Create cute and colorful Christmas sweater treat boxes! Perfect for holding gift cards and small treats. Free printables to help get you started!
Hello! I am very excited to share today’s Handmade Holiday project with you – Christmas Sweater Treat Boxes! These little boxes are so cute and are the perfect size for small treats and gift cards. They also make adorable party favors for your next holiday get-together. They are incredibly quick to put together with the free printables I designed.
I had a lot of fun creating these boxes. I started with a blank grid in Photoshop and filled the squares in with different colors to make holiday designs. There are three designs total, all a little different. They look great all-together as a trio or on their own. It took me a while to figure out how to create the collar of the shirt and how it could be used to keep the treat box closed. I am really happy with how it all turned out.
Treat boxes are perfect for the holidays! Fill them with a little something special and they make great gifts for family members, co-workers, teachers ands kids. I love making them and offer a several free printable treat boxes. Check out some of my favorites!
- Cozy Cabin Treat Boxes
- Gingerbread House Treat Boxes
- Color-Your-Own Holiday Treat Boxes
- Color-Your-Own Gingerbread House Boxes
Below is the tutorial to make your own Christmas Sweater Treat Boxes!
Supplies Needed for Christmas Sweater Treat Boxes:
- Free printables – link at the end of this post
- White cardstock to print on
- Embroidery floss or tiny ribbon
- Paper Trimmer and/or scissors
- Hole punch
- Scoring Board and stylus– optional, but it makes things much easier!
- Adhesive: glue, glue stick, tape roller, 1/4″ Scor-Tape
STEP 1: Download, print and cut out each sweater treat box. There are three different designs available to download for free. Each box has two pieces, a front and a back.
STEP 2: Score along the dotted fold lines and then crease each line.
STEP 3: Poke the holes, four total, for the embroidery floss or ribbon to go through. There are two holes on each piece marked with dots. I used a push pin to poke through each hole and then used my scoring tool to make the holes slightly bigger.
STEP 4: Assemble the box. You will need to attach the front and back pieces together using the flaps found on the front piece. I used my tape roller to adhere those pieces as well as the bottom pieces. Fold the bottom together so the last flap to close, the one that will be on the outside, is coming from the front piece. This way, when you look at the treat box from the front, the bottom will lay nicely.
STEP 5: Fill the box with goodies, a gift card, or both! Close the box by folding the collar pieces and bringing them to the front. Line up the holes on the collar pieces with the holes on the front of the sweater. It was easiest for me to tie the boxes shut if I laid them on their backs.
The treat boxes are complete and ready to be gifted! I’ll be back tomorrow with the last project in this year’s series “12 Days of DIY Holiday Crafting”. Wahoo! I hope everyone has a great weekend. If you are crafting for Christmas, I wish you all speedy hands. I know I still need to whip up a couple gifts this weekend along with some serious cookie baking! Busy- but very fun weekend ahead. :)
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