During this time of year, it always seems like were buying small gifts for everybody. Whether its friends, family, co-workers or teachers, there always someone on our list to buy for. With this thought in mind (and Halloween being right around the corner), I thought it would be fun to create small candy holders which could be given as gifts!
Now these candy holders are a perfect gift to give because the recipient is sort-of getting two gifts in one. The first gift is obviously the candy, but the second gift is the wooden holder which can be used year after year. The way the holder came out after painting and decorating, it kind-of looks like something you bought from the store. In this case, I think most people would keep the holder (after eating the candy) and use it for future decoration or for future candy holding.
The holder that I used to make this project was a wooden favor box by Darice. The reason why I liked this particular box was because it was ''big'' enough to hold a bunch of candy but still small enough to fit on someone's desk. Also, since I was going with a Halloween theme, I liked how the box was sort-of shaped like a treat bag.
Now if you don't care for this style of box, you could always use a different shape box and get the same effect. For example, this box would also be a good option for this project.
When making these treat holders, the one step which I think pulled everything together was the ''distressing'' step. I decided to distress the boxes because I wanted them to have a more aged look since I was using vintage looking paper. By distressing my boxes it made the paper look ''flush'' with the wood (like it had been put on their professionally) and gave all the boxes a more vintage look.
Also (just as a side note) in the tutorial I use paint and a paper towel to distress my boxes. However, you can use your Tim Holtz Distress Ink products or something similar and get the same effect.
To find out how to make your own Halloween Treat Holders, just check out the full tutorial below!