The first step in making DIY Christmas treat boxes is picking out your paper. Cardstock or metallic text weight paper are both great options. We buy all of our metallic papers from Paper-Papers.com, and usually fill our our cardstock collection with craft store finds. For our photos, we went with a kraft cardstock, a metallic paper and a sparkly cardstock for variety. We prefer the smoother kind of glitter paper for these DIY Christmas treat boxes rather than the textured glitter sheets. The textured glitter cardstock can be a bit heavy for treat boxes, and we want to make sure that the paper will bend smoothly when assembling the boxes. You can also pick out some red and green papers for the holly accents.
Trim your treat box pieces and fold them together along the designated score lines. We then used a hot glue gun to attach the leaves and berries to the top of the box. When you are ready, you can fill them with goodies! We were inspired to make these Christmas treat boxes for some delicious truffles, but you can fill them with mini candy canes, hot chocolate mix or anything else that strikes your fancy. Treat boxes can be a clever way to create place cards for a Christmas dinner party, or a delicious stocking stuffer for the kids. A message to the men planning on proposing to their significant others this holiday season – this can be a fabulously unique ring box if you fill it will roving wool or tissue paper!
The most important thing is to get creative where you can. These treat boxes require almost no effort, but they are a great way to spread some festive generosity. For more Christmas projects, browse all of our Christmas DIYs. Head over to our membership page to start downloading or leave a comment below with projects you’d like to make! Best wishes for a fabulous holiday! ~ Lia and the Team
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Hi Lia, I really liked your tutorial! Thank you so much, my friends loved this. I also have the same name as you! Haha! Anyway, again, thanks!!
Hello Lia! So fun to meet someone else with our name!
how do the holly leaves keep the box open? why would you want then open?
The holly leaves can be glued on after you close the box. Depending on where you attach them, you might be able to slide the tabs to open the box without taking the leaves off. I guess someone might want to open the box to get the treat out?
Hi Lia 🙂 are these boxes large enough for small slices of cakes? Could you say what the dimensions are?
Hi Tammy! These are pretty small, just big enough to hold a few chocolates. They’re about 2.5-3″ high.
I cut one out with my cricut but the score lines are not on the box. Also, when I glued the Holly leaves on, I could not open or close the box…..maybe I need better instructions?,,,,any tips would help!
Hi Susan! The score lines are part of the SVG file, you just have to “attach” them in design space after you change them to score instead of the cut lines. And the holly leaves act as a seal to keep the box open, so they would need to be removed before opening the box 🙂