DIY Tombstone Halloween Party Candy Holders Made with a Cricut

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Tomorrow is our Halloween party so last night I made up little Tombstone candy holders for each of the kids coming to the party.  The cricut pattern can be found in the Cricut Design Space.

For this project, you will need card stock (I chose black and grey), a Cricut marker (I used silver on the black card stock and black on the grey card stock) and a scoring tool.  You can get away without the scoring tool but it makes the project 100 times easier with one.  Also, you can choose from 4 different Tombstone designs (each one costs 99¢ so I picked 2 and ended up only really liking one so Kaley is the only person who got the second design – see pic below)

It really is so simple to do projects with a Cricut Explore machine because the software pretty much does all the work for it. It will tell you step by step what you need to do for each step in the process.

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Once your pieces are cut out, you will need to either glue or tape the tombstones together. I choose an Elmer’s Craft Bond adhesive roller but it wasn’t strong enough to hold them together with candy inside so I had to go back and tape the inside. Maybe a stronger glue would have been better???

Here is a close up view from the top:

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NOTE: In my top photo, you can see Mummy Wrapped Hershey’s Bars. If you want the instructions for that project, GO HERE. They are super simple to do and turn out so cute !

DIY Tombtone Candy Holders for Halloween Parties

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HUGE Clearance at Super Walmart on East Colonial in Orlando

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Bass Pro-Shop Halloween Events (see my post HERE for event schedule)

Barnes & Noble (Saturday, October 25 – times vary by location) Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat.   Join us for this Halloween Storytime with fun-filled giveaways and activities.   Be sure to wear your costume for trick-or-treating throughout the store. Find the time at a location near you here.

Lakeshore Learning Store (Saturday, October 25) Stop by between 11 am – 3 pm to make a hanging bat Spooky Sweets Holder. Get more information here.

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Home Depot Workshop for Adults (Saturday, October 25 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am AND Sunday, October 26 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm). Learn DIY Skills to improve your home ~Topics vary by store~  You can pre-register online here.

Build-a-Bear (October 24th – October 31st) - Stop in for a FREE Halloween treat. No purchase necessary. You can find more information on the Build A Bear Workshop Facebook page.

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