Create a wedding dress treat box – perfect for bridal shower party favors, wedding favors, and gift boxes. Fill them with sweet treats, small gifts or gift cards. Ten wedding gown styles to choose from.
Today I’m excited to share with you these sweet little DIY Wedding Dress Treat Boxes as part of Wedding Week here at BugabooCity! This has been an on-going project I’ve really enjoyed creating. It combines lots of things I love – weddings, paper crafts and pattern designing. Plus, it’s a treat box, and if you follow me, you’ll know I love creating those!
A wedding dress treat box, or favor box, is not really something new but instead of just a generic white dress I decided to create all different styles so the boxes become something really custom and special that fits the bride and her style perfectly.
Use these boxes as favors at a bridal shower or as gift boxes to hold a gift card or a special small gift. The boxes are available as digital downloads in my Etsy Shop – there are 10 different designs total, each has their own listing so they are in instant digital download. You’ll find pretty lace dresses in white and ivory, glamorous beaded dresses, ruched and floral dresses, as well as simple white and ivory dresses. Print them on cardstock on your home computer or your favorite local printer, and once assembled, they are ready to use. If you want to add a bit more glam to the boxes, you can add adhesive rhinestones or small fabric flowers – all of which can be found at your local craft store.
I also have groom treat boxes available in 12 different menswear options, as well as dress boxes that are perfect for bridesmaid boxes. You can create an entire little wedding party in treat boxes! I’ll be posting about these boxes later this week!
The bridal wedding dresses are perfect for holding candy, macaroons, gift cards and small gifts like jewelry. I loved creating all of the different bridal dress styles and my hope is that if you are looking to make a wedding dress treat box, one of my boxes will be a perfect fit for your bride and her style.
Below is the tutorial for assembling the boxes!
Supplies Needed For Wedding Dress Treat Boxes
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- Wedding 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. A scoring guide is included with the instant digital download of each wedding dress.
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, especially if filled with candy that can get heavy! 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 this makes applying the Scor-tape easier.
Step Five: Time to assemble the box! Attach the tabs to the front and back of the box, working on 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 and sticky-back rhinestones from Joann Fabrics and added them to the belt of my treat boxes. 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, treats or gifts that can get heavy.
Below are some of the other bridal dress options! The groom and colored dress treat boxes coordinate with these dress treat boxes and are a separate listing. I’ll be back later this week to share those! :)