For the second of my three part series of Halloween Treats I give you a Chocolate Pumpkin/Eyeball Box. These little boxes will hold 5 Chocolate Balls – I bought Pumpkins and Eyeballs from Sainsburys. This box is adapted from a design originally by Sam Donald at http://www.pootles.co.uk
You will need:-
A4 card (you can get 3 boxes from each sheet)
Scraps of Patterned Paper (I used The Stampin’ UP! Witches Brew collection which at the time of writing is still available in the Clearance Rack)
Scoreboard (or Scoring Blade for your trimmer)
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
1) Cut your card to measure 6 1/2″ x 4″.
2) Butting the long side of the card to the top of your Scoreboard, score at 1″, 3″, 4″ and 6″. Turn the card round so the short side is at the top and score at 1″ and 3″.
3) Using your scissors, cut up either side of each score line as shown below to make notches. Trim the little notch away. Note that you do not need to cut up the sides of the small rectangles on the left.
4) Using your trimmer, butt the edge with the thin scored section to the top, and carefully remove 1/2″ from each side of the top square as shown below.
5) Notch out little triangles at the corners of each of the 1/2″ strips as shown below. This will for the box lid. Fold all your score lines, burnishing them with the bone folder to give a crisp fold.
6) Taking your patterned paper, cut out four pieces measuring 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ and one piece measuring 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″. Turn your card over so that the score lines are raised and attach your paper as shown below using liquid glue to allow a little wiggle room.
7) Using liquid glue, stick the small squares on the box base to the inside of its neighbouring rectangle, repeating for all four corners.
8) Finally, fill your box with your five chocolates and carefully close the lid with the tabs inside the box.