On the First Day of a Crafty Christmas….
If you have been visiting my blog for a while, you know I have a deep love for crafting treat boxes. It is by far my favorite project to paper craft! Today I have a brand new free printable treat box perfect for the holidays! This Cozy Cabin Treat Box is ideal for holding holiday treats and cozy munchies. Try not cutting out the windows and use this as a fun gift box. Wouldn’t it be perfect for warm wool socks or a handmade ornament? I also have a few of these set up around the house for decoration!
You only need a few supplies to create these boxes. Besides the free printable you’ll find at the end of this post, you’ll need a bit of craft plastic, a scoring board and Scor-Tape. My treat box crafting world was turned upside down in the best way when I discovered Scor-Tape! Before discovering this adhesive, I’d been using glue sticks and tape runners for my treat boxes. The glue sticks felt too clumsy to use on such small sections and the tape runners weren’t strong enough – plus, they didn’t last long!
Scor-Tape is both super strong and it lasts a long time. It comes in rolls of 27 yards – I usually use the 1/4″ roll for my boxes. The tape is paper-backed so you can simply tear it, though I still like to use my scissors to cut it so I have neat edges. Since I love Scor-Tape so much, I am excited to share an amazing bundle of Scor-Tape with one lucky winner in today’s giveaway – the first giveaway in my 12 Days of a Crafty Christmas Series! You can enter the giveaway at the end of this post! I’ll have a few more giveaways throughout the series so be on the lookout! :)
The free printable is available at the end of this post in two different sizes!
Supplies Needed for DIY Log Cabin Holiday Treat Box
**Links to products I used are at the end of the post**
- Free printable (located in blue at the end of this post)
- Cardstock – I print my boxes on 110lb white paper
- X-Acto Knife and cutting mat
- Scoring board and stylus
- Craft Plastic
- Scor-Tape – I used 1/4″
- Gelly Roll Stardust Clear Pen
Step One: Print the free printable treat boxes on white cardstock. I use 110lb Neena Bright White paper. Cut out the two pieces using a scissors.
Step Two: Using an X-Acto knife, cut out the windows, notches and handles. I use a ruler and line my X-Acto knife up against it to get a nice, straight cut. You can choose to not cut out the windows and leave them yellow :)
Step Three: 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: It’s time to start assembling the box! Adhere the two pieces together along the tabs using 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!
Don’t forget to enter the Scor-Pal Prize Pack giveaway at the end of this post!
If you can’t wait to try out Scor-Tape, check out Scor-Pal’s Black Friday sale! Everything in their store is 20% off through Sunday with the discount code BLKFDAY :)
I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 2 of a Crafty Christmas!
*Download the free printables below by clicking on the blue link. Save to your desktop and print at 100%.
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*My “12 Days of a Crafty Christmas” logo was created using Maggie Malloy’s beautiful Sewing Logo Templates*