Thursday, December 19, 2013

3.5" Square Treat Box

Since yesterday was the last day to mail cards for delivery by Christmas (according to Canada Post), I'll have to finish my last bunch of local ones up and hope they make it in time! Today I'll switch then and show you a box I've made - I've been making boxes, tags, Christmas crackers and other 3D projects. 

To make your mini box, cut your bottom sheet of paper at 4.5" x 4.5" and score at 3.5" and 4".

Turn 90 degrees, and score again. Do this on all sides.

Mark and cut out the three outer squares on all of the sides of your base.
On the little square that's left, cut a slight edge off, to create a tab.
Fold the remaining sides up and attach the tabs with Sticky Strip to create the base of the box.
Repeat those same steps with your top piece; the measurements of your starting paper is 4" square.

Score at 3.5" and 3.75"

For this box, I'm adding in a treat cup, so I've punched out a circle in the lid with the 1 3/8" circle punch.
Fold and cut out the three outer squares (and create a tab, like you did for the bottom section of the box).
For the insert piece, you'll need another square sheet of paper - this one is 2.5".

Fill with your candies or glitter ;)

Add some glue to the corners and push it up into the lid until it's stuck.
And now you're done! 

Not sure why I didn't take a final pic of the red box with M&Ms ... but, I did take a pic of the green/brown box. I made quite a number of these and must have forgotten mid-process ;)

You can decorate the top any way you want - do you like the snowflake addition?


1 comment:

  1. Hi Amber,

    thank you for sharing this tutorial with us! Lovely idea!