Home DIY Projects + Tutorials Easy Treat Baskets

While I personally love creating small treat boxes I don’t post many here because I know that, for most couples, cutting out and assembling 100+ boxes can be a real drag. In most cases it’s just easier to buy pre-assembled boxes. When I can share treat packaging that requires little cutting and easy assembly, I’m all over it. To the blog I go! And, well, here I am with this easy treat basket. Ok, it’s not a box but it’s a great way to present Jelly Bellys, chocolates or other small munchies. It takes about 3 minutes to cut and assemble and you can get 4 baskets per 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″ scrapbook paper. Supplies Need

  • Cardstock or heavy scrapbook paper, cut to 6″ x 6″
  • Scoring tool (bone folder or paper cutter with a scoring blade)
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon

Directions

  1. Score each piece of 6″x6″ piece of paper at 2″ and at 4″ in both directions (horizontally and vertically). You’ll end up with score marks in a tic-tac-toe pattern.
  2. Now score each of the 4 corner pieces, diagonally, from tip towards the middle.
  3. Punch holes in each of the corners, about 1/8″ or so from the tips.
  4. Fold all of the scores towards the middle. The corner pieces should come in towards the center.
  5. Thread some ribbon through the holes. Place your goodies inside. Tie the ribbon closed.

(step 1): score1.jpg (step 2): score2.jpg treatbox.jpg

 

5 replies to this post
  1. I LOVE this idea, I have been thinking about what to put the kids (ring bearers & flower girls) “treats” in, and by golly, I think I’ve found it, off to buy the paper!

  2. This is a great idea! I think I might use it in my welcome baskets…just the right size. And I’m with Laurie – you’ve definitely got a reader that loves the make-your-own boxes stuff!

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