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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
- Free Easter SVG And Cricut Joy Mason Jar Idea
- Rae Dunn Easter Eggs Cricut Craft
- Make a No-Sew Easter Basket with these Cut Files for Cricut or Silhouette!
- Easy Bunny Gnome Pattern – DIY Easter Gnome