Hello Crafty Friends! It’s the 6th day of my annual “12 Days of Holiday Crafts” series! Surprising friends and family with thoughtful gifts is such a fun part of the holiday season. Today I’m sharing a sweet handmade gift box that is perfect for holding sweet treats and small gifts.
This country Christmas gift box is a printable that is both quick and simple to assemble. Print the box on white cardstock to create a sturdy box that measures 3.5″ by 3.5″ when finished. The box is a great size for treats like cookies as well as small gifts like ornaments.
I created this box using a farmhouse scene I hand drew and painted with watercolor. It was a fun painting project that looks so cute decorating the sides of these boxes!
I love creating treat boxes for the holidays and have so many fun tutorials and printable boxes! Handmade boxes are such a sweet way to gift something special! I have tutorials for cut-out boxes you can make on your Cricut as well as other printable boxes and even boxes that can be colored!
Printable Country Christmas Boxes
- Cardstock to print on – I used 110lb White Neenah Index
- Paper trimmer
- Scoring board
- Strong Adhesive – I used 1/2″ Scor Tape double-sided tape
Assembling the Gift Box
Step One: Print and cut out the box pieces. Start by printing out the box on white cardstock. Each box prints on two pieces of paper. Cut each part out using a paper trimmer and scissors.
Step Two: Score and fold the box and tabs. I like to use a scoring board to get nice crisp folds. I used the edge of the bone folder to go over the scored lines. This helps the pieces of the box lay nice and flat, especially on top.
Step Three: Attach the two box pieces together. Use double-sided tape, or another strong adhesive to adhere the two box pieces together along the tabs.
Step Four: Fold the bottom of the box in as shown in the picture below. The top of the box folds in and creates a neat spiral design. There is no need for tape to hold the box closed, though you can use twine to tie a bow around the box.
The box is finished! Ready to be filled with treats, sweets and special small gifts!
If you are using the box to hold something heavy, cut a piece of chipboard, just slightly smaller than 3.5″ square and set it in the bottom of the box. This adds a lot of stability to the box. If you are filling the box with food items, I recommend wrapping them in something as the box will most likely be made from cardstock that is not food safe.
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