for entering our challenges at Crafty Calendar
    and
    Crafty Catz too.
    x

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  3. Love the milk cartons and a great idea-love all the papers and little images.
    Carol x
    Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams
    Carol DT x

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  4. What a lovely, caring thought. The children will adore these. I think the little clips will be a hit with them too. Little ones love things like that. Thank you for sharing them with us at CDSunday Plus Wynn DT

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  5. A great idea and the kids will love them.
    Pamela
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

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  6. Love those milk cartons ! Great little Halloween treat. Thanks for joining our Challenge over @ Little Red Wagon this week. Hope to see you back again soon.

    Imke ~ MY CRAFTY PLACE

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  7. What a wonderful treat bag/box, love the different ones, thanks for playing our All Occasions Challenge this week at Krafty Chicks.
    Leanne DT/KC

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  8. Bless you! You have such a good heart and those kids are going to be overjoyed with these very special treat boxes! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘October’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop in for a visit!

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  9. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at "https://classicdesignchallenge.blogspot.com/"we really appreciate you joining in.
    greetings DTmember Monique great card

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  10. They are so sweet Mandy and are sure to be much appreciated by your little neighbours. Thank you for joining in at The Cutie Pies too. Keep safe xx

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  11. What a lovely project to make all those treat boxes. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  12. Me again ... you already know how much I love these treat boxes! Fabulous idea! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog! Good Luck in the draw and hope to see you again next challenge!

    Darlene
    ARTSYSTAMPER CHALLENGE
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop by for a visit.

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  13. Hi Mandy just popping back to say-Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams
    Carol DT x

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  14. I loved reading your story behind these milk cartons. How wonderful for the family you give them to. And they are so cute! So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas for our Autumn (also Halloween) challenge at https://die-cut-divas.blogspot.com/2020/10/thoughts-of-autumn-fill-air-from-bugaboo.html

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  15. Oh, how cute are these?! And what a great reason to make them! I'm sure your little friends will be thrilled, and the parents will be happy for the thought behind the little gifts! Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs and LTSCB.

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  16. Awesome projects. I love these as fun treats and a cool gift Thanks for sharing over at Always fun challenge (and Colour Crazy, Crafty Catz, Crafty Sentiments)

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  17. Such a beautfiul project , thanks for joining us at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka

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  18. Love your little Halloween treat boxes and the sentiment behind them, Mandy and I'm sure that the children will love receiving them too! Great milk carton shape, cute images and fab embellishments...
    Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa x

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  19. Great boxes for Halloween treats! I like all the different designs you have come up with too. Looks so cool.
    Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at CRAFTY CATZ. Best of luck! Nick

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  20. Super cute treat boxes!! Thanks for playing along our October challenge at Die Cut Divas.

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  21. Very cute treat boxes!
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments!
    Hope to see you again!
    Hugs from Africa!
    OlgaB

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  22. Perfect for our Challenge!
    So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @AFC

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  23. This is fantastic.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  24. Boxes look so cool, good thing you but your stash in "action", great Halloween project. Thank you for joining SheepSki Designs Autumn and/or Halloween -challenge, hope to see you soon again.

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  25. This looks pretty cool, love the colours and great inspiration.
    Many thanks for entering your gorgeous card into our challenge of "WHAT DOES OCTOBER MEAN TO YOU", at Double D challenges…
    Good luck in the draw and hope to see you here again.

    [aNNie design team member for Double D Challenges
    https://thejourneyisthestarthere.blogspot.com/{My Blog}

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  26. What a brilliant idea, I am sure the kids will love them,
    Thank you for joining us
    Margaret
    CD Sunday plus DT

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  27. Wow - you have been busy. I am sure the kids will love them.
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  28. Beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn, Claire DT x

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  29. Awesome treat boxes! Happy Halloween! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    JoyWilsonInk
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

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  30. Great Treat boxes !! what a fun idea Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Cannot wait to see what you make next!!
    Ciara T Designs
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, DT

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  31. These are brilliant thanks for sharing at passion for promarkers and good luck
    AuntySue

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  32. Ah, such darling treat boxes! I bet the kids loved them!! Thank you so much for joining the Polkadoodles Challenge! :)

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  33. These milk cartons are so precious. What a fun fall project. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog.

    Kathy
    DD DT

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  34. What a lovely idea and I'm sure the children will be delighted to receive them. They are great.

    You've reminded me that I too bought those boards but have yet to use them- yet another 'impulse' buy!

    Thanks for sharing your lovely treat boxes with us.

    Jo
    CD Sunday Plus DT

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  35. Great idea sure to be a hit with the children. Great designs. Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K xx

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  36. Your little milk cartons are so adorable and what a thoughtful thing to do for the little kiddies. The images are so cute and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week and good luck in the prize draw. Hugs, Denise x

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  37. What a lovely idea. I don't get Trick or Treaters where I live either so I don't know if it was quieter this year or not. I like that you personalised each carton. Thank you for entering the Feature A Creature Challenge at Scribbles Designs.

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  38. Such lovely work you have done with all the boxes. Thanks for playing along with us over at PFP last week. We now have a new fun challenge up to play along with.
    Love n hugs
    MArie

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  39. Oh I love them!!! thank for playing with us at Di's Digi challenge this week.
    Nathalie DT

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  40. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 22 at Gem of a Challenge!

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  41. This is such a great idea and I am sure it brought a lot of joy to the children!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Halloween Colors challenge.

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