Create cute candy treat boxes with this free pattern and cut file. These versatile treat boxes use two sheets of scrapbook paper. They are perfect for birthdays, holidays and parties!
Good morning! Today I have a tutorial for these sweet little candy treat boxes! I love how these turned out! They are endlessly customizable and the perfect size for small candies and goodies. Each box is made with two different decorative papers and you can mix and match and pretty much make a treat box for any occasion! I created the treat boxes above to have a “farmhouse” feel using wood-grain paper matched with pretty florals.
Below you can see two more boxes I made using the same pattern, this time with festive birthday papers from the DCWV paperstack called “Confetti”. I created these using the SVG cut file and my Cricut cutting machine. The cutting machine makes it easy to create the peekaboo window and the scalloped edges on the box’s lid.
These next two boxes use the same template and paper from the DCWV paper stack “Joie de Vivre”. The lemon box was created slightly differently – instead of a scalloped edge on the lid, it has straight edges, making it easier to put together if you are using the PDF pattern. I used an X-Acto knife to cut out the peekaboo window.
Below you can follow the tutorial to create your own DIY Candy Boxes. If you make any of these, I’d really love to see them! Tag me with the hashtag #bugaboocityblog or @bugaboocity :) The link to the free pattern (SVG cut file and PDF) can be found at the end of this post.
DIY Candy Treat Box
- 2 sheets of scrapbook paper – it needs to be thick, it cannot be the thin scrapbook paper
- Grafix clear craft plastic– 1.75″ x 3.75 “
- EK Tools Scoring Board and stylus
- 1/4″ Scor Tape Adhesive
- For PDF Pattern: scissors, X-Acto knife and mat
- For SVG Cut File: Cutting machine, scoring tool, standard mat
- Free Pattern or SVG Cut File – Links located in my Resource Library
Step One: The first thing you will need to do is cut the cardstock into the treat box pieces. For these farmhouse-themed boxes I used gorgeous floral paper from BoBunny (from the collections “Petal Lane” and Felicity”). The darker woodgrain piece of paper is from Simple Stories (Elm/Cream Ledger).
You can cut the cardstock by hand-using the PDF pattern or using the SVG cut file and your cutting machine. If cutting by hand you can use a scissors to cut out all 4 pieces and then use an X-Acto knife and mat to cut out the peekaboo window and the three slots.
Step Two: I cut this treat box out using my Cricut Explore and used the Cricut scoring tool to mark all of my score lines. I like to go over my score lines again with my scoring board and stylus because it gives my treat boxes a smooth and crisp fold line. The great thing about using the scoring tool on my Cricut, is my score lines are all marked and it is easy to go back over them with the scoring board.
If you cut your treat box out by hand you will want to score all of the fold lines using the pattern as a guide. You can mark these, prior to scoring, lightly with a pencil on the wrong side or with little tick marks at the top of each scoring line.
Fold along the score lines.
Step Three: Attach the craft plastic to the inside of the lid using 1/4″ Scor-Tape. You could also try using a glue stick or a tape runner. I am a huge fan of Scor-Tape – especially for my treat boxes – because it has such a strong hold, it isn’t messy and it is inexpensive. One roll lasts a long time!
Once the craft plastic is added to the lid, it’s time to attach the two side flaps to the lid. I used my 1/4″ Scor-Tape again.
Step Four: Once the lid is complete, it is time to attach it to the box. Place a row of Scor-Tape along the back flap of the lid on the right side as show below. Attach this to the back of the treat box. You can tell which side of the treat box is the back because the tiny opening where the lid latches in is closer to the front end than the back end.
Fold in the sides of the boxes as shown below and use tiny pieces of Scor-Tape to secure them. I always fold in the back of the box first and then the front so that from the front the side of the box looks the neatest.
Fold the tiny tab at the point of the lid.
The treat boxes are finished! You can close the lid of the treat box by folding the lid around to the front and tucking it into the tiny opening. The sides will slip into the openings on each side. These boxes will fit 6 Lindt tuffles. One bag of Lindt truffles usually has about 12 pieces so you can fill two boxes with one bag! :)
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! These little candy boxes make such sweet gifts. Tie a ribbon or twine around them and embelish them as much as you want! I’ve already used these for a few different gifts and they are quickly becoming a go-to treat box for me!
Download the Free File! This freebie is in my Resource Library. The PDF is under Paper Patterns, Treat Boxes. You’ll find the SVG cut file under SVG Cut Files, Paper Treat Boxes. Enter your first name and email to get the password to download this file. You’ll also have a chance to sign up for my newsletter to receive fun craft tutorials, tips, updates and more FREE files to help make crafting something special and unique easier!
Papers Used: Farmhouse Treat Boxes: BoBunny (“Felicity” and “Petal Lane” collections) and Simple Stories (Elm/Cream Ledger). Birthday Treat Boxes: DCWV Paperstack “Confetti”. Fruit Treat Boxes: DCWV Paperstack “Joie de Vivre”.