Learn how to make these simple spooky spider web treat boxes with this free treat box cutting file template! Perfect for your Halloween party, for trick-or-treaters, or just for fun.
These spider web treat boxes are so easy to make and add a spooky touch to your Halloween celebrations!
They’re a couple of inches deep, so there’s plenty of room to fill them with yummy Halloween treats.
You can even use them as mini Halloween luminaries by putting an LED tea light candle inside instead! The vellum in the lid gives off a beautiful warm glow, which looks so pretty. It’s a great way to add a little spooky ambience to your Halloween, especially if you get the flickery candles!
I’ve designed this treat box myself so it’s completely free. No Cricut Access subscription needed!
Read on for the free SVG cutting files, and my step by step instructions for how to make this Halloween craft project on your Cricut machine.
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Materials to make your own Spider web Treat Box
- Black cardstock (I used 2 sheets of 65 lb / 180 gsm card like this one)
- Translucent tracing or vellum paper (I used a 60 gsm paper, similar to this one)
- Tacky glue or double sided sticky tape
- Cricut cutting machine (I used my Cricut Maker!) or another way for you to cut your treat box template
- A cutting mat (I used the light grip, or a self healing cutting mat if you’re cutting by hand)
- Scoring wheel or stylus (or scoring tool and a ruler if you’re cutting by hand)
- Cricut Scraper or a bone folder
- My free SVG file or printable PDF templates
Video Tutorial for Halloween Spider Web Treat Box
I’ve put together a video to show you how to cut and assemble my free Halloween treat box.
But don’t worry if video’s not your thing! Just keep scrolling down for the full written written tutorial with step by step photos.
How to make your Halloween Treat Box
Step 1 – Download the free SVG file
Download the SVG Cut file for the Spider Web Treat Boxes below. Click here to access the files.
Step 2 – Upload the SVG file to Cricut Design Space
Once you’ve uploaded the SVG file to Cricut Design Space it should look like this:
All the pieces of the box should be grouped together. Click on the file and make sure that the group measures 8.85 inches wide x 10.733 inches height.
This will make a box that’s about 3 1⁄8 inches wide and 1 5⁄8 inches deep (8 cm wide and 4 cm deep).
If you want to make your box a different size you can resize it now while everything is grouped together so that whole box stays in proportion.
Step 3 – Ungroup the image
We’ve uploaded the SVG file into Design Space, but
First, make sure that the grouped box pieces are selected, and then click Ungroup in the layers panel:
This will separate the box pieces into 3 groups in the layers panel:
- The base of the box
- The lid of the box
- The lid backing piece
Step 4 – Set the score lines and attach them to the Box shapes underneath
Before we can click that “Make it” button, we need to tell the Cricut which lines need to be scored instead of cut. It’s very simple, so let me show you how.
Note: If you don’t have a scoring tool for your Cricut (either the scoring wheel or the stylus) then delete or hide these line layers instead of converting them. Instead, you’ll just cut out the box layers and then you’ll have to manually score the lines once you’ve finished cutting.
Only the base and lid have score lines. We’ll start with the base.
Set the Score Lines
Find the base shape in the Layers Panel, and then left-click on the layer that’s directly above it – this will select the base score line layer.
With the base score line layer selected, look for the Linetype menu near the top left of your screen, click on the drop down menu and select Score.
This will change the solid lines on the score layer to dashed lined, and the layer should be labelled Score instead of Cut in the layers panel.
Attach the Score Lines to the Base Shape
Now that we’ve converted the score line, we need to Attach it to the base shape underneath. This tells the Cricut machine where it needs to score the base shape.
Without attaching the score lines to the box shapes beneath them the Cricut won’t know where to score, and will try and do all the scoring on a separate mat. Attaching tells the machine exactly where on the box it should score.
Luckily, this is easy to do!
With the score layer still selected, hold down the Shift or the Ctrl key on your keyboard, and left-click on the base shape layer in the Layers Panel. This will select both of the these layers together.
Now look for the Attach button at the bottom of the Layers Panel, and left-click it.
Now repeat those same steps for the lid of the box:
- Find the lid shape in the layers panel
- Click the line layer that’s directly above it
- Chance the Linetype from Cut to Score
- Select both the lid score layer and the lid shape and Attach
Step 5 – Prepare your mats and select your materials
Now we can hit that green Make it button!
We’re using 2 different types of paper for this project, so we need to set the material type for each one.
Cutting out the lid backing piece
Let’s start with the lid backing piece.
I’m using a 60 gsm tracing paper so I have selected the Copy Paper setting for this mat. Depending on the paper you use, you might need to choose a different option.
Once you’ve set your material for this mat, load your mat and cut this piece out.
Cutting out the box pieces
After we’ve cut out the backing piece, change the Base Material back to cardstock. Click where it says “Base Material set to” to bring up the materials options, and select the appropriate cardstock option for your materials. I used the Medium Cardstock.
Step 6 – Assemble your spider web treat box
Once everything has been cut out you should have 3 pieces: 2 black box pieces and the tracing paper lid backing.
Now it’s time to put everything together!
Fold the spider web base and lid along the score lines. Be sure to go over each fold line with your scraper to get a nice crisp line. This gives you a neater box, and make it easier to line everything up later.
Apply your adhesive to the tabs of the box. You can use double sided sticky tape, but I prefer tacky glue for this treat box because it gives you a little bit of time to get the pieces lined up before it sticks!
I’d also recommend applying a thin layer of glue to one tab at a time to make it easier to get everything in the right place.
Once you have the tabs in position, press down on them for a few seconds until the glue sets.
Now that the base of the treat box is assembled we can move onto the lid.
Add a thin layer of glue around the inside edge of the spider web lid border. You only need to glue around the edge of the cutout web. The webbed lines are a bit too thin to apply the glue neatly, although you can add a couple of tiny dabs there if you really want to!
Then place the backing over the web and smooth it down, working from the center outwards. Doing it this way helps to avoid any excess glue smushing out onto the actual web.
The tracing paper is thin so it might wrinkle a little where it touches the glue. Don’t worry if this happens! The tabs will stick down on top and will hide the edge of the backing.
After you’ve applied the backing, stick the tabs to the inside of the the box lid in the same way as you did for the base.
Now your spider web treat box is finished and ready to fill with candy and tasty treats!
BONUS! Using your Treat Box as a Halloween Luminary
Even if you’re not handing out candy this year, this is still a fun Halloween craft project if you’re looking for a DIY Halloween decoration!
I realised that I could add a little flameless LED tealight to the box instead of treats, and it made such a cute little Halloween luminary decoration! Especially if you get the flicking flameless candles. It adds such a beautiful glow when it gets dark out!
It goes without saying, but please only use flameless candles in these treat boxes and not real candles!
Ready to Get Crafting? Download the SVG file below!
Click the BLUE DOWNLOAD BUTTON below to get your free spider web treat box files!
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Even More Halloween Fun
Looking for some creepy cute and free Halloween party printables to get in the Halloween spirit? Check out my free printable party set right here!
It includes two Trick or Treat Halloween banners, straw flags, treat bag toppers, cupcake toppers and more!
Want some more Halloween party inspiration? Have a look at my Best Halloween Party Ideas post here. It’s full of ideas for food, favors and more!