This Halloween pyramid box is easy to make using the free printable template that is on the next page. The template is available in two sizes. The small pyramid box is ideal for holding tiny Halloween treats. The larger pyramid box would hold some candies for trick or treat. Make a number of the Halloween Pyramid gift boxes and hang them from trees as decoration or hang them from a ribbon or cord for an unusual garland idea.
The pyramid box is easy to make, however for best results it is a good idea to score along the fold lines to give clean edges to the box. The box can be fastened in a number of ways. Here are some ideas:
- Glue all edges together to permanently close the box. This makes the box strong, however will mean that the box needs to be torn open.
- Punch a hole in the top of each flap and thread a piece of ribbon or cord through this to shut the box. This is particularly handy for hanging the boxes up as decorations.
- Cut the inside from a square of cardboard and place this over the pyramid to hold the edges together. This is very effective and presents plenty of creative design opportunities.
- Template (see next page)
- Medium weight cardstock
- Halloween rubber stamps and ink
- Ribbon, glitter or other embellishments
- Glue, scissors and other basic craft supplies
- Either print the template (see next page) onto scrap paper and transfer this to good paper or print the template directly onto good paper. If you are going to decorate the paper with rubber stamps then it is better to do it now, before the paper is folded.
- Cut around the template and score along the fold lines as indicated.
- Use adhesive or double sided tape to join the sides of the pyramid box as required.
Design IdeasHere are some design ideas:
- Pick Halloween colors to give an appropriately seasonal theme to the project. I used orange and black, however black and red or black and silver would also work well.
- Mummies or other monsters would work well with the pyramid theme.
- Add photos to the inside or outside of the box to make a pretty keepsake Halloween gift.