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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

46 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!

  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!

  3. 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 ^_^

  4. 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 ^_^

  5. hi,
    I want to print this, but I don’t know where should I click in order to get the ghost treat box template?



  6. 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.

  7. Thanks so much for the printable. I think my Girl Scout Troops are going to LOVE these! 🙂

  8. 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!


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

  11. 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….

  12. Just wanted to see these are amazing! We used them with our students last week for a halloween themed lesson, they loved it and we blogged about it and linked back to you here if you wanna have a look at their creations 🙂


  14. 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. 🙂

  15. 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

  16. I would love to….just not sure I have time. If I do find some I’ll try and squeeze it in. Thanks Elin ^_^

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

  18. thank you very much for the template.
    i made one with tracing paper, for a more ghost-like look 🙂

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

  20. I just made these! They’re so cute – my friends loved it so much! Thanks for sharing! 😀

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