How to Decorate Juice Boxes for Halloween

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Halloween decorating is an opportunity to be creative and make special treats and decorations for friends and family. Whether you are throwing a party for your little goblins or have to provide the beverages for a Halloween party at your child’s school, decorating juice boxes turns a simple drink into something really special. A decorative and festive juice box band will put Jack ‘o Lantern-style smiles on all the ghosts and pirates in your neighborhood.

How to Decorate Juice Boxes for Halloween
(Marcela Becerra/Demand Media)

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • White pencil
  • Black poster board
  • Scissors or paper cutter
  • Decorative paper
  • Dry glue stick
  • Ghost and cat template
  • Craft foam sheets
  • Craft “googly” eyes
  • Super adhesive glue
  • Cellophane tape
  • Hot glue
Step 1

Measure the distance around your juice box. Juice boxes vary in size slightly, but 9 inches around the box is common. Add an additional 1/4-inch for overlap. The height of your band will be 3 inches.

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Step 2

Using a white pencil, mark your black poster board with your band measurements. For this example, each band will be 9-by-3 inches.

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Step 3

Cut the bands apart using scissors or a paper cutter. A paper cutter or matte cutter will ensure straight lines. Cut decorative paper into 9-by-2-inch strips.

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Step 4

Using a dry glue stick, apply glue to the entire back of the decorative paper. Center the paper onto the black bands. Press the edges down firmly to secure.

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Step 5

Draw out your ghost and black cat or bat shape onto a piece of scrap paper to make a template. Trace your spooky characters onto black or white craft foam material and cut out.

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Step 6

Enhance your characters with googly eyes, bows and anything else you can dream up. Attach embellishments with dots of super-adhesive, quick-drying glue.

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Step 7

Wrap each juice box with the decorative band you created. Press the corners as you work your way around the box to fit. Put the band on tightly and secure with clear cellophane tape.

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Step 8

Use a dot of hot glue or super-adhesive glue to attach the foam characters to the band on the juice box. Place the characters at a slight angle to mimic a flying ghost or bat.

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Tips & Warnings

  • Find Halloween-related decorative paper at stationary supply stores or scrapbooking stores.
  • Find a template for your spooky foam embellishments online or trace simple images from coloring books.
  • Make this project fast and easy by purchasing prepared Halloween foam decorations from your local craft store.
  • If you use hot glue to attach your ghosts to the juice box band, use just one small dot and tap onto the box lightly so that the heat doesn’t damage the foam cutout.
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