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Completed Wreck-It Ralph themed design ready for Trunk or Treat.

Wreck-It Ralph Trunk or Treat

November 4, 2022 Sarah Coggins
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Sticking to our tradition of matching our Trunk or Treat design with our costumes, we created a fun Wreck-It Ralph themed trunk. We had just over a week between our Halloween on the High Seas cruise and Trunk or Treat. This meant we needed a quick, simple idea for our decor.

Wreck-It Ralph Trunk or Treat title

Creating the Niceland Building

My husband suggested we take inspiration from our Wreck-It Ralph plush and create a building similar to the game. He started on the project during the week using a large box leftover from the new toilet we purchased for the kid’s bathroom (sometimes delaying recycling pays off!). He removed one side, then turned it inside out giving us a nice blank cardboard canvas to start with. A little red acrylic paint and we had the beginning of a building.

Cardboard box painted solid red with plush Wreck-It Ralph figure hanging on upper left corner.

I measured the face of the box and, with our son’s help, began planning out the window and door arrangement. We decided on 3 stories with 4 windows each for the top 2 floors, and a large entry door with horizontal windows flanking it on the lower level.

I used my Silhouette to design and cut the window frames, sills (my son’s idea!), and door frame. He cut out the blue cardstock to back the windows using an x-acto knife. Then carefully adhered them to the backs of the frames.

Wanting to add a little dimension to the sills, I dug around our adhesives stash and found foam squares. My daughter applied them to the back of each sill and I placed them onto the window frames.

Using foam adhesive squares to attach paper sills to windows.

Measuring carefully and following my sketch, I placed each window using a small amount of Tombow Mono Adhesive. This allowed me to position each one, step back, and make sure they looked correct before fully adhering. Once happy, I used standard Elmer’s school glue.

The last part of the design was the doorway. I created the frame and cut it using my Silhouette. Backed the upper window with light blue cardstock to match the windows. My daughter chose a darker blue color for the doors. I cut that rectangle by hand using my x-acto. Then glued onto the frame.

A little bit of yellow acrylic paint dotted on using the end of a paintbrush made doorknobs. Then I used a marker to draw a single line down the center to create the illusion of two doors.

After placing the building into the back of our CR-V, I realized it needed a little something more and quickly added a few finishing touches. I tore 2 sheets of tissue paper in green colors in half. Crumpled and glued below the lower windows to create shrubs. Then I cut a couple of rectangles from foam board to make a landing step.

Crumpled tissue paper glued to cardboard building to create "shrubs."

I laughed as I added the front steps, but the difference was huge and definitely helped add a little something special to our creation.

Trunk or Treat Ready

I spent the early part of the afternoon working out the arrangement for our Wreck-It Ralph themed trunk design. As with years past, I started with our spiderweb tablecloth. It makes a cute, fast backdrop.

Our Niceland building fit the back of our CR-V perfectly off to one side. That gave me space to hang plush Ralph on the opposite side.

Wreck-It Ralph themed design for Trunk or Treat.
Wreck-It Ralph plush toy hanging onto side of cardboard building for Trunk or Treat.

I found a great Wreck-It Ralph logo featuring Ralph and Fix-It Felix Jr. on a fan site. I printed it out on 11×17 paper, adhered to foam board, and trimmed to size. Then placed the sign above the building.

Finally, I topped off the design with the Halloween garland we’ve been using for trunk or treat for several years now. I used magnetic bulldog clips to secure the ends to each side of the hatchback.

Family dressed in themed Halloween costumes next to Wreck-It Ralph trunk design for Trunk or Treat.

Our Wreck-It Ralph trunk design was fun, a true family project, and cost us nothing but a few hours of time. It themed perfectly with our Ralph Breaks the Internet costumes and received a lot of compliments.

See more of our Trunk or Treat ideas here.

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Hi! I'm a DIY and craft obsessed mom to 2. I have my hands covered in sawdust or paint any given day. My husband and kids join me in many of our projects. When we aren't creating at home, we're creating memories in our many adventures. Join along! Read More


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