• Halloween Treat Baskets from Paper Plates

    Tax Refunds: You Don't Have To Pay To Borrow Your Own-halloweenbasket.jpg Give the Trick or treaters or party-goers a cute carry home treat box made from a paper plate. Quickie project costs less than a dollar and takes just minutes to create.

    You'll Need:
    Paper Plates (Dollar store plates work great!)
    Ribbon (optional)
    Glue ( a hot glue gun is BEST)
    4 paperclips
    Pencil & Ruler
    Treats to fill the basket


    First, Flip the paper plate over to the backside. Draw a Tic-Tac-Toe board on the back of the paper plate: it should look like this:
    Tax Refunds: You Don't Have To Pay To Borrow Your Own-halloweenbasket3.jpg


    You want the Center of the tic-tac-toe board to be square. If you measure across a 9" paper plate and mark it at 3" & 6" respectively, then turn the plate 180 degrees and do it again- you will get a perfect square.

    Tax Refunds: You Don't Have To Pay To Borrow Your Own-halloweenbasket1.jpg


    Next, Cut every other vertical line. Here I have highlighted them in Orange so you can see where to cut.
    Tax Refunds: You Don't Have To Pay To Borrow Your Own-halloweenbasket4.jpg

    Now, Crease each cut by folding the short curved piece inward, they should look like this:

    Tax Refunds: You Don't Have To Pay To Borrow Your Own-halloweenbasket6.jpg

    Apply glue to the design side of the curved flaps. Depending on what type of glue you are using, you can fold them inward and secure them with a paperclip while the glue dries.

    Tax Refunds: You Don't Have To Pay To Borrow Your Own-halloweenbasket5.jpg

    However, in our case, I am using Hot Glue (I have far too little patience to wait for glue to dry!)

    Tax Refunds: You Don't Have To Pay To Borrow Your Own-halloweenbasket7.jpg

    If you'd like to create a "handle" for your basket, simply poke 1 small hole on each side of the basket. Thread a piece of ribbon through and Knot it on the inside of the basket. For added security, you can add a dot of hot glue to the knot.

    Tax Refunds: You Don't Have To Pay To Borrow Your Own-halloweenbasket2.jpg


    Voila! You've successfully created simple, dirt cheap Halloween treat baskets that you can fill with candies or cookies, etc.
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. daytonajan's Avatar
      daytonajan -
      Awesome idea! I think I will try this one!!!
    1. yahyahsoni's Avatar
      yahyahsoni -
      tried it and it fun but next time I will use bigger plates
    1. GandKsmom's Avatar
      GandKsmom -
      This would be great for birthday party favors too!!
    1. GandKsmom's Avatar
      GandKsmom -
      ooohhh, and Easter too. These would be so cute just out of pastel colored plates and full of jelly beans. Thanks for inspiring me today!!
    1. lenettekendrick's Avatar
      lenettekendrick -
      So many possibilities!


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