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Spider Berry Treat Box

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.

Spider Berry Treat Box

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.

Spider Berry Treat Box

To the top, I simply tied a large bow from the sheer spider ribbon and glued in place. 

Spider Berry Treat Box

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.

Spider Berry Treat Box

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

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  1. Shellye McDaniel

    Thanks, everyone! He’s the only spider that’s made me SMILE in awhile LOL

    Reply
  2. TracyM #6773

    FUN & FABULOUS!!!
    Thank you for the inspiration 🙂

    Reply
  3. sharon gullikson

    Where did you get the berry baskets? I’ve seen other crafters use them, but they never say where they got them…. sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

    Reply
  4. Mary Mac

    This is such a great project. What a great way to upcycle.

    Reply
  5. leslierahye

    This is awesome! I love it!

    Reply
  6. Becky D

    This is absolutely adorable Shellye!

    Reply
  7. jen shears

    So cute!! I’m also not a fan of spiders, but this one is great!

    Reply
  8. Christi Conley

    I am terrified of real spiders but this one is SO cute – LOVE how you used the ribbon for the eyes – so clever!

    Reply
    1. Shellye McDaniel

      Thank you, Christi! I’m so with you on the spiders LOL

      Reply

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