DIY treat box with lid. Free pdf template to make a gift box with lid

DIY Gift box with lid. Free pdf template

DIY treat box with lid. Free pdf template to make a gift box with lid

DIY gift box with lid
Free pdf pattern

Without a doubt, this DIY gift box with lid is a must try craft activity for both children and adults, especially as we are approaching Halloween.
 As well as being a fun, easy and cheap craft to make, they are also very sturdy and hold just the right amount of sweets and candy or alternative treats. 
Although we have used Halloween scrapbook paper for our boxes, you can however use almost any paper or card of your choice, as long as it is the correct size. 
Furthermore, the overall measurements of these DIY milk carton treat box is approximately 7cm wide and 2.3cm deep.
Download your Free Pdf gift box with lid pattern below.

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DIY gift box with lid Halloween crafts

Another reason why this DIY gift box with lid project is fantastic, is that the list of what you need is very basic. As mentioned above, throughout this post we will be using Halloween scrapbook paper, you can buy this HEREAs well as this, you can pretty much use any choice of paper or card that is the correct size.

You will need:

  • Paper or card of your choice
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Glue or double sided tape
  • Printer 
  • FREE pdf Template
  • Scoring board (optional)
DIY treat box with lid. Free pdf template to make a gift box with lid

Making the Template
DIY gift box with lid. Halloween Crafts

In order to begin making this gift box with lid, you first need your template. Start by downloading our FREE pdf template and load your printer with the paper or card you have chosen and print it out.
In addition to this, you can also print out the template on a separate, plain piece of paper and transfer the markings over.

Cut out template.

Once you have printed out your template, it is time to cut it out. In order to do this, take you time and cut around the solid black lines that have been printed. Additionally, it is important that you DO NOT cut the dashed lines.
 
DIY treat box with lid. Free pdf template to make a gift box with lid
Scoring vertical lines
Next on our DIY gift box with lid, we move onto the scoring the lines. On the whole, this simply means to fold over and thoroughly flatten the fold. Begin scoring your vertical lines first. (see pic)
Although you can use many tools to score your paper (including your fingers or a store card), many crafters like to use a scoring board. On the whole, this is usually a plastic platform with vertical grooves that allows you to score your paper or card much easier. In addition to this, these board will also have measurements across the top and side to aid in ensuring that you are scoring in the correct place. You can purchase a scoring board HERE
DIY treat box with lid. Free pdf template to make a gift box with lid
Scoring horizontal lines
As well as vertical lines, the template also needs scoring on the horizontal lines. Once again, use your chosen tool to thoroughly score the horizontal lines. See image for reference. 
DIY treat box with lid. Free pdf template to make a gift box with lid
Assembling the box
Next, it is time to assemble the DIY gift box with lid. Once you have completed the scoring, add some strong adhesive to the inside of the small tabs located on the sides of the box.. After this, fold in your outer pieces and secure in the inside of the box, ensuring that the rounded tab is on the inside of the folds in order to add extra stability.
DIY treat box with lid. Free pdf template to make a gift box with lid

We hope that you have found this useful and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to message us or comment below.

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