Treat your friends & family this Halloween with extra special goodies in adorable DIY packages! Heather Meeson is sharing a few fabulous Halloween packaging ideas today, along with a sneak peek of brand new Essentials by Ellen that will be released on Sunday, September 9th!
For today’s post, I get to combine a few of my favorite things: Halloween, packaging up small treats for gift-giving, and new Essentials by Ellen products!
My first project uses a new Essentials by Ellen die called the House Box. There’s a lot to love about it, but its versatility is what makes it a new must-have die in my packaging arsenal. I’ve used it for Halloween, but it comes with lots of adorable elements to set a score of different scenes. Another perk I really dig? It’s large enough to hold a good portion of candy, a few mini cookies, or a small gift (I’ve filled these with egg-shaped lip balms in white and orange; one easily fits inside – love that).
Inspired by clean Scandinavian design, I dig the hint of sophistication a black and white palette lends the House Boxes. I kept the embellishment simple, relying on the Modern Graphics Paper Pack, dies, and a bit of embossing; it’s clean and simple, but I think it packs a visual punch (the embossing really stands out in person). That embossed pattern is a peek at another new stamp set full of gorgeous graphic elements hitting the shop on Sunday.
Next up is an easy-to-make box that’s the perfect size for a 4 pack of Halloween Peeps (among other things). I’ve used some of the same elements from the House Boxes to decorate it and topped it with a tag made from pieces of a new Essentials by Ellen die set called Alpine Windows, layered and popped-up over a Distress-Oxide-blended background.
I’ve got one last idea for a quick Halloween “boo.” I think your neighbors or co-workers would get a kick out of a little bag of sweets tied off with a spooky tag, accompanied by a quick card that doesn’t skimp on cute!