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Bowling Shirt Origami Treat Box

Father's Day | Paper Crafts | Treat Box

DIY Bowling Shirt Treat BoxesFather’s Day is coming up soon so I thought I’d share these fun bowling shirt origami treat boxes I created! They would make great little gifts filled with treats or even a gift card!

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I haven’t done origami in years and forgot how much fun it is! I started by making origami shirts and then played around until I figured out how to turn them into a box. It is surprisingly easy to create these boxes and all you need is an 8.5″x11″ sheet of cardstock and a glue gun! You can decorate the shirt box any way you like – add a tie or a bow tie, give it a sweater vest, or do what I did and make them into bowling shirts! The tiny buttons are my favorite!DIY Bowling Shirt Treat BoxesDIY Bowling Shirt Treat Boxes

Supplies Needed

  • Cardstock – one sheet 8.5″ x 11″
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scraps of paper for decorating the boxes
  • Tiny buttons or marker for drawing buttons

Start with a sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock.

DIY Bowling Shirt Treat Boxes

Fold it in half lengthwise.

DIY Bowling Shirt Treat Boxes

Open it back up and fold the left and right side into the middle.

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Turn over to the back and score 1″ from the top.

DIY Bowling Shirt Treat Boxes

Score 3 5/8″ and 5 1/4″ from the bottom.

DIY Bowling Shirt Treat Boxes

Fold the top down along the 1″ score line towards the back.

DIY Bowling Shirt Treat Boxes

Turn to the right side. Create the sleeves of the shirt by scoring lines from the center of the bottom score line out to each corner as shown below. Fold along those lines.

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Cut along both bottom score lines from the center to the folded edges.

DIY Bowling Shirt Treat Boxes

Create four small tabs by marking 3/8″ from each end. Score and fold flaps.

DIY Bowling Shirt Treat Boxes

Create the collar next by marking 1 1/4″ down from the top along the center line. Fold both of the top corners to this line.

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Glue bottom sleeves flaps down and the two flaps on top down.

DIY Bowling Shirt Treat Boxes

Glue the bottom tabs to the bottom of the shirt back.

DIY Bowling Shirt Treat Boxes

Glue the top tabs to the shirt front.

DIY Bowling Shirt Treat Boxes

The collar keeps the front of the shirt closed. Just pull back on the collar to slip the front of the shirt under the collar points and the shirt box is finished!

DIY Bowling Shirt Treat Boxes

You can decorate these any way you want. To create bowling shirts, cut strips of paper and glue them to the front of the shirt box. On a few of them, I used a thin marker to create retro diamonds. I found the cutest and tiniest buttons and added five to the front of each shirt.

DIY Bowling Shirt Treat BoxesDIY Bowling Shirt Treat Boxes

Fill them with treats, candy, gift cards – whatever you want! They make the perfect Father’s Day gift and would also be great for party favors at your next bowling party!

DIY Bowling Shirt Treat Boxes

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