Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and it’s almost here! I have collected most of the pieces for my costume but it still needs to be put together. If you have any good face paint recommendations, please leave a comment on this post! Besides the costumes, trick-or- treating is the other fun part of Halloween and in this DIY, I’ll share how to make really simple treat boxes. The boxes are based on the triangular origami box formats. The dripping blood details on them make handing out Halloween candy a lot more fun!
Here’s what you will need:
- Paper (Square Shaped – 3 per box)
- Candle (Red Colored)
I used regular printing paper and the biggest box was made out of a 15×15 cm piece.
Step 1: Take one of the square pieces of paper and fold it on the diagonal axis.
Step 2: Fold the right and left corners towards the bottom corner and unfold after creating a crease.
Step 3: Fold the bottom corner up so the bottom tip reaches the middle of the top edge. Unfold after creating a crease. The creases now divide each piece into A, B, C sections.
Step 4: Repeat Steps 1, 2 and 3 on two other square pieces of paper of the same size since we need three pieces per box.
Step 5: To assemble the box, insert section A (both layers) of second piece between the two layers of section B of the first piece, section A of the third piece into section B of the second, and then section B of the third into section A of the first.
Step 6: The three section Cs make the base of the box. It is not very strong and sturdy. So add some tape at the outer bottom to secure the layers together.
Step 7: Light one of the red candles, place your boxes on a magazine or newspaper and let the melted wax from the candle drip on the outer walls of the box. Drip slowly and start at the top edge of the walls to make it appear like dripping blood. For all three boxes, I ended up using only 4 candles.
Let the wax dry and your Halloween treat boxes are ready to be used! Try making them in different color paper or use multiple colors for a single box.