Embracing a Healthy Family: Martha Stewart Coffin Treat Boxes CUTE!

Martha Stewart Coffin Treat Boxes CUTE!



I love this craft from Martha Stewart for unique coffin treat boxes.


Surprise your guests with an inventive coffin treat box, a wonderfully ghoulish party favor everyone will want to take home.


Tools and Materials:
  • Decorative paper
  • Black cardstock
  • Large glue stick
  • Printer
  • Plain printer paper
  • Stapler
  • Bone folder
  • Ruler
  • Craft knife or scissors
  • Paperclips
  • Candy
  • Halloween stickers
  • Rough twine
  • Coffin box top and bottom templates
  • Full-sheet double-sided adhesive (optional)
Coffin Treat Box How-To:
  1. Fully adhere decorative paper to black cardstock with a large glue stick or full-sheet double-sided adhesive.
  2. Print top and bottom coffin templates on regular 8 1/2-by-11-inch paper. Place one template on each sheet of lined cardstock and staple around the template to hold in place. Do not staple inside the lines of the template, as this will create holes in your finished box.
  3. Using a bone folder and ruler, score on the dotted lines of each template, pressing through to the paper and cardstock underneath.
  4. Using a craft knife or scissors, cut on solid lines of templates, working from the inside out.
  5. Fold sides and tabs of both top and bottom where scored. Using a glue stick, glue tabs to inside of box bottom and lid as shown in the template. Clamp with paperclips to secure until dry.
  6. Fill bottom of box with candy. Add stickers to top of lid and place lid on top of box. Wrap a 1-yard piece of rough twine around the coffin a few times, and tie to secure.
Resources:

The decorative paper used on today's show is available as part of a kit on QVC.com. Twine is available at hardware or craft stores. All other materials, including a variety of alternative decorative paper, and tools are from Martha Stewart Crafts.

For more great ideas, go to http://www.marthastewart.com/article/coffin-treat-box?xsc=eml_crd_2009_10_14

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Aileen said...

Ok, this time I think Martha Stewart has gone too far. Coffin treat boxes!?

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polly said...

i think this is a cute idea and seems pretty easy to make...mine won't look like martha's i'm sure!