Day 4 of the 24 Days of Christmas Crafting!
The goal for these 24 days is to give you ideas for hand-crafted Christmas decorations for your tree and home. Come back each day to try the next craft. 24 Days of Christmas Crafting!
Fill these adorable little paper boxes with treats to delight all this holiday season!
Materials and Supplies
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For each paper box you will need:
- 1 sheet of cardstock
- Pattern (available in my Resource Library)
- 30″ Ribbon, decorative string, etc.
Cutting the Boxes
The Paper: You have so many options here! I like the weight of cardstock for these boxes. Around the holidays, you can find all kinds of decorative cardstock in your craft stores and office supply stores. Or, if you’re like me, you have leftover holiday papers from previous years. 🙂
Hand Cutting: If you are cutting by hand, print page 2 of the PDF (in my Resource Library) and cut with an X-Acto knife or scissors. You will also have to score the fold lines (the lighter gray lines shown in the pattern) using a blunt object that is pointy but not sharp.
Machine Cutting: If you are cutting with a craft machine, upload the .SVG file (in my Resource Library) to your design software. I included score lines in the .SVG file and had my Cricut Maker make the score lines with the scoring wheel. Remember to select the score lines in the design software and switch them from cut lines to score lines. If your machine does not do scoring, remove these lines before cutting.
The picture below shows you the score lines.
The first thing to do is fold along all the score lines. Make all the folds toward the inside of the box.
Turn the paper over so you are working with the outside of the box (so the folds are against the table). There are four flaps that are the attachment points to hold the box together. Apply glue to these four flaps.
Secure the flap to the inside of the box walls until the glue is set.
I use these cute little Sewing clips to hold the flaps in place while the glue is setting so I can move on to the next box instead of holding until set.
Once the glue has set, remove the clips and fold the side flaps to the inside.
You can now fill the boxes with treats.
All that’s left is to tie a decorative ribbon around the boxes.
Happy Holiday Crafting!
There lots of ways you can use these boxes, too!
- You can choose to leave the boxes empty and hang them as ornaments from your tree.
- Make several and set on the desks of your co-workers.
- Leave one in the mail box for your mail carrier.
- This pattern can be used for more than Christmas crafting. They would be cute party favors for any type of party.
Remember to come back each day for a new project in the 24 Days of Christmas Crafting!
Select From All My DIY Boxes
I enjoy making little handmade boxes for gifts and treats. You can try some from this list of all the DIY boxes I have made:
- Square Paper Boxes
- Paper Treasure Chests
- Cupcake Boxes
- Heart Boxes (one of my most popular!)
- Shamrock Boxes
- Woven Paper Baskets
- Easter Bunny Boxes
- Kentucky Derby Party Favor Boxes
- Cinco de Mayo Mini Piñatas
I hope you have fun making more of these adorable gift boxes!