Sunday, October 23, 2022

Slider Lock Halloween Treat Box

This will be my grandson's first Halloween (he was born in July), and I'm so excited to see him in his sweet pea costume! It will be so fun to have a trick-or-treater this year. We live in a very rural area and haven't had any trick-or-treaters since we built our house in 2015. We used to live in a big subdivision with literally hundreds of trick-or-treaters, so it was a big change for us!

The idea for this treat box came from Sabine Harris in the Silhouette Card Making & Paper Crafts FB group I'm part of. She created the cut file for this adorable box, and I just resized it a bit and chose some fun Halloween papers to use. I did a print and cut of a spider and chose a couple different fonts as well as changing the orientation on the box for the second version. I like the dangly spider on the card on the left but prefer the font I used on the card on the right. Both will be filled with Hershey's nugget candies for my son and daughter-in-law as Sawyer is at the perfect age to bring in the candy for them and not compete with them for it😄!

Side view: 

With the top up (see the Hershey's nuggets inside? 12 of them fit perfectly!

With the slider pulled down so the box can be opened:

Here's the same design but a different orientation. The spider is dangling from purple twine:

Here's the box open (this one is empty for the photo):

Challenges I'm entering: 

Challenge – Dare 2B Artzy Blog: Favorite Color (I hope it's ok that mine is a mix of fall and Halloween colors: orange, black, purple, and green look so fun together for Halloween!) (2/3; ends at the end of the month)

613 Avenue Create ( ATG (4/8; ends at the end of the month)

Gem of A Craft Challenge ( ATG (1/3; ends on November 5)

Polkadoodles Cardmaking, Craft & Scrapbooking Challenge: ATG (1/2; ends Nov 1)

Paper a la mode challenge ( Autumn/Fall Leaves (I think Halloween projects count for Autumn, but please disregard my project if that isn't accurate) (1/3; ends October 29)

Crash your Stash challenge ( Twine or floss -- one of the boxes has a spider dangling from purple twine (1/3; ends November 14)

Festive Friday Challenge ( Christmas or ATG (2/3; ends 10/27)

Monday Greetings Challenge ( Halloween greetings (1/3; ends 10/23)

Twisted Thursday Challenge ( ATG with twist of distressed (unlimited entries; ends 11/2)

Outlawz Challenges: Monthly linky

Double Trouble Paper Crafting ( Use circles (the slider lock has circles, and the design paper also has lots of circles on it) I've followed Thing 3's optional twist of creating a Halloween project Halloween (ends 10/24)

Digi Choosday Cardmaking & Crafting Challenge: ATG (1/2; ends 10/25)

Double D Challenges ( Orange and Black (1/3; ends October 30)

The Paper Shelter: Halloween Spooky (I hope my spiders qualify😃)

Word Art Wednesday: ATG (ends October 25)

Art Impressions Blog: Let's Hear it for the Boys #338 Week 2 ( Let's Hear it for the Boys (My box is designed for my favorite little boy!)

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: Halloween/Fall + a sentiment

Crafty Catz ( ATG with optional add ribbon or twine

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog: ATG  (ends Nov. 4)

Challenge | Your Next Stamp: Treats (ends Oct. 28)

Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge: ATG Halloween (love the bat on your mood board! Spooky!)

This is Halloween ( Halloween or gothic

The Paper Funday Challenges: ATG with option of candy

Dragonfly Dreams ( Autumn/Halloween

The Corrosive Challenge Blog!! ( ATG (4/4; ends Nov. 5)


  1. OMG what an ingenious box and so beautifully decorated! Have a fabulous and fun Halloween with your Grandson.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz challenge we do hope you will join us again.
    Have a lovely rest of the week

  2. How clever! I don’t think I ever saw a box like this! It’s perfect for Halloween treats! Thanks for joining us at at Twisted Thursday at The Outlawz!

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  4. Oh this is so fun! I haven't seen a box closure like this before. Thank-you for joining us at The Paper Shelter for our HALLOWEEN/HALLOWEEN COLOURS CHALLENGE and good luck with your entry.
    DT Nicola (Amethyst Lily Designs )

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  5. Love the candy boxes and the slider to open them, and of course who wouldn't love the nuggets inside. Adorable and fun treat boxes. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  6. Carrie, such adorable candy boxes for Sawyer's first Halloween! Love the papers you chose and that cfute little spider!! Thanks for the tip about Sabine's FB group, too. We at Double Trouble love to see creativity like yours that includes not only the challenge Twister Sister comes up with, and Trouble Maker's theme, too!!! -Donna

  7. Beautiful! Thanks for playing in The Outlawz Crash your Stash Challenge!

  8. What a cute idea, Carrie! I'm not in a rural area, but we live on a street that the trick-or-treaters have never found yet. The most we've ever gotten is 6! So we usually abandon ship and go to our son's house to see the grandkids' costumes and spend the evening there. I hope your son and daughter-in-law will save this wonderful keepsake for Sawyer. Thank you for sharing it with us at Two Old Bats! Xoxo, Fran/DT

  9. Your creation is so beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at the Outlaws Twisted Thursday Challenge Blog.
    Big hugs Ilonka DT

  10. Creative and clever!! Thank you for joining our challenges at Two Old Bats and Double D!
    Diane DD and TOB Co-owner
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Two Old Bats}

  11. What great fun, Carrie, and so clever! Thank you for playing along at Double Trouble #123.

  12. What a clever idea and a great project.

    Thanks for joining us at the Paper Funday Challenge.

    Helen x

  13. Lovely creation! Thank you for joining us at Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenges.