Learn how to create a Ghostbuster Centerpiece using a box.

Ghostbuster Centerpiece

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Centerpieces for parties are so important and I feel like a great centerpiece makes a party. This one is the ghostbuster trap for my son’s 5th birthday. I really wanted to create something that was different. Learn how to transform an ordinary box to a ghostbuster centerpiece. I’m not a huge Ghostbuster fan, so I had no idea what the trap looked like. Google and Pinterest helped me out and I came up with this design.

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The centerpiece is a combination of duct tape, vinyl and card stock. Even if you don’t have a Cricut, you can create these with basic shapes and letter stickers. I created everything on my Cricut Maker.

Cricut Maker Machine

Let’s Create a Ghostbuster Trap Centerpiece

– find a small cardboard box
Learn how to create a Ghostbuster Centerpiece using a box.

– cut off the two end top flaps
Learn how to create a Ghostbuster Centerpiece using a box.

– cover it in black duct tape
Learn how to create a Ghostbuster Centerpiece using a box.

– for all of the pieces to decorate the trap, the sizes will depend on the size of your box
– Create the sides of the box using gray card stock rectangles. Now add the basic shapes to the gray rectangles on both sides. For the card stock elements I used 3d Foam Dots to give a 3D look to the trap.
Learn how to create a Ghostbuster Centerpiece using a box.
Learn how to create a Ghostbuster Centerpiece using a box.

– Make gray squares in card stock to cover the end of the box. On one side add “DANGER” on a red rectangle.
Learn how to create a Ghostbuster Centerpiece using a box.

The other end will have a gray square with 2 small black squares in vinyl on the end
Learn how to create a Ghostbuster Centerpiece using a box.

– On the top of the box I added the diagonal strips using Yellow Vinyl. This was the hardest part for me. I used my paper trimming board and made diagonal lines and cut them with scissors
Learn how to create a Ghostbuster Centerpiece using a box.

Learn how to create a Ghostbuster Centerpiece using a box.

– The centerpiece has the Ghostbuster characters, that I purchased here. I purchased Slimer and StayPuff from the above Etsy shop. I found the ghostbuster symbol SVG here. For the cool slime number I used the bacon font.

How to Put it Together

I used Glue Dots to attach the characters to the kabob sticks. I used small foam balls from the Dollar Tree (I had these leftover in my craft stash) to stick the kabob sticks in.
Learn how to create a Ghostbuster Centerpiece using a box.

Once I decided on where to place the characters in the trap, I hot glued the styrofoam balls to the bottom of the box.
Learn how to create a Ghostbuster Centerpiece using a box.

This centerpiece is really deep so I filled in the box with white tissue paper.
Learn how to create a Ghostbuster Centerpiece using a box.

I have a whole roll of caution tape
(plus I forgot the shredded paper at the dollar store) so I created my own with the caution tape.
Learn how to create a Ghostbuster Centerpiece using a box.

I cut about 2 inch rectangles and added them to the top of the box.
I cut about 2 inch rectangles and added them to the top of the box.

The ghostbuster centerpiece is ready for a ghostbustin good time. It looks awesome in the center of the table with the slime table runner. I added google eyes to Slimer, but I didn’t have a chance to take more pictures.

Learn how to create a Ghostbuster Centerpiece using a box.

Hi I'm Jenny from Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts. I love to create decorations for my home, projects to create magical holidays, and to have fun with my kids. The quote "I run on coffee, chaos, and crafts" describes my world and I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you find inspiration and enjoy my creative journey.