Every fall season we like to create new pumpkin decor as well as acorn decor. This printable acorn treat box is a simple and easy craft project that’s perfect for setting the table for a fall get-together, favor boxes for parties, or treat boxes for the kids.
You will find our acorn template at the end of this post, which includes three colorways and some extra leaves in a variety of colors for you to mix and match.
Going nutty for paper crafts
There is really so much you can do with paper, which is why you’ll find thousands of paper craft ideas on our site! If you remember our paper camper treat boxes from a few months ago, this project is similar to that one in terms of how they are constructed. Also, much like the campers, you can pop off the tops of these treat boxes to fill them with little candies or nuts, even.
Crafting Tips: We recommend using a combination of scissors and a detail knife to cut out all the little tabs. The finished size of this printable acorn treat box is about 4″ tall. Note: there will be a Print Then Cut JPG option, but it will be scaled down to fit Cricut’s requirements. If using Print Then Cut, be sure to read the additional instructions in the PDF below.
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- Cutting Machine (optional — for Cricut’s Print Then Cut)
- Detail Knife (recommended)
- Craft Scissors
- Bone Folder or Curling Tool
- Cutting Mat
- Cardstock or Cover Weight Printer Paper
- Glue Stick or Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue
Instructions for Printable Acorn Treat Box
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the template. Note: if you want to use Cricut’s Print then Cut feature for this project, see the next page in the PDF for additional instructions. Keep in mind, Cricut’s maximum print size is 9.25″x6.75″ so the design will be scaled down significantly.
- Fold the leaf and acorn stem in half along the dotted lines. Add a few dots of glue to hold in place near the fold. This will make it easier to just cut them out at once and ensure they match up at the edges.
- Cut out all of the paper pieces using scissors or a detail knife (or combination of both).
- Curl the flaps on the acorn top and bottom inward using the edge of a pair of scissors or a curling tool.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
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These are nice. Thanks Lia
Happy you like them!
The acorn leaves print then cut page is not coming in. The other 6 pages came in fine. I did try downloading and unzipping again. Could you please check your end and let me know. These are adorable. I would love to make these at each place setting for Thanksgiving for our small gathering this year.
Hi! I double checked the file and I do see the leaves (the file is named PaperAcornBox_LEAVES).