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Do you know how easy it is to make Cricut treat boxes yourself?

These DIY treat boxes are great for different events, parties, and even holidays. You can fill them with treats like I did or other small items.

And small boxes like this can be expensive to buy at the store. Knowing how to make them yourself will save you so much money.

Easter bunny treats on a wooden table.

With Easter right around the corner, I made mine into Easter treat boxes using marshmallow bunnies and spring-patterned cardstock. But you can make these boxes any time of the year! 

Materials Needed For The Cricut Treat Boxes

The first thing you will need is three sheets of card stock. And you’ll want to find cardstock that is 65-80 lbs to be strong enough to hold the treats you put inside of the box. Trust me when I say it will be worth the extra cost!

To create the clear window you see on my treat box, you will also need acetate. For my project, I used the Cricut brand acetate.

Marshmallow bunnies packaged in DIY treat boxes made with a Cricut machine on a wooden table.

You’ll need some glue to hold the box lid and other cut pieces together. I recommend using Scotch quick-dry glue or another similar hot glue.

If you don’t have these, some good alternatives would be double-sided tape, a glue stick, or a hot glue gun.

You will also need a scoring tool that will work with your Cricut machine to add the score lines to the cardstock. You can use a scoring stylus or a scoring wheel, whichever you prefer!

I recommend using the Cricut blue light grip mat for the cutting mat. This mat has just the right level of grip to keep whatever material you are cutting in place without making it impossible to remove once complete.

There is nothing worse than running your materials through your Cricut machine but then being unable to remove the materials. I have wasted a lot of materials in the past doing this.

And last but not least, you will need some ribbon. You can choose whatever style or pattern will go well with your chosen cardstock!

Tools Needed For The Cricut Treat Boxes

It probably goes without saying that you need a Cricut machine for this project! You can use any Cricut machine, including the Cricut Maker, Cricut Explore Air, or the Cricut Joy.

If you don’t have a Cricut, you can use another cutting machine. But, my instructions will be different since you will need to use a different design program.

Speaking of design programs, you will also need access to Cricut Design Space, where you will modify the cut files to suit your treat boxes.

Lastly, you will need a printer. I love to use my Ink-Jet printer since the colors will be the most vibrant.

Green, pink, purple, and yellow treat boxes filled with colorful marshmallow bunnies.

How Can You Use The Cricut Treat Boxes?

Are you looking for a fun way to use these treat boxes? Here are some of my top ideas!

  • Favor Boxes – perfect for a baby shower or your next party!
  • Small Gifts – can be used for birthday parties or classroom events!
  • Candy Boxes – fill these up with your favorite sweet treats!
  • Custom Gift Boxes – perfect for the holiday season! 
  • Neighbor Gifts – give new neighbors a warm welcome with some small treats!

Just make sure whatever you put inside is light enough. These are paper boxes, so they might break if you put something too heavy inside.  

Half opened box filled with marshmallow easter bunnies on wooden table.

How To Add Cute Patterns

There are two easy ways that you can do this.

The first option is to buy cardstock that already has a cute pattern on it. You can find these at your local crafting store or scrapbook shop.

Another great way to add cute patterns to your treat boxes is to use your own designs. You can use something like Canva, Photoshop, or Procreate to make the design.

Spring treat boxes you can use for easter on a wooden table.

How To Make The Cricut Treat Boxes

Making the Cricut treat boxes is easier than you might think, even for first-time crafters!

To help you, I have created a step-by-step tutorial, including pictures. The tutorial will show you how to cut out the box pieces, assemble the top and bottom of the box, and put it all together.

Grab The Peeps Treat Box Files

Other Cricut Projects You’ll Love!

If you like these treat boxes, here are some other Cricut projects you’ll enjoy making!

Half opened cricut treat box filled with marshmallow easter bunnies on wooden table.
Yield: 3

Cricut Treat Boxes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how to make these adorable Cricut treat boxes with colorful pattern cardstock.


  • 3 Sheets Of Cardstock (8.5x11” 65-80lb)
  • Acetate
  • Scotch quick dry glue
  • Scoring Stylus or Scoring Wheel
  • Cricut Blue Light Grip Mat
  • Ribbon Of Your Choice


  • Cricut Machine
  • Printer


    1. Upload the file to Cricut design space. Then, click on the top layer and then click ungroup. Ungroup your layers in Cricut Design space.

    2. In the layers panel, select the peep tag layer. The tag comes blank in the file, so you can add your favorite font and phrase using the text feature in Cricut design space. Or you can use the premade design.

    3. You can change the colors in each letter of the word peep or keep it as is. Change the color of any text you want in Cricut Design Space.

    4. Once you're happy with your final design of the peep tags, select the bunny with words and hit flatten to create a print and cut layer. Adjust the text of your design in Cricut Design Space.

    5. Now, go back up and to the box layers. Select each line in that group one at a time. Then, go up and change the cut lines to score. Adjust the different cut settings to match what you want your Cricut machine to do.

    6. Now select both the cut and score layers and hit the “attach” on the layers panel. Attaching the layers will ensure that the scoring lines will be on the same mat as our cutting layer and keep both together. Now select both the cut layer and score layer and hit the “attach” on the layers panel.

    7. Now, you can click make it and change the project copies to the number you will make. You won't see the outline of the tag during this stage, but it will be there when you cut. Only the registration lines will be visible for your machine to read where cuts will be made. Change the number to however many you are making in Cricut Design space.

    8. Click continue. On the next screen, click the option to send to the printer and choose your printer. Make sure you leave the bleed on. Choose what printer you will be using.

    9. Load your printed Peeps cardstock onto the blue mat, and cut using the cardstock setting for the paperweight you are using. Cut out tags from Cricut machine on blue cutting mat.

    10. Next, cut your cardstock for the box, using the weight as a guide for the cut settings. Craft paper lined up on blue Cricut cutting mat.

    11. Lastly, cut out your acetate using the acetate setting. Cut out the acetate on the your cutting mat with your Cricut machine.

    12. Once all pieces are cut, begin folding all the score lines before creating the box. Fold your cut out peices using the score lines.

    13. Begin to glue the two square side tabs to the longer tabs to create the box's walls. Repeat on the opposite side. Once finished, you will have the bottom of the box holding the peeps in place. Glue two side tabs to longer side tab to create the box shape of your cut out.

    14. Glue the acetate rectangle acetate onto the inside of the sleeve panel around the open rectangle that was previously cut. Allow the window to dry fully before assembling the sleeve.

    15. Now add glue to the last piece's outermost tab and close the sleeve. Add your peeps into the treat housing box and slide it inside of the sleeve using the window as a guide to reveal the peeps. Cricut treat box tag tied with pink ribbon to the box.

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