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.
Seasonal design paper plates usually come in 18ct-20ct at the Dollar store. This means you can make fun, customized treat boxes for less than 5¢ each!
How to Make Halloween Treat Baskets from Paper Plates
Paper Plates (Dollar store plates work great!)
Glue ( a hot glue gun is BEST)
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:
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.
Next, Cut every other vertical line. Here I have highlighted them in Orange so you can see where to cut.
Now, Crease each cut by folding the short curved piece inward, they should look like this:
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.
However, in our case, I am using hot glue (I have far too little patience to wait for glue to dry!)
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.
Voila! You’ve successfully created simple, dirt cheap Halloween treat baskets that you can fill with candies or cookies, etc.
These simple paper plate baskets aren’t just for Halloween! They’re great for other holidays as well, such as these crafty Easter baskets.