How I made it:
- I covered the inside of the box with Walmart-brand black wrapping paper like this.
- Then, using Elmer’s, I glued lengths of Halloween caution tape (found at Five Below) onto the inside of the box.
- After that, still using Elmer’s, I glued cotton spider webs and the plastic tarantulas that came with them (also found at Five Below) all over the box. This was absolutely the most fun part of making the box! (Tip: I found the easiest way to make the spider webs look especially spider-webby is to glue and let it dry, and then pull and glue new sections of the same web later. The layers separate much easier and get wispier if you repeat the process a few times.)
- Finally, I glued the caution tape to the outside of the box and covered it in boxing tape so it couldn’t unravel during shipping.
- Dulce de Leche Marshmallow Bars
- Pumpkin Spice Pretzel Bites
- Halloween Oreos
- Cake-Mix Pumpkin Cookies (As an aside, John reported that after a work week in transit, these cookies were still very chewy and fresh! And I didn’t even heat seal them with my Food Saver. I was afraid I’d squash them! I just put them in Ziplock bags and squeezed as much air out of them as possible. I think they’re much more resilient than they look!)
- individual bags of mini pretzels