Happy (almost) Halloween! I’m sure you guys are all busy finishing up your costumes, but I have an easy, peasy DIY that will get your candy dressed up too — a Frankenstein’s Monster Candy Box!
Since we live in an apartment, we don’t usually get many trick-or-treaters, which means we also don’t usually buy Halloween candy. Luckily, the lovely people at Hershey’s were kind enough to send me some Halloween favorites — including Reese’s Pumpkins!
Frankenstein is one of my all-time favorite books and as scary as the Monster was, I think he was just misunderstood. Which is why I wanted to make him — or at least, a cutesy version of him — the theme of my candy box this year since I actually had candy to share.
What You’ll Need
- Juice carton or box
- Green duck tape
- Black duck tape
Pick a box based on how much candy you have. I only had enough to fill a small box, so I chose an empty juice carton. I cut my juice carton down to a smaller size, leaving some extra for the hair. If your box is already the correct size, you can start cutting the flaps into zig-zags.
Once they’re the way you like them, cover the box in green duck tape and the flaps in black. You can so use paint — I used duck tape to make the box a bit thicker.
Then you’ll need to make the Monster’s head screws. Use your scissors to bust out holes on either side of the box and use a bit of spare cardboard to shape the screws. Finish with black duct tape to hold it together and then place the screws in the holes.
Traditionally, Frankenstein’s Monster is a face that would scary away trick-or-treaters — so I wanted to give him more of a goofy face. But you can make him as cute or as scary as you’d like! I used red, blue, silver, black and green Sharpies to do the face. I’m not much of an artist, so I kept mine pretty simple.
I really love the way he turned out! And he fit perfectly with my miss-mash of Halloween decorations — not to mention was the perfect way to display all my delicious candy.
I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween!
Disclaimer: The Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, marshmallows, and graham cracker products featured in this post were provided complimentary. All opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.