How to make a cute treat box

Make these adorable boxes for distributing sweets this holiday. Your kids will love decorating them, too!

By Laura Branson
How to make a cute treat box

Photo: Ryan Szulc

Creative gift wrapping for sweets

Cute and easy

These cute boxes are great for holding holiday goodies like fudge, bit-sized cookies or White Chocolate Crunch

DIY gift box for homemade squarrsPhoto: Ryan Szulc


Here’s what you’ll need:

small box with open top, two different patterned pieces of paper, scissors, tape, X-acto knife, button, glue, small paintbrush

supplies for making a treat boxPhoto: Ryan Szulc


Step 1

Place box on paper; measure out sleeve. Fold sleeve around box and score edges with your finger. Wrap box in other paper. Cut an “x” in paper with X-acto knife on open side of box, tape flaps down.

supplies for making a treat boxPhoto: Ryan Szulc

Step 2

Add a button. Paint glue on button’s underside.

supplies for making a treat boxPhoto: Ryan Szulc

Finish and fill

Attach button to the box. Tape open ends of sleeve together. Fill box with treats in candy liners; slide sleeve over box.

squares of candy wrapped up in a boxPhoto: Ryan Szulc

Read more:
How to make easy decorated mason jars How to make a gift-wrapped tube for holiday baking 5 baked goods to give as gifts

This article was originally published on Nov 12, 2012

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