Wednesday 10 October 2012

Pumpkin Treat Box Garland - Tutorial & Free Templates

Thought these would make a fun Halloween garland.
Pop a few treats in the pumpkins and tie them between some leaves.
There are free templates at the end of my post. 
Pumpkin Treat Boxes:
1) Print the pumpkin templates onto orange card
and cut them out. (I cut seven).
2) It's best to cut the slots using a craft knife & steel rule.
3) Ink the edges to add depth - I used Distress inks
'rusty hinge' and 'brushed corduroy'
4) Score the box base.
5) Fold the two top flaps forward.
6) Use a round pen to curl the box sides.
7) Fold up along the score lines.
Here's where you would pop a few treats into the box.
8) To close the box - feed the top flaps
through the box side slots.
9) It will now look like this.
10) Punch a hole through the top flaps.
I highlighted the features with a touch of black glitter.
Thread ribbon through the punched hole.
I used 5mm wide (1/4inch) black satin ribbon.
Here's the 'motley bunch'
ready to be tied onto the garland.
Pumpkin Leaves;
12) Print the leaves onto green card. Cut out
and score some veins as shown above.
13) Ink across the surface to highlight your scored lines
I used 'crushed olive'
14) Ink the edges in a darker colour
I used 'forest moss'
15) Make two holes about 10mm (1/2inch) apart.
16) - 17) Thread the large leaves onto a
length of string.
I threaded 16 large leaves onto about 2meters
( just over 2yards) of jute garden twine.
It all depends on how long you want your garland to be.
18) Pop a small amount of glue above the perforated holes.
19) Attach a smaller leaf to hide them.
note: You can wrap a small amount of tape tightly
 round the ends of your string to make threading easier. 
I decided the leaves were not Autumnal enough
so inked over again using 'barn door' & 'spiced marmalade'.
Probably should have worn gloves!
Tie on the pumpkins!
I spaced them one pumpkin, two leaves, one pumpkin - to the end.
There are two pumpkin templates:
Template one has a face on the front & back of the box,
template two the faces are on the sides.
I alternated them along the length of the garland
so faces were visible front and side view.
(Hope that makes sense)!
Free Downloadable Templates:
Click on the image ,
right click & save to your computer.
Pumpkin Treat Box One
Pumpkin Treat Box Two
Large Pumpkin Leaves
Small Pumpkin Leaves
Here it is
I love Halloween!
Thanks for popping by


  1. Wow, you are so so clever. I love popping in to see what you've been up to there is so much inspiration to be had, thank you. Thank you for making the templates available and your downloads. Can't wait to see what you do next!. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

  2. Brilliant. Thank you for sharing. Claire x

  3. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBB Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 1 post on Oct. 11, 2012. Thanks again.

  4. You are simply amazing! Love these adorable pumpkins on a garland and the leaves are the perfect accent! Thanks for the free templates - sooo cute :)

  5. These are fab,thankyou so much for your tutorials and your time to do them.You are a generous lady.I really hope i get time to do them,time always seems to slip me by!!!!!
    Have a great weekend.

  6. Seriously, you are one of the most talented paper crafters on earth. I just sit and look at your creations endlessly looking at all the detail and the inordinate amount of creativity that you put into these projects. Simply amazing! Thanks too for your lovely comment on my blog. It was so appreciated. . .you'll never know how much. Best, Curt

  7. Just discovered your blogs today and have spent the day marvelling at your creativity and generosity. I've made 4 of your little pumpkin treat boxes already and am planning to play with many more of your ideas. Thank you so much for sharing of your talents! Hugs & thanks, Kathy

  8. Thank you so much for the tutorial - absolutely wonderful and thank you for sharing as well. I can't wait to make these with my son for next week. Have now made you a favourite so I can see what other wonderful treats you have in store Kate xx


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