Halloween may be a little different to normal this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t provide the kids with some frightfully good fun. Instead of spending the night out trick or treating, why not get snuggled up indoors for a Halloween at home, and enjoy a spooky movie night? Carla Bagshaw’s haunted house popcorn box is the perfect way to make it feel extra special – check out her tutorial below, and learn how to create your own!
Time it Takes to Make: 1 hour & 30 mins
Skill Level: Beginner
You Will Need:
DIY Halloween Movie Night Popcorn Box:
Draw two boxes at a slight angle to each other (or trace mine from the photo, using a light box) onto orange cardstock. You will need to draw two flaps (squares) at the bottom, and one at the left-hand side. Repeat this on another sheet of orange card. Cut these out.
Score the centre line of the boxes and score the three flaps. Once scored and folded, you will be able to glue the two sides together to form your box.
Find or draw a Halloween image (think ghost, witches’ hat, etc.). I chose a creepy castle. Either cut this out of black cardstock, or transfer it to your cutting machine (ScanNCut). You will need to cut it 4 times (one for each side of the box).
If you choose a castle (or similar) and there are any windows (like mine) that are above the top of the box, then cover the reverse in orange tissue paper, as shown in the photo.
Begin to glue your black cut-out shapes to the side of your box, rubbing on the inside surface to make sure they are firmly attached.
Pop your popcorn into some cellophane if you think you might use the box again (to protect it from grease!) then put the popcorn into the box, and you’re ready to go.
All that’s left to do, is select the movie of your choice, and snuggle up under a blanket for the perfect Halloween at home!
Want to see the rest of our spooky Halloween craft ideas? Check out our creepiest projects, articles and tutorials right here.