The boys absolutely love when I announce, “Tonight is movie night!” They run get the blanket, spread it out on the floor and claim their spot.
Typical movie night consists of pizza dinner in front of the TV. However, Lifestyle Crafts recently sent me this adorable treat carrier die cut, so I decided to surprise the boys with a special movie night treat.
Isn’t this treat caddy adorable?! Where did I get it? It’s a Lifestyle Crafts cutting die.
Lifestyle Crafts recently released their Fall Core Collection 2012 dies. Check them out. . .
I immediately had my eye on the treat carrier and the tickets and I knew exactly what I was going to do with them.
I started with this stuff. The circus paper I’ve had. I think I found it at Michaels. I grabbed some coordinating paper and one of my popcorn boxes.
Making the treat carrier was pretty easy.
If you don’t have and/or are not familiar with a die cut tool, you NEED one! These things are so useful! This is the handle piece of the box. You need to cut two.
You simply layer the cutting mat, paper, die cut and another mat on top and run it through the tool.
You do the same with the box edge die, also cutting two.
And the banner.
When it’s all done, you will have several pieces that look like this.
The die not only cuts the paper, but it also perforates areas that are to be folded. Once folded, your pieces will look like this.
Now it’s time to put it together. The next few steps are not the “correct” way to assemble these boxes. I realized this after I had done some gluing. But it still worked fine.
I used double-sided tape to attache the two handles with the “feet” pointing outward.
Next I lined the inside flaps of the edge pieces with glue. I LOVE this two-way glue. It’s super sticky and works great for cardstock projects like this.
Glue these edges under the “feet” of the handle pieces. (Here is where I noticed that before adhering the two handle pieces, I should have tucked the back edge flaps of this piece inside. I ended up just attaching them to the outside of the handle piece. No biggie, you won’t be able to see it since it will be filled with snacks).
Then I added the banner.
Now to fill the box!
I was thrilled that my popcorn boxes fit perfectly in this little caddy! I used the design on the backside of the circus paper to decorate face of the box. Then added a coordinating strip and stamped “popcorn” on white cardstock. I also used the same stripe cardstock to cover a juice box.
I had an idea for the tickets as well. Same process using the ticket die cut.
Jackson has been really into reading (or attempting to read) lately. So I thought it would be fun to let him read this. . .
Of course he needed some help, he’s only 4! But he loves trying to read!
Then end result. . .
A fun movie night at home with happy kids and yummy snacks!