Grab the free pattern or SVG cut file to create your own St. Patrick’s Day treat boxes!
Good morning! Today I have cute St. Patrick’s Day treat boxes to share with you! These milk carton 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 see in.
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. At the end of the post, you can download the free printable PDF pattern or grab the free SVG cut files to create the boxes with your cutting machine!
Supplies Needed for St. Patrick’s Day Treat Boxes:
- Free printable pattern or free SVG cut file – located at the end of this post
- Heavy weight decorative paper.
- I used double-sided paper from Authentique Paper’s Clover Collection. “Clover Four” and “Clover Five”
- Craft Plastic – I used Grafix Clear Craft Plastic .007 Thickness
- Adhesive – I used 1/4″ Scor-Tape
- Ribbon or bakers twine
- Cutting machine OR scissors, X-Acto knife and mat, scoring board and stylus
Step One: 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. Cut each piece out, using an X-Acto knife and cutting mat to cut out the shamrock window.
If you have a cutting machine, you can use the SVG cutting file to cut out the pieces. I have a Cricut so these directions are for using Cricut Design Space. When you import the SVG file into Design Space, you will need to change the score lines from cut lines to scoring lines and attach them to the correct piece. First, select all and ungroup. Then ungroup the two box layers and ungroup the two score line layers. 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. I love using a scoring board and stylus for this to get nice crisp fold lines. Score lines are built into the SVG file, so if your cutting machine has a scoring tool, like the Cricut Explore, it will do this step for you. Fold along the score lines.
Step Three: Attach clear plastic (or colored paper) to the back of each shamrock or four-leaf clover window. I use a 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. I also used glue on the sharp points of the shamrock design so they wouldn’t stick up.
Step Four: Assemble the box. Adhere the two pieces together using an adhesive. Again, I used my 1/4″ Scor-Tape.
Fold in the bottom of the box as shown in the pictures below.
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!
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 :)
Download Shamrock Treat Box PDF Pattern.pdf
Shamrock-Treat-Box-PDF-Pattern.pdf - 814 KB Download Four Leaf Clover Treat Box PDF Pattern.pdf
Four-Leaf-Clover-Treat-Box-PDF-Pattern.pdf - 812 KB Download Shamrock Treat Box SVG Cut File.svg
Shamrock-Treat-Box-SVG-Cut-File.svg - 10 KB Download Four Leaf Clover Treat Box SVG Cut File.svg
Four-Leaf-Clover-Treat-Box-SVG-Cut-File.svg - 10 KB
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