Thursday, June 9, 2011

How to Make a Treat Box


Looking for a cute and thoughtful way to gift your home-baked goodies? Well, look no further than this useful, and easy-to-make, treat box. The finished dimensions are 10 x 4.5 x 1 inches, making this box the perfect size for cookies and brownies.


What you'll need to make this box:
  • 12 x 12 inch piece scrapbook paper
  • scoring board (or a ruler and a butter knife)
  • scissors
  • glue stick (or double-sided tape)
That's it! Let's get started!


Have you ever folded a piece of heavy paper only to have the paper crack at the fold? Scoring (or indenting) the paper helps prevent this, as well as ensuring precise folds.

Score your scrapbook paper on the wrong (non-patterned) side. Using a scoring board, score at 1", 5.5", 6.5", and 11". Turn the paper and score again at 1" and 11". Basically, you'll have scored an one-inch border around the paper and an one-inch spine down the middle.


Don't have a scoring board? Measure in with a ruler, and score using the back of a butter knife.


Using scissors, snip the flaps of the box. Fold them inward, as pictured.

Hopefully, it is clear from this photo that you're not cutting off the flaps, but merely snipping them so that they can bend inward. Only make cuts on the sides of the paper running perpendicular to the spine.


Apply glue to the right (patterned) side of each of the flaps. Adhere them to the inside of the box. This part of the project is difficult to explain but will become immediately clear to you while doing it.


I glue together the bottom of the box and then the lid. This is how it looks while in progress.

Once you have glued all the flaps, and the glue has dried, fold the lid over the bottom, sort of like a pizza box. Ta-da!

8 comments:

  1. Cool idea! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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  2. Thanks....this looks easy and practical....

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  3. My goodness you're clever!

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  4. what a FABULOUS little treat box...I have to do this! Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  5. This is genius! I love it! I'm not a scrapbooker but I'm going to run out and buy some paper and give this a try :)

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  6. Thanks for the idea, i had great success with a paper grocery sack and lined it with a little tissue paper. adorable with the finishing ribbon!

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  7. I'm excited to try this, I'm not very crafty but I can use scissors and glue.

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