Bone Apetit Alternates

The special Halloween themed Paper Pumpkin came in a super cute Gorgeous Grape box. I ripped, okay carefully opened, it as soon as I got it. The kit makes twenty treat boxes in two styles. Most of my kit was used up creating them exactly as designed. But I know not everyone celebrates this spooky holiday and some people don’t get trick-or-treaters. Don’t despair, I have two simple alternatives for this month’s kit.

A Birthday Card

Starting with a base of Basic Black, I layered a 2-1/2″ strip of Black Foil paper. On top of that, I added a 2″ strip of Kraft paper, but Crumb Cake or Soft Suede would work if you don’t have any Kraft.

Next, I opened up one of the striped treat boxes and cut three of the sides, trimming them to 1-1/2″ squares. I layered them on with the black Dimensionals from the kit. The sentiment banner is also from the kit, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. The stamp is retired. Any small stamp would work or swap out a larger banner.

A Christmas Treat

It’s pretty easy to take the treat boxes apart by separating the single flap and then resealing it with strong adhesive, either tear and tape or liquid glue. The edge doesn’t look as nice, however. To overcome this little challenge, I cut an 8″ strip of leftover Christmas DSP 2″ wide and scored it every two inches.

Then, I glued it around the box. I stamped a sentiment on one of the little tombstone shaped tags from the kit. Added some pearls and a ribbon and now I have a super easy table favor or stocking stuffer ready to fill and use for the holidays. This would also be a great idea for your Thanksgiving table settings, just use a different themed paper and a thankful sentiment.

Even if a particular Paper Pumpkin doesn’t resonate with you, there are always great ways to use the quality materials inside. Let me know what you did with yours.

Were you inspired?