How to Make a Square Treat Box

Homemade card and DIY box by Natalie Lapakko with Eastern Beauty stamps and Naturally Eclectic DSP from Stampin' Up!

How to Make a Square Treat Box

It’s lovely to let your friends know how much you care by giving them a homemade card. It’s even more lovely to give them a coordinating box filled with their favorite treats! This square treat box and coordinating card could be just the thing to brighten someone’s day!

Homemade card and DIY box by Natalie Lapakko with Eastern Beauty stamps and Naturally Eclectic DSP from Stampin' Up! Color inspiration: Fresh Fig, Peekaboo Peach, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Night of Navy

Homemade card and DIY square treat box by Natalie Lapakko with Eastern Beauty stamps and Naturally Eclectic DSP from Stampin' Up!

Treat Box Tutorial

The final dimensions of this little treat box are 2″ (5 cm) cubed. It seems small, but it fits a surprising number of chocolates inside. Yum!

Treat box tutotiral by Natalie Lapakko with Eastern Beauty stamps and Naturally Eclectic DSP from Stampin' Up!

Box Bottom

  1. First, cut a 6 x 6″ (15 x 15 cm) piece of cardstock or DSP.  In this example, I used Fresh Fig cardstock.
  2. Next, score four lines, each one 2″ (5 cm) from the outer edge of the square.
  3. On the bottom left corner, cut along either side of the score mark to make a wide slit. Round the corner as shown in the diagram.
  4. Turn the paper 90 degrees, then repeat step 3 for each corner until you have a pinwheel shape.
  5. Crease along all the score lines, then fold the box into the correct shape.
  6. Use liquid glue or tear tape to adhere the box flaps together. If you use liquid glue, you may have to hold it for a few moments to get it to stick.
  7. I decorated the sides of my box with Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper squares cut at 1-7/8″ (14.7 cm). I did this instead of making the box itself out of DSP because I wanted all the stripes to be vertical.

Box Top

  1. First, cut a 4 x 4″ (10 x 10 cm) piece of cardstock or DSP.  In this example, I used Fresh Fig cardstock.
  2. Next, score four lines, each one just shy of 1″ (2.5 cm) from the outer edge of the square. This “just shy” amount is what lets the lid fit over the bottom of the box!
  3. On the bottom left corner, cut along either side of the score mark to make a wide slit. Round the corner as shown in the diagram.
  4. Turn the paper 90 degrees, then repeat step 3 for each corner until you have a pinwheel shape.
  5. Crease along all the score lines, then fold the box into the correct shape.
  6. Use liquid glue or tear tape to adhere the box flaps together. If you use liquid glue, you may have to hold it for a few moments to get it to stick.
  7. Decorate the lid!

I used a Pool Party scalloped circle cut using Layering Circle Framelit Dies and a stitched circle cut from watercolor paper using Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies. I stamped the watercolor paper with a sentiment from Eastern Beauty stamps, embossed it with white, then added a watercolor wash in Tranquil Tide. I also added some fun embellishments: a Tranquil Tide Mini Tassel and a Lemon Lime Twist Bitty Bow!

Card Directions

I love having a coordinating card to go with my treats! This one has a really simple layout, but is still really stunning!

  1. First, cut a Fresh Fig card base.
  2. Next, cut a Fresh Fig panel 1/8″ (0.6 cm) smaller than the card base. Emboss this panel with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder. Adhere this layer to the card base.
  3. Cut a piece of Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper 2″ (5 cm) tall and the same width as the card base.
  4. Stamp the sentiment from the Eastern Beauty stamp set onto watercolor paper with VersaMark ink.
  5. Sprinkle the sentiment with white embossing powder, tap off any excess, then heat it with a heat tool until the powder melts.
  6. Die cut a circle shape around the sentiment using a Stitched Shapes Framelit die.
  7. Add a watercolor wash in Tranquil Tide to the circle. Let it dry (or use the heat tool to speed up the process).
  8. Die cut a coordinating scalloped circle shape from Pool Party cardstock using Layering Circle Framelit dies.
  9. Arrange the circles and the DSP stripe. I decided that I only wanted the scallops to show on the top of the sentiment, so I tucked the scalloped circle behind the DSP. Adhere everything together.
  10. Add a Tranquil Tide Mini Tassel and a Lemon Lime Twist Bitty Bow. The box comes with a little dimensional on the back that fits perfectly inside the ring at the top of the tassel, so the bow is holding the tassel on.
  11. Give it to a friend!

Homemade card and DIY square treat box by Natalie Lapakko with Eastern Beauty stamps and Naturally Eclectic DSP from Stampin' Up!

Updates!

I made some updates to my post earlier this week about Vellum Cover Cards.

  • I added two additional card examples that didn’t really need their own separate post.
  • I added a tutorial to show a visual representation of the card dimensions.
  • I fixed the metric dimensions. Anyone who tried using them before would have ended up with kind of a funny shaped card: sorry about that!

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Materials

Cardstock: Fresh Fig, Pool Party (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: VersaMark, Tranquil Tide (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Eastern Beauty (c) Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies, Layering Circle Framelit Dies (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: Mini Tassels Assortment, 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows, white embossing powder, heat tool, paintbrush or Aqua Painter (c) Stampin’ Up!

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2 thoughts on “How to Make a Square Treat Box”

  1. Love your colour choices Natalie and the box is a perfectly useful size. Thanks for your detailed and clear instructions.

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