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


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  1. Oh man! I think I am not closing this post for another hour, I will just stair at it’s beauty!

  2. Joyce M #

    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!

    • Kate #

      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 ^_^

  3. Ahhhh, these are so amazing! You are a craft genius, thank you so much for sharing!

  4. Awww, cuteness! I love the sweet little faces. Thanks making and sharing these!

  5. Mimouna #

    c’est vraiment superbe! Merci

  6. 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!

    • Kate #

      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 ^_^

  7. Anna #

    Your designs are always so stylist, minimalist and classy. I love them.

    • Kate #

      Ahh…thanks Anna.

  8. These are the cutest treat boxes ever!

  9. What size paper works best? I love these!

    • Kate #

      Hi Heather,

      Print out onto A4 (standard printer paper size) :)

  10. gaby #

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



    • Kate #

      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.

  11. gaby #

    but I want the actual size of the box

    • Kate #

      the base is 6cm x 6cm

  12. This is one of the cutest Halloween craft projects I have ever seen!! LOVE your blog :) So creative.

  13. Gosh they’re so cute! Great printable : )

  14. TroopLeaderAngie #

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

  15. 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!

  16. So cute & clever!

  17. Natalia #


  18. Jetta #

    I luv it!!!!

  19. Brindefolies #

    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

  20. Wonderful! minimalist and stylish. Great job!

  21. They are too cute.

  22. Veronica Sheppard #

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

    • Kate #

      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….

  23. So Kawaii! Love your style.

  24. Thank you for sharing this lovely project!!!
    I’ll prepare two for my boys right now!!!
    happy weekend, xxx Alessandra

  25. 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 :)

    • Kate #

      Yay…they look so cute….love the bat wings ^_^

  26. lemondedis #

    adorables !… je les aime vraiment beaucoup… merci pour le partage…

  27. paper worm #


  28. Lorna #

    Hello! Thank you so much for this – and your other tutorials, they’re fantastic!

  29. Amie #

    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!!

  30. These treat boxes are really nice and so cute. Thanks for the description and the cutting plan!

  31. I love the topic and the idea is silly + funny. It’s great – I think crafts are good for being light-hearted and relieves stress !

  32. swedish mom #

    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! :-)

  33. 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.

  34. Shirley #

    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. :-)

    • Kate #

      Hi Shirley…I used adobe illustrator :)

  35. Hi!
    I just found your amazing web site and had to share it on my blog.

    I hope you dont mind.


    • Kate #

      Many thanks Anna ^_^

  36. Elin Cain #

    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

    • Kate #

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

      • Elin Cain #

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

        • Kate #

          Yay – glad it went well Elin ^_^

  37. Nanda #

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

  38. Erika Salgado #

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

  39. Hey Kate.
    You make lovely stuff. I used the ghost treat box template to make favor bags for my kid’s birthday and added a twist.
    Tell me what you think..
    Keep up the good work

  40. Cutiepie1930 #

    oh god… love dat joke :)

  41. Ploydee #

    I just made these! They’re so cute – my friends loved it so much! Thanks for sharing! :D

  42. Adorable!!! Just wanted to let you know that I included this in my roundup of cute ghost ideas and products. Thanks!!

  43. Michiko #

    SO CUTE!!! Thank you for sharing! Love it.

  44. Lara #

    So cute! I love this website! It’s all amazing.

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