Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Matchbook Treat Tutorial

Hello and happy Monday! I've been a bit under the weather for the past few days...stayed home from work on Friday with a pounding headache and queasy stomach - blah! By Saturday evening I was beginning to feel a little better - yeah! - but I didn't get much done this weekend.

A little project that I was able to make on Sunday afternoon were these cute Halloween matchbook treats - check it out...

The outside is decorated with a cute Halloween stamp and some decorative paper and ribbon:

Open up the little matchbook and inside you'll find a pair of spooky Lifesaver eyes staring back at you:

These are really, really simple to make! I whipped up a few to take to our student library aides and to share with my friends at work. Here's how I made them...

Begin by gathering your supplies - here's what you'll need:
  • Scraps of black cardstock, patterned paper and ribbon
  • Paper cutter
  • Scoring tool
  • Individually wrapped Pep-O-Mint Lifesavers
  • Colored reinforcement labels
  • Peel-n-stick googly eyes
  • Adhesive
  • Glue Dots
  • Stapler

Begin by sticking two of the reinforcement labels on the Lifesaver packages - lining up the hole of the Lifesavers with the holes of the labels:

Peel and stick two of the google eyes onto the centers of the reinforcement labels:

Set the "eyes" aside and cut cardstock 6" long x 2 3/4" wide to make the matchbook. Score cardstock at 2 1/4"; 2 1/2" and 5 1/4".

Stamp desired image onto the front flap of the matchbook. I used one of the stamps from the CTMH "BEWARE" stamp set and CTMH White Daisy ink:

Attach a scrap of decorative paper to the small scored flap of the matchbook:

When you fold up your matchbook, it should look like this:

Place the Lifesaver eyes inside the matchbook...line up the bottom of the wrappers so that they will be under the matchbook flap:

Staple the flap, making sure to catch both of the Lifesaver wrappers with the staple:

Close the top flap, tucking it under the the little flap with the decorative paper. If you want, you can cover the staple with a little piece of knotted ribbon:

And that's it, folks! A fun and inexpensive little Halloween treat that is sure to put a smile on the recipient's face!

Have a GREAT day!



  1. Those are so cute Becky! Hope you feel better.

  2. Cute! I can't believe you still managed to get a project done, after just being sick!(not to mention blog about it!) Glad you are on the mend!

  3. You are a true crafter! Sick, but you still manage to get a project done - and it's adorable!!!!


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