This creepy clown box was made using an old scotch bottle box, a thrifted figurine, and various papercrafting supplies. Who will you spook this season?

creepy clown box tutorial

The most wonderful time of the year is coming up, and I am already dreaming up lots of Halloween crafts to make. Anyone else excited about spooky season?

circus box DIY

I’ve had this scotch box in my supply stash for a few years, just waiting for inspiration to strike. As luck would have it, The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge this month has the theme of “scotch”, and this box immediately came to mind. This week my mother dropped off a box full of assorted doll parts that she thought I could use “to make creepy things” with. One of the dolls fit perfectly inside this scotch box, and this idea was born.

scotch box upcycle

Creepy Clown Box Supplies Used

circus box tutorial

I don’t have a step by step tutorial since I was really just having fun with this project. It’s hopefully going to be part of a series of pieces I have been dreaming of making. I’m still kind of in the early stages of planning, but the general theme will be “things to fear”. On the surface the piece is Halloween style scary, but I invite you to look at it more closely and think about what this piece represents as scary to you.

creepy clown box

I have my own meaning, but I’ll keep that to myself for now, as I don’t want to constrain anyone’s interpretation with my vision. What do you fear and how does this creepy clown box represent that fear? It’s something I often ponder on as I start to decorate for Halloween. Why do we fear the things we do and what does that say about us?

And if you just want this to be a creepy craft project, it can be that, too. Have fun crafting and creating with recycled and repurposed items for Halloween!

creepy clown box


  1. Perfectly CREEPY!!!
    (The instant I saw it peeking through! 👀)
    Adorably old & oh-my-it’s-wood-box old!
    Wonderfully Red, White, & Blue… like American Horror Story-ish scary.
    This is a hit in moho & thanks so very much for sharing it with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog!

  2. This is so cool yet creepy! Love the peeking clown! Thanks for joining inon The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge!

  3. Creepy for sure but so wonderful at the same time! I love creepy stuff! Thanks for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!

  4. What a great way to repurpose the box! It is indeed a creepy clown. 😉 Thanks for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge.


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