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DIY St. Patrick’s Day Treat Boxes – Free Pattern and Cut File

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Create St. Patrick’s Day Treat Boxes with this free template and SVG but file! Boxes feature a fun shamrock and four-leaf clover cut-out!

Green St. Patrick's Day milk carton treat boxes with shamrock windows sit next to gold coins and paper shamrocks.

Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing DIY St. Patrick’s Day Treat Boxes. These milk carton-style boxes are perfect for holding sweet treats and small gifts. I found these beautiful clover papers from Authentique Paper. These boxes are slightly smaller than my usual milk carton boxes. This way I can create each box from just one sheet of  12″ x 12″ paper. I love the peekaboo windows on the front and back of each box. You can fill the windows in with colored paper or use clear craft plastic so you can peek in.

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I created two different box designs. One features a shamrock and the other a four-leaf clover. Below you’ll find the tutorial for assembling the boxes. You can download the free printable PDF pattern from my Resource Library or grab the free SVG cut files to create the boxes with your cutting machine!

Three shamrock treat boxes sit in a row in different shades of green decorative paper.

DIY St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

I love crafting for this holiday and have some fun DIY projects on my blog!

St. Patrick’s Day Treat Boxes

Supplies Needed

Sheets of St. Patrick's Day-themed scrapbook paper, a scissors and double-sided tape.

Step by Step Tutorial St. Patrick’s Day Treat Boxes

Step One: Cut out the treat box pieces.

PDF Pattern: Download the free printable pattern or cut file. If you are using the PDF pattern, cut out the pattern pieces and trace them onto the backside of your decorative paper. Draw in the fold lines using a ruler and pencil. Carefully cut the peek-through window out using a craft knife and cutting mat. The curves of these shapes may be tricky with a craft knife, so you can always skip the window. The boxes are cute on their own, especially if you are using green or St. Patrick’s Day-themed papers.

A sheet of green paper on a Cricut cutting mat lays next to a treat box cut from shamrock paper.

SVG Cut File: Use the SVG cut file with your cutting machine. I created these boxes with a Cricut Explore, so the following directions are for Cricut Design Space, but they will be similar for other cutting machines!

Import the SVG file. This file comes with score lines. If your machine does not have the option to score, delete these. If your machine can score, change the cut lines to score lines. To do this, first select the entire project and “Ungroup”. Repeat this by ungrouping the two box pieces and ungrouping the score lines. If you ungroup the score line layers second, they will lay on top of everything, making it easier to see them. Change the lines from “cut” to “score”.  Attach each set of score lines to the box layer it matches and you should be all ready to cut! Size the boxes to about 7″ tall to fit both parts of the box on one 12″x12″ sheet of paper. Don’t forget to add your scoring tool before cutting!

Step Two:  Score the fold lines.

Score along the fold lines then fold. If your cutting machine has a scoring tool, like the Cricut Explore, it will do this step for you. 

Paper for treat box is scored on a scoring board.

Two pieces of paper that form the treat box are folded along their score lines.

Step Three: Attach clear plastic (or colored paper) to the back of each shamrock or four-leaf clover window.

Adhere clear craft plastic behind the peek-through windows. I used thin craft plastic by Grafix, which works really well for treat boxes. Cut a square slightly larger than the shape but not too big that it will cover your fold lines. I attached mine with Scor-Tape around the edges of the craft plastic and added glue to the sharp points of the shamrock design so they wouldn’t stick up.

Paper treat box pieces with shamrock cut out windows lay next to double-sided tape and a glue stick.

A piece of clear craft plastic is adhered over the shamrock cut out.

Step Four: Assemble the box.

Adhere the two pieces together using an adhesive on the tabs. Again, I used my 1/4″ Scor-Tape.

Double-sided tape is applied to the tabs of the treat box.

 

The sides of the treat box are attached to form a box with the bottom still open.

Fold in the bottom of the box as shown in the pictures below.

Bottom of the treat box showing the bottom flap then side flaps folded in.

The bottom of the box is closed.

St. Patrick's Day treat box with top open; box has a shamrock-shaped window.

Step Five: Fill the box with sweet treats or special gifts.

You can wrap your items in colored tissue paper or let the treat be visible through the shamrock cut-outs. Tie the boxes closed with decorative ribbon or bakers twine! The boxes are finished!

The top of the treat box is closed with black and white Baker's Twine.

Three shamrock treat boxes sit in a row in different shades of green decorative paper.

Two St. Patrick's Day treat boxes made from themed paper have shamrock windows in the front.

I love how cute these little boxes turned out! This is a great project for fun St. Patrick’s Day papers or even just beautiful green card stock! I’ll be back soon with another St. Patrick’s Day craft idea :)

Free Download

Download the Free File! This freebie is in my Resource Library. The PDF is under St. Patrick’s Day and also 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!

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