Halloween Tissue Box Cover

This Tissue Box Cover will add to any Halloween decor.  It fits over any standard size cube tissue box.  Make it for your holiday and then change the cover for the season.  The Winter Long Tissue Cover is here.  

I have done all the measuring to make this box the perfect size to fit.  All you have to do it cut it out and assemble it.  It used up quite a bit of my scrapbox.

What you will need
Paper Selection

The grey makes a nice neutral background for all the embellishments and it looks like the night sky.  It needs to be a fairly heavy paper. I used 100 lb weight but 65 lb might do it.  The embellishments can be cut from anything in your scrap box.  I tried to make the color selections on the pumpkins so that nothing overlaps the same color.

 

Cutting the Halloween Tissue Box

The decorations on the top and the bottom border are very intricate cuts.  You may need a pokey tool to push out the little flaps of paper.  They are very delicate so be careful pulling them off the mat.

I combined all the little pieces on one mat.  To see how to do that watch my video.

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A Note about Glue

I used Art Glitter Glue with the metal tip to glue the box together.  Note: For those of you in the cold of the North, Art Glitter Glue does not ship to the cold states in the winter, so make sure you have enough on hand to last the winter.  Order Art Glitter Glue here.

Assembling the Halloween Tissue Box

First, re crease all the folds.  Then separate all the embellishment pieces for each side so that you can keep them straight.  You want to assemble all the embellishments before you try to glue the pieces on the box.  The pumpkins are particularly tricky.  Liquid glue works best here because they are awfully small parts.  

Assemble each side before you try to attach them together.  Look at the pictures above to see how each side goes together.  Make sure all the tabs on the side pieces are facing the same way.  I had one upside down when I first made one of these boxes and the sides didn’t fit together right. 

 Next glue all the sides to the top in a cross shape with the pieces upside down and the top of the box on top.  I tried to assemble it one side at a time and it gets rather tricky.  Here is a picture from one of my other boxes to show what I mean:

Make sure the glue is dry before you fold the sides down.  Fold the sides down one at a time and glue each side to the next one at a time until you have a cube.  

And your Halloween Tissue box cover is done.  Enjoy!

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Halloween Coloring Treats Instead of Candy

I love these Halloween Coloring Treats.  Being a diabetic I don’t really like to hand out candy at Halloween.  And they are so easy to make as many as you need. There is a skull, a vampire, a ghost and a witch.  Kids will love them!  And parents will appreciate that they are not candy.

These prizes can be made for Halloween Coloring Treats or put in grab bags at your Halloween party.  And they are really cheap to make, too.  Four of them fit on one 8.5 X 11 piece of paper.  Your kids can even help assemble them.  They are that easy.

What you will need
Paper Selection

The background color really doesn’t matter as long as the pen will show up.  That said I prefer white paper.  Ireally wouldn’t use a patterned paper.  The paper does have to be fairly heavy, at least 100 lb.

Cutting

The Cricut does all the writing and drawing.  To make clear lines a medium or thick sharpie works best.  As I said four of these Halloween coloring treats fit on one 8.5 X 11 sheet of paper.

Assembly

First fold up the tabs.  Then insert the crayons through both holes.  

And your Halloween coloring treats are done.  See I told you it was simple!!!  Your kids can even help.

As a diabetic and parent I appreciate that candy is not the greatest treat and these are a fun substitute.

All Four Halloween Coloring Treats
All Four Halloween Coloring Treats

Make Your Own Halloween Masks

You can make your own Halloween Masks and they are beautiful!  Cordelia modeled them and those pictures are at the end. Or you can hang them on the wall as decorations.  They are that beautiful!

The colors can be changed to go with any costume or theme.  Wear them for Mardi Gras too.  I didn’t attach a stick or cord but I will tell you how to do that too.

What you will need
        • Cardstock for the base masks (black)
        • various scraps of glitter cardstock
        • Sharpie and a gel pen
        • glue
        • Download Files
Paper Selection

I love the versatility of these masks and that you can make your own Halloween masks.  And using glitter paper gives them lots of bling.  You can change the colors to whatever you want.  Match your costume or theme.  I made all the base masks black but you could change that.  I think metallic paper would look great too but test your pen on it first..

If you are going to attach a stick use at least 100 lb paper for the base.  If you are going to attach a string to hold the mask on, it needs to be a little more flexible, so 65 lb or lighter is needed.  The design on the green mask was done with a metallic gel pen.  Match the color to the plume color.

Cutting

These masks are easy to cut.  Be careful pulling the pink flowers off the mat.  They tear easily.

You can combine mats if you want.  To see how watch my video.

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Assembly

Separate all the embellishment pieces for each mask so that you can keep them straight.  First glue the plumes together.  Next assemble the masks.  The flower embellishments fit tightly on the mask but if they hang over a little it is OK.  Liquid glue works best here because they are awfully small parts.

If you want to attach a stick., use a glue gun so that it stays on.  

To attach a string or ribbon to wear it punch a small hole on each side and run the string through them. To use an elastic cord you need one piece and knot the ends. (This would take a very small hole)

To use a ribbon cut it in two pieces and make it long enough to tie in the back.  The ribbon can be threaded through holes and knotted but I would just glue it to the back of the mask with a glue gun.  No holes are necessary if you glue it.

Here is Cordelia modeling the masks.  They are made for adults.  To make them for children, size the base mask on the face, and then shrink the whole design to fit.  It is so great that you can make your own Halloween mask.