Learn how to make a cozy cabin treat box using my free printable boxes, available in two sizes. These cute boxes are perfect for holding small gifts and treats this holiday season!
On the First Day of a Crafty Christmas….
Hello Crafty Friends! It’s the first day of my annual series “12 Days of Holiday Crafts” and today I’m sharing these cute cozy cabin treat boxes! They are perfect for holding small gifts like ornaments and cozy wool socks or treats and sweets like homemade cookies. These boxes also make a fun holiday decoration for your home.
Cozy Cabin Treat Boxes
- White cardstock to print on – I printed on 110lb white index paper
- Thin Clear Craft Plastic
- Paper Trimmer and/or scissors
- 1/8″ Hole punch
- Scoring Board
- Craft knife or X-acto knife
- Double sided tape, I used 1/4″ Scor-Tape
- Gelly Roll Stardust Clear Pen
- Free printables – directions for downloading the files are at the end of this post.
Step by Step Tutorial
Step One: Print the free printable treat boxes on white cardstock. I use 110lb white index paper, but use whatever cardstock works well with your printer. Try to use a weight of at least 65lbs but you will find the heavier the paper the more sturdy your boxes will be. Cut out the two pieces using a scissors.
Step Two: Cut out the windows, notches and handles. Use a craft knife and a self healing mat to cut out the windows. I use a ruler and line my X-Acto knife up against it to get a nice, straight cut. You can choose not to cut out the windows and leave them yellow :)
Step Three: Cover the windows with craft plastic. Once everything is cut out, it is time to cover the windows with craft plastic. I used my Scor-Tape to adhere the craft plastic onto the back side of the treat box pieces.
Step Four: Score along the fold lines. Using a scoring board and stylus will create nice, crisp fold lines. The diagram below shows where you should score the pieces.
Fold along your score lines.
Step Five: Assemble the box! Adhere the two pieces together along the tabs using double-sided tape. I used Score-Tape.
Fold the bottom in.
If you plan to fill the box with any goodies that are on the heavy side, I recommend taping the bottom of the box from the inside. This will prevent the box from opening up.
After I assembled my boxes, I decided to add a little glitter to the roof of my boxes. I used a clear Gelly Roll Stardust pen and traced all the scallops on the roof. I think it adds a nice little shimmer and dresses up the boxes!
The Cozy Cabin treat boxes are finished! Fill them up with chocolates, a s’mores kit, or cookies! Don’t cut out the windows and use this as a gift box or decoration!
How to Download the Cozy Cabin Treat Boxes
Download the Free File! This freebie is in my Resource Library under Christmas or Free Printables, 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!