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Monday, September 23, 2013

Jin's Halloween (Popcorn) Treat Boxes

Fall is here and Halloween is but a few weeks away. Lettering Delights has the tendency to release their seasonal products a little bit late but not this time. Have you seen their new Zander Plays collection? At first sight, it looks just like another girly set but click HERE and take a closer look. See the images of the little girl (Zander) in different costumes? What's more Halloween than that? :)

With Halloween comes the trick or treaters and thanks to Zander Plays, I'm getting a head start with my treats this year. For today's project, I made some Halloween treat boxes out of.......LD's Popcorn Box! Boy, are they ever so fun to make!

Want to know how to transform a popcorn box into a treat box fit for the little one? Just follow these few simple steps:

1. Using Silhouette Studio Designer Edition, import the LD Popcorn Box SVG onto the virtual mat. Right-click and Ungroup to separate the layers.

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2. Selecting only the top (red) layer, right-click and Release Compound Path.

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3. At this point, it may be a good idea to change the Line Color from transparent to a color that contrasts with red so that the cutting lines are visible. In the screenshot below, you'll notice that I chose to have the cutting lines show up in grey.

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4. In order to remove the internal cutting lines, first right-click and Ungroup the lines from the red layer.

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5. Holding down the SHIFT key, click on a corner of the red layer to unselect it. Now you should see that only the internal cutting lines are selected. Just hit the Delete key on your keyboard to delete those lines away.

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At this point the popcorn box template should look like this:

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6. You can now replace the red color by a different color or a patterned paper. I used a patterned paper from LD's Boo-ligans paper pack.

The popcorn box is made up of 3 layers: one for the score lines, one for the pattern, and one for the base. As the base layer is filled with a light color, I set the Fill Color to transparent to conserve my printer ink. I also set the cut lines of that base layer to red so that I can see that layer.

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7. Don't forget to use the Cut Style to turn off the cutting line for the patterned layer as you only need the base to be cut out.

8. Lastly, group the layers so that they move together. Just select them, right-click and Group.

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To decorate the boxes, I also print-and-cut several other elements from the Zander Plays sets. Here are their measurements:

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I rotated and reduced the size of the box to fit in the printable and cuttable area of a letter-size page. Each of my finished boxes is roughly about 3.5" tall and 2.5" wide on top and 2" wide on the bottom. They are super cute!

Also, to further "cute-tify" the boxes, I adhered the costumed kids with Action Wobbles!

Seriously, are they the cutest or what?! I love these treat boxes so much! My girls have already claimed these boxes for themselves but I'm ready to get busy. Can't wait to make more!

Zander Plays cut its (SVG)
Popcorn Box cut it (SVG)
LDJ Zoodle font
Little Boo-ligans Paper Pack

Action Wobbles


  1. Wow these are so amazingly cute!

  2. Jin, how did you learn all this great stuff?? Did you self-teach? These are amazing as always!