Easy Paper Treat Boxes

Learn how to make a treat box out of just one piece of 12×12″ scrapbook paper!

diy paper treat boxes

I’ve got a really fun little tutorial to share today. I’m going to show you how to make a rectangular box with a hinged lid out of a single piece of scrapbook paper.

Let’s be honest, I don’t scrapbook any more, but I still collect scrapbook paper just because it’s pretty. You too? Then this project is a perfect way to use up some of that paper!

These little boxes are perfect for packaging up homemade treats. They fit chocolate covered strawberries perfectly, just saying. If you slip some wax paper or cupcake liners inside, you can use them for homemade candies, cookies, or a multitude of other delicious treats. Heck, they don’t even need to be homemade. Use these boxes to dress up store-bought treats and people will be so delighted with the cute package they’ll never know!

To make this project, you will need:


  • 12×12 Double Sided Scrapbook Paper (cardstock/heavy weight is better)
  • Ruler
  • Scoring Tool (I used a scoring blade in my paper cutter)
  • Adhesive (glue stick, tape runner, double sided tape)
  • Scissors


Step 1: Measure out the lines shown in the photo below and score them into the paper. There are four horizontal lines and two vertical lines. I traced my lines with a pen so you could see them in the photos, but you don’t want to do this when you’re actually making a box.

make a box from one piece of paper

Step 2: Cut along the horizontal lines from the outside edge of the paper to the line that’s two inches in. Do not make any vertical cuts. You should have eight cuts total, forming little flaps along both sides of the paper.

Step 3: Fold in the bottom two square tabs. Skip over the rectangular tab and fold over the next two square tabs. Add a good amount of adhesive to all four squares.

fold flaps and glue

Step 4: Fold the four tabs in towards each other and press them against the rectangular tabs. This will form the bottom part of the box. Make sure all of the corners and top edges line up.

make a paper box step by step

Step 5: Fold in the remaining two square tabs and apply adhesive.

paper box with lid DIY

Step 6: Fold the two square flaps over onto the two remaining rectangular flaps and stick them in place, lining up the corners and edges. This forms the box lid.

glue sides together

Add your treats inside, tie it with a bow, add a cute tag and your gift is ready to brighten someone’s day.

easy paper treat boxes from 12x12 scrapbook paper

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DIY Treat Boxes made with one piece of scrapbook paper



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