Create a unique bridal shower favor with these DIY Dress Treat Boxes. A fun paper craft printable that comes in 40 colors to match your event!
Earlier in the week I shared the bridal dress treat boxes I created that are now available as a digital download in my Etsy shop. I am excited to share with you today my DIY Dress Treat Boxes that come in lace and a solid color. These are the perfect compliment to my bride boxes, and the best part – they are available in 40 beautiful colors!
These boxes are not just ideal for weddings, they also make the sweetest gift boxes for birthdays or holidays. School dances, Prom, Oscar parties, birthday parties…there are so many possibilities! They are easy to assemble, especially after you make the first one and get the hang of it. If these are for a wedding shower, grab all the bridesmaids and have a DIY crafty night! Cutting the boxes out takes the longest, but is also the perfect activity while streaming your favorite Netflix show. ;)
As I mentioned above, these boxes come in 40 different colors. You can download the color swatch sheets at the bottom of this post. If you are trying to match a specific dress color, I recommend printing the color swatch sheets on whatever printer you plan on using to print the boxes. Then you can match the dress color to the swatch sheet and know which color to select! I was surprised at how different the colors were from each of my printers, so definitely print them using the printer you will be using – even if you are printing at a print shop. If color matching isn’t an issue, pick whatever color you like!
Below is the tutorial for assembling the boxes!
Supplies Needed For DIY Dress Treat Boxes
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- DIY Dress Treat Box Printable – available in my Etsy Shop!
- White paper for printing –
- I use 110lb Neenah White Paper. It goes on sale on Amazon every so often and you can get a ream for under $10
- Scor-Tape or Glue Stick
- I use Scor-Tape – it has a super strong hold, perfect for these treat boxes. It is less expensive than tape runners and holds a little better than glue sticks
- Scoring Board and Stylus *optional
- You can fold the treat box by hand but a scoring board and stylus are great for when you are making a lot of these. They also help make the folds crisp and smooth.
- Embellishments *optional
- You can decorate the dress boxes with rhinestones, beads, fabric flowers, sequins, etc. I used these flowers by Offray. You can find lots of different colors at Joann Fabrics.
- Tacky Glue – used for embellishments
How to Assemble the Boxes
Step One: Cut out the treat box.
Step Two: Score the fold lines. Using a scoring board and stylus will create a crisp and smooth fold line. The diagram below shows the fold lines!
Step Three: Fold along the fold lines as shown below.
Fold the top of the box sides down.
Step Four: Apply adhesive to the tabs (the tabs are white). I use Scor-Tape because it is an affordable option that has a very strong hold – perfect for these boxes! I have also used Elmer’s Craft Bond glue sticks.
I apply the Scor-Tape and trim the corners at a diagonal to match the tabs.
Cut along the gray line on each tab as shown below. You can do this before or after applying the adhesive to the tabs. I usually do it after because I found that is easiest for me.
Step Five: Time to assemble the box! Attach the tabs to the front and back of the box working with one side first and then repeat for the other side.
Step Six: The box is ready to be used as is but you may also decide to add decorations. I used these tiny fabric flowers from Joann Fabrics and added them to the belt of each treat box. I brought my treat box to Joann’s to pick a flower that matched. You could also purchase the decorations first and then pick the box color!
The boxes are finished and ready to be filled with sweet treats, small gifts, or gift cards! Make all of your boxes the same or mix and match colors! They look so cute on their own, as well as in a group!
*My boxes were made using 110lb cardstock. This made my boxes sturdy enough to hold a small bag of candy without any problems. If you are planning on making a bunch of these, I’d recommend testing one out to make sure the cardstock you choose to use is strong enough to hold the treat you want to use! This is really only an issue when using candy or treats that can get heavy.
Below are some of the dress boxes in different color options. The bride and groom treat boxes coordinate with these dress treat boxes and are sold in a separate listing. I’ll be back later this week to finish up this little treat box collection with the menswear groom boxes!
Download the color swatch sheets to help you choose which color you’d like to purchase from my Etsy Shop. Remember to use the same printer you plan on using for printing the boxes if color matching is very important to you. Every printer will print slightly differently :)