Ghost treat boxes

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I saw these ghost milk bottles and thought they were very cute and easy…however I couldn’t get hold of little milk bottles so made some milk cartons instead which I’m going to stuff with Halloween goodies for the kids (& my hubby!).

Ghost treat boxes by minieco

There are seven simple designs in all (including a few pac-man inspired ones) so you can print out your favourite one/s.

Ghost treat boxes by minieco

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You will need:

// White paper or thin card
// Glue stick or double sided tape
// Scissors
// Something to score your paper with. I use a needle and metal ruler.
// Treats to fill your box with

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1. Print out one of the following templates then cut, score and fold along all the lines (see the ‘cutting/scoring plan’ below for more details).
Design 1, Design 2, Design 3, Design 4, Design 5, Design 6, Design 7

2. Cut and score along all the lines (see the ‘cutting/scoring plan’ below for more details).

3. Fold into box shape and secure tabs with a gluestick or sticky tape.

4. Carefully press the sides of the carton in to create the tetra-pak style top.

5. Fill your boxes with treats, confetti and even a spooky joke!

6. Tape the top closed. I used washi tape but you can use a paper-clip, split pin or anything that comes to hand.

Ghost treat boxes by minieco

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– Cut along solid lines
– Score and fold along dotted lines

Ghost treat boxes by minieco

Hope you all have a fab weekend ^_^

Ghost treat boxes by minieco

57 thoughts on “Ghost treat boxes

  1. That’s so cute!! Even though we don’t have a big halloween tradition here in Brazil, thinking about making some of those just for the heck of it! Thank you!

    1. Hi Joyce…I think Halloween isn’t as big in the UK as it is in America…although in the last 5 -10 years it has become much more popular.

      Thanks for stopping by. *Waves* to Brazil ^_^

  2. I showed these to my daughter and she wants me to make them for her halloween party! They are very cute. Can you give me any tips on paper scoring with a needle and ruler? thanks!

    1. Hi Heather,

      It’s best to use a cutting mat. Lay the paper on top. Use a steel ruler as a guide and simply run the point of the needle along the paper (applying a small amount of pressure). Compass points work well too.

      After trying many methods I do think this is the most accurate way of scoring paper and you get a nice sharp fold).

      Good luck ^_^

    1. Hi Gaby,

      Look in the step-by-step instructions above. It’s the yellow links in step one. Click on the link and it will open up a pdf in a new window or tab.

  3. Ohmigosh these are so CUTE!! There are so many possibilities with your basic template- all different sizes, different colors for different holidays… I love it!! Thanks for the template and the inspiration!


  5. Hello, I know very few speak English while at the time I use the translation. Thank you for all that share you we offer! I love, I work with children and am also creative for them! The colors are splendid. A very fast I want to drop blow on your site links;-) Thank you

  6. Cute idea but your instruction photos are not nearly clear enough. Printed out design #1 and couldn’t do it.

    1. Veronica, if you need a hand, let me know what you are having problems with. Maybe I can help. Did you use the cutting/scoring plan above….


  8. Arrrghhh, One of my templates had a full line where there should have been a dotted one, and I cut a tab off :(

    Otherwise I love it!!

  9. My son has his birthday in October and these will be lovely to fill with goodies and hand out at daycare. Thank you s much for this awesome idea! :-)

  10. Do you have a blank template of the carton so that I may use it to put mine craft characters on them? Would this be ok with you if I did this for both of my boys School Halloween parties? I will blog and link back to you.

  11. Your projects are wonderful–this is just such an incredible site! I wonder if you would mind sharing the name of the program you use to produce your templates? I am a toy designer, looking to make the transition from hand drawn patterns, to digitized ones. Thank you so much. :-)

  12. These are SO adorable! Could make some new templates for Christmas with Rudolph instead of a ghost? They would go down so well!
    PS: loving everything on here and your book is on my christmas wishlist! Also are you from the Uk or US?
    Thanks Kate!
    Elin x

      1. Aah, maybe for next year? Have made your gorgeous mountain tetrahedrons and also your raindrop cubes to hang around the house – they look fab

  13. Amazing! I love it! So bad that in Mexico we didn´t celebrate halloween ):
    but it still being adorable! :3

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