Celebrate teachers and educators with this sweet printable Thank You Teacher box! It’s perfect for holding something special like treats, gift cards and more!
Hello Crafty Friends! Teacher Appreciation week is right around the corner, coming up the first week of May. We love to gift our teachers and educators with a little something special during this week so I created a printable box. It’s perfect for holding small gifts, treats and gift cards.
I plan to use these boxes for Teacher Appreciation Day but they would also be great for the beginning of the school year or last day of school. They are simple to assemble, you’ll just need something to cut out the printable boxes with and some adhesive. I also like to use a scoring board since it helps create smooth and crisp fold lines.
The boxes fold closed on the top and bottom creating a beautiful design on the top as the different school-themed patterns come together. The box will stay closed on its own, but you can add ribbon as decoration. I love any excuse to use my ruler-printed ribbon so I added a bit of it around each box.
Below is the tutorial for assembling the box. If you are looking for more school-themed crafts, be sure to check out my Crafts for School page. You’ll spot the ruler ribbon in a number of the projects :)
How to Make a Gift Box for Teacher Gifts
- My Printable Teacher Box from my Shop
- White cardstock to print on – I used 110lb White Index.
- Scissors and Paper Trimmer
- Scoring Board
- Adhesive – I used 1/2″ Scor-Tape
- Ruler Ribbon
Step by Step Tutorial
Step One: Purchase and download my printable teacher boxes from my shop. They come with a PDF picture tutorial that is ad-free :)
Step Two: Print the box on white cardstock and cut the pieces out. I printed my boxes on 110lb white index paper which is nice and sturdy and still works with my printer. Choose cardstock that is at least 65lb or higher.
Cut the pieces out. I use a paper trimmer for the straight edges and a scissors for the rest.
Step Three: Score the box along the fold lines. They are marked on each piece but you can also check the scoring guide included with the file. Gently fold along the score lines then use a bone folder to go over the folded edges making them nice and crisp.
Step Four: Use double-sided tape on the tabs to form the box. Apply adhesive, I used 1/2″ Scor-Tape, to the two tabs. Then connect the two box pieces using the tabs.
Step Five: Close the bottom of the box. The pieces overlap to close the bottom of the box as pictured below. If you know you will be putting something heavy in the box, I recommend adding a piece of chipboard or cardboard to the bottom of the box. Cut it to measure 3.5″ x 3.5″ and set it into the box before filling it.
Step Six: Fill the box will something special then decorate with ruler ribbon! After placing your gift inside, close the box by layering the top pieces over one another to form a pretty spiral. I added cute ruler ribbon for fun!
The boxes are finished and ready to be gifted to a special teacher!