Curvy Keepsake Gift Box — Free Printable

    These gift boxes seemed to have been popular a couple of years ago.

    It may be time to bring them back!CurvyBox-Pumpkins

    I do seem to get excited about things after their time has passed. I can’t believe that they’re not still popular. They are definitely cute.They are appropriate to decorate for all seasons and all holidays and special events.

    Perhaps you can say that about all gift boxes.

    I just know that these are a shape that seems to capture one’s imagination with all kinds of critters and holiday icons. They’ve been made into pumpkins and apples, turkeys and mummies, Santa’s and elves . . . even those ninja turtles and minions . . . and just about everything else.

    What’s truly great about these gift boxes is that they go together without any glue. You just need to use a bone folder to curl the sides to help them along a bit and the end pieces fit together. They do hold together quite well and there’s plenty of surface space to decorate and add embellishments. And there’s plenty of room inside for some tasty treats.

    Click the picture of the pumpkins and you’ll be taken to the PDF template to download and print out on your personal computer.

    CurvyBoxCowI do like the giraffe . . . You can get as creative as you like with these. They are the perfect shape for a special gift by just using designer paper and adding a tag or a ribbon.

    You can deck them out in the colors of your favorite football team or basketball team or baseball team or . . . and then there are all the great cartoon characters and super heroes . . . and the list can go on and on and on.

    I’m sure there are some animals or food or characters you’d like to put on your curvy gift box. I’m wondering how it would work with a haunted house for Halloween . . . or a graveyard . . .

    Maybe you could do something Steam Punk or Pokemon Go . . . That should definitely be a hit with the kids . . . young adults . . . and even older adults. It’s amazing how some things have taken off . . .

    Well . . . I think you have plenty of ideas now . . . probably without my help . . .

    Be sure to click on one of the pictures and you’ll be taken to the PDF template to download and print it out. I think once you get started you’ll want to do more. And when the kids see them . . . they’ll want to make them, too.

    Have fun!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Sharon

    In Between Holidays

    What is one to do when we’re in between holidays?

    Prepare for the next one . . . or look ahead . . . or combine two classics . . .HalloweenGingerbreadHouse1

    Yes, think Halloween . . . and Christmas . . . Two holidays when people do go a bit crazy with decorating.

    I have just the thing for you to try making now . . . so when it’s time to impress your family and friends, you’ll be able to make an impressive Gingerbread Halloween House.

    Click the image on the right and you’ll be taken to the free template.

    I was thinking of using this concept for a mini-album or a card . . . just discovering ways of making things from one medium to another. Free templates are always great to get you started creating your own designs. We always can use a starting point for making something different and special.

    And this is a good time to try making something for another holiday. It seems we never have time to finish things . . . Probably because we’re inspired by other new ideas . . .

    That’s the thing with inspiration . . . we never know where it will take us. But it is a wonderful ride . . . or journey . . .

    It’s good to relax and think things through without pressure. You can adapt this to fit several different holidays . . . using food or paper products. You can make it spring or summer . . . it doesn’t have to be Halloween . . . The template provides the bare necessities . . . you provide the theme.

    This is something to explore when you’re not busy doing other things . . . or planning other celebrations.

    Have fun!

    Sharon

    Halloween Party Favor Treat Cone With Free Templates

    Halloween is an excellent time to have Party Favors for your guests. I consider Trick-or-Treaters guests, too. Without them scurrying up and down the street, Halloween wouldn’t be worth celebrating. I enjoy the variety of costumes and the enthusiasm these youngsters bring to make the night exciting for those of us who are home handing out the candy.

    These Halloween Treat Cones are easy to make, fun to decorate and I do enjoy looking for just the right candies to put inside. The Free Template has the pattern printed on it and there’s another Free Template that gives a Halloween sentiment.

    I suggest you make a couple dozen of these to be the highlight of this Neighborhood Halloween Celebration.

     

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    Image Compliments of http://www.hgtv.com

    Here are the free templates:  Halloween Striped Treat Cone and Halloween Party Circles

    Now, what do you do?

    You’re going to need a few things:

    • white card stock for the templates (also a color printer)
    • scissors
    • hole punch
    • curly ribbon in black and orange and regular black or orange ribbon
    • double sided tape
    • tissue paper
    • Halloween candy and small Halloween related items

    Now, what?

    1. Print out the free templates on white card stock
    2. I would print out a dozen or so of the cone template and one or two of the party circles. There may be some expressions you like better than others to put on your party favors treat cones.
    3. Cut out the cone around the edges. Form it in a cone shape and secure it in place with the double sided tape.
    4. On both sides of the cone, punch a hole for the ribbon handle on top and embellishments on the sides. I like using curly ribbon to make them look festive and even to have loose ones to top off the top of the cone.
    5. I have a 2 1/4″ circle paper punch to cut out the party circles, but you can use a compass or jar lid that will give you the size circle you like. Or you can keep it a square for a different look. Once it’s cut out, put it on the front of your cone with double sided tape.
    6. Fill the cone with tissue paper — I like to tuck it in the pointy part of the cone to keep things from falling out. I also like to have some tissue paper peeking out to add color and to leave room for step 7.
    7. Fill it up with Halloween candy and Halloween related items you picked up along with the candy.

    There you have it! Once you’ve done your first dozen, you may decide you need another for friends, neighbors and unexpected guests.

    I Love Candy Box Free Templates Especially For Halloween

    Candy Box Templates are great to have all year round to fill with all kinds of goodies for your family and friends. They’re great for Halloween Parties as party favors or for children to give their teachers and friends. They are even good to take to a party and give to your host and hostess. I like surprising my neighbors with a fun filled box of treats. This Halloween Candy Box compliments of http://www.spoonful.com is no exception. It’s perfect for you to print out on cardstock, fold and fill with goodies.

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    Click Here to Download your Halloween Candy Box.

    This is one of those Free Templates I recommend you print out several extras. Someone will always pop up  and it would be nice to give them a bit of a surprise. And the kids will always think of one or two extra people to give these to, too.

    I think they’d work great in the office. Adults like Halloween treats, too.