Spider Berry Treat Box
I love to craft inexpensive and unique treat boxes filled with candy to give to teachers or friends. For this “Spider Berry Treat Box” I’ve used two pint-sized wooden berry baskets and gave each a coat of black iridescent paint. After allowing each to thoroughly dry, I attached the two together by punching holes at the back and then stringing through a small piece of black pipe cleaner.
Next, using fabric glue, I attached a 6” length of the black/oval grosgrain ribbon to the front of the basket and then tucked the excess inside. I punched two 1” white circles from cardstock and layered on ½” black pom poms; glue to the ovals and you have a pair of eyes. A ½” orange pom pom was glued on for the nose.
To the top, I simply tied a large bow from the sheer spider ribbon and glued in place.
For the legs, I cut a standard black pipe cleaner in half and secured each half to the inside of the box with fabric glue. Each side will need four legs; bend and shape as desired.
And he needed just a little more decoration, so I added two strips of black/white diagonal striped ribbon around the edging of each box. I think he looks perfectly silly and wonky! Fill with paper shred and lots of sweet treats.
Blog post by: Shellye McDaniel
Other Supplies Used:
- Two Pint Wood Berry Baskets
- Black and Orange ½” Pom Poms
- Black Pipe Cleaners
- White Cardstock
- Fabric Glue
- Black Acrylic Paint