Every occasion deserves its own themed treat box, and this year we are debuting our cabin treat boxes for winter and Christmas exchanges. The cabin treat boxes feature a woodgrain pattern with hanging icicles and multi-color Christmas lights. The rustic look is perfect for holiday gifting, and it’s a great way to celebrate a snowy white Christmas even if you are somewhere sunny. This is a very simple project, but there are a few easy ways you can take it up a notch. First, we used Hammermill 80lb cardstock for a smooth, velvety texture (link in Shop this Project). Of course, you can use any cardstock that you can find at your local stationery or craft store. Second, we printed the cabin treat boxes with our Canon PIXMA MG7720 Wireless Photo All-in-One Printer for a vibrant Christmas color palette.
Once you’ve printed the boxes, trim the design and fold along the dotted score lines. This should be a very similar folding technique to some of our other treat boxes. One trick is to use the edge of a ruler or bone folder to help crease the score lines. Use some glue to secure the treat box, and then fill it with your favorite goodies! After the box is filled, style with a pretty ribbon, baker’s twine or jute. Punch small holes at the top to string your ribbon through and tie with a bow. The downloads below also include a gift tag that you can add to your cabin treat boxes that say “Warm Wishes.” Print the teal tags onto cardstock as well.
With Christmas around the corner, there are so many opportunities to use our cabin treat boxes. Place them at the kid’s table for Christmas dinner, stuff your little ones’ stockings, or give them out to your students if you are a teacher! For more treat box options, be sure to take a look at our adorable gingerbread treat boxes from last year. Browse all of our Christmas projects on the site, and don’t forget to share your makes with us using #DIYDreamingWithLia or with Canon using #CraftyWithCanon. Canon will also be having some amazing Black Friday deals on both this printer and the PIXMA iP8720 Crafting Printer so we encourage you to check that out if you are in the market for a new printer! See you soon! ~ Lia and the Team