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Color-Your-Own Gingerbread House Treat Box

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Grab the free printables and color-your-own gingerbread house treat box! A fun holiday activity for any age and the perfect gift wrapping for sweet treats and small gifts!

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A coloring page featuring a gingerbread house treat box lays next a cup of markers and two assembled gingerbread house boxes.

On the Eleventh Day of a Crafty Christmas…My 12 Days of a Crafty Christmas series is nearing the end! But I have a couple more fun projects to share with you like’s today’s Color-Your-Own Gingerbread House Box! Not only do you get to have some paper crafting fun, but you get to color it too!

Two gingerbread house boxes that have been colored with marker sit on a table surrounded by candy.

This box actually came about because my kids kept trying to color my Cozy Cabin Treat Boxes from earlier in this series. I figured why not give them a box they can go crazy with! I used the exact same pattern as my cabin boxes but drew a gingerbread house in place of the cozy cabin. They had a ton of fun coloring them and so did I!

Three gingerbread house boxes colored in by children.

Color-Your-Own Gingerbread House Box

Supplies Needed

Printable coloring pages with gingerbread house templates printed on them lay next to markers and double-sided tape.

Step One: Print the coloring pages onto white cardstock. I used 110lb index cardstock but you can use whatever paper weight works best with your printer. I do find thicker paper works better for treat boxes.

Step Two: Time to color! Color in the treat boxes. You can color them in traditional red and green colors or mix it up and try rainbow colors, neon colors and more!

Coloring page with a gingerbread house box template on it.

Two coloring pages with gingerbread box templates colored in pink.

When I colored these boxes with my kids, we all used crayons. I later colored a couple more with my Crayola Fine Line Markers which worked really well. 

After my pages were colored with markers, I wanted to add a little glitz to them! I used my clear Gelly Roll Stardust Pen and colored anywhere I wanted there to be sparkle! Pretty much all of the white icing areas. It gives such a nice sparkle without the mess of actual glitter.

Gingerbread house treat box colored in with marker and glittery pens.

Step Three: Cut out the two box pieces using a scissors. 

Four box pieces for gingerbread houses colored and cut out.

After the two pieces have been cut out with scissors, use your X-Acto knife or craft knife to carefully cut out the notch and the handle on each piece. If you are making these with kids to display, rather than fill with treats or gifts, skip this step!

A craft knife cuts out the handle on the top of the gingerbread house.

A gingerbread house piece with the notches and handle are cut out.

Step Four: Score the box along the score lines. Check out the diagram below to know where to score. The picture shows my cozy cabin box which is the exact same except for the cut out windows. Fold along the score lines.

Diagram showing score lines in pink.

The box pieces are scored using a stylus on a scoring board.

The gingerbread house pieces are folded along the score lines.

Step Five: Use double-sided tape to adhere the box together along the tabs. I used 1/4″ Scor-Tape which is nice and strong so the boxes stay together. 

Two box pieces are attached using adhesive on the tabs.

The boxes are formed, the top and bottom of the boxes remain open.

Once the box is together, fold in the bottom. You can tape the bottom from the inside of the box so the box is more study.

The bottom of the gingerbread house about to be folded in and formed.

The bottom of the gingerbread box assembled.

When I made these for my kids, I taped the box together on the outside to make it super strong. I knew they’d be playing with it and not care if tape was visible!

The bottom of the gingerbread box taped together.

If you are using the box as a treat box, you can close the box using the notches and the box is finished and ready to be filled with treats! If the box is not intended to be opened, you can tuck the two pieces that would have been notched underneath the handle. Tape the top of the box closed.

A gingerbread house box colored in with marker.

These boxes were a lot of fun to make and so much fun to color with my kids! I have to thank them for the great idea! :)

Two gingerbread house boxes that have been colored with marker sit on a table surrounded by candy.

I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 12 of a Crafty Christmas! For all those following along with my series, thank you! I hope you are having fun and feeling as festive as I am!

Check out my other gingerbread house craft tutorials! You can also view my other coloring pages projects including my Color Your Own Easter Basket and Fairy Coloring Pages!

Happy Crafting! -Kim

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    1. Hi! The gingerbread house printable is in my Resource Library under “Christmas” or “Printables, Treat Boxes”. You’ll find the link to the library toward the bottom of the post under the “Free Download” section. There is also a link to my Resource Library at the top of my site. I’ll also include it here: https://www.craftingcheerfully.com/library/. You’ll need to enter your email to get the password. Please let me know if you have any trouble finding it once in the library :)

  1. This is so very cute. Thank you for sharing your creativity and generosity in providing a printable
    Merry Christmas

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