DIY Spider Berry Treat Box

Spider Berry Treat Box

I love to craft inexpensive and unique treat boxes filled with candy to give to teachers or friends.  For this “Spider Berry Treat Box” I’ve used two pint-sized wooden berry baskets and gave each a coat of black iridescent paint.  After allowing each to thoroughly dry, I attached the two together by punching holes at the back and then stringing through a small piece of black pipe cleaner.

Spider Berry Treat Box

Next, using fabric glue, I attached a 6” length of the black/oval grosgrain ribbon to the front of the basket and then tucked the excess inside.  I punched two 1” white circles from cardstock and layered on ½” black pom poms; glue to the ovals and you have a pair of eyes.  A ½” orange pom pom was glued on for the nose.

Spider Berry Treat Box

To the top, I simply tied a large bow from the sheer spider ribbon and glued in place. 

Spider Berry Treat Box

For the legs, I cut a standard black pipe cleaner in half and secured each half to the inside of the box with fabric glue.  Each side will need four legs; bend and shape as desired.

Spider Berry Treat Box

And he needed just a little more decoration, so I added two strips of black/white diagonal striped ribbon around the edging of each box.  I think he looks perfectly silly and wonky!  Fill with paper shred and lots of sweet treats.

Blog post by: Shellye McDaniel


Other Supplies Used:

  • Two Pint Wood Berry Baskets
  • Black and Orange ½” Pom Poms
  • Black Pipe Cleaners
  • White Cardstock
  • Fabric Glue
  • Black Acrylic Paint



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