These DIY triangle treat boxes are so easy to make and perfect to give out as party favors, thank you gifts or just because. Change up the paper you use and make these treat boxes for any occasion!
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To make your own triangle treat boxes, you’ll need the following supplies:
- card stock (I love this Christmas paper)
- bakers twine or 1/4″ ribbon
- hole punch
- Silhouette cutting machine (or similar, like a Cricut)
- cutting mat
- paper trimmer (if you don’t have a cutting machine)
- scoring tool (optional)
- triangle treat box SVG file
I love adding a little homemade element to gifts whenever possible which is why these triangle treat boxes are so fun to give. They are made using supplies I already have at home and they are totally customizable depending on what you want to do with them. (Obviously these are Christmas themed since that is when I’m publishing this post.)
There are a couple of ways to make these triangle treat boxes, but the quickest and easiest way is to using a Silhouette or other cutting machine.
To cut the box:
First, you’ll need the grab the free SVG file below and save it to your computer.
Next, open your Silhouette Design Studio and then open the SVG file onto your blank page. Load your card stock onto your cutting mat and into your machine. If you are using a 12×12 piece of paper, you’ll be able to fit three treat boxes on one page without making any changes.
Before cutting the boxes, you’ll want to make some adjustments to the cut settings. First, make sure your material is set to the type of card stock you’re using (mine was ‘Cardstock, Plain’).
Next, select all the interior diagonal lines and the line down the middle of the rectangle. Then, click on the rectangle shape and select ‘no cut’. Now, select the drop down arrow under ‘Action’ and change it to ‘Score’. Adjust the blade to a ‘1’ and then send it to the machine.
Once the Silhouette finishes scoring the card stock, do not unload it from the machine. Keep it loaded while you complete the next step.
Under the ‘Action’ setting, select ‘Cut’. Then select all the lines that are currently set to ‘cut’ and change them to ‘no cut’. Then select all the rectangles and change them to ‘cut’. Adjust the blade to a ‘3’ and then send it to the machine again to cut out the boxes from the paper.
When it’s done, unload the cutting mat and remove the card stock from the mat, leaving the boxes. Carefully lift up on the boxes to remove them from the cutting mat and set them aside. Repeat this process for as many boxes as you need. (If you happen to have a piece that was scored a little too far through, you can always grab some clear tape to seal the cut and then continue to folding the box.)
*NOTE* If you do not have a Silhouette or other cutting machine, you can cut your card stock to 7″x4″ rectangles. Then score it “hamburger” style down the middle (so you have 3.5″x4″ rectangles). Find the middle of the 4″ side and then score diagonally from there to the end of the first 4″ score you made, so you end up with a triangle. Repeat this three more times until it is scored and looks like the above pictures as shown in the Silhouette Design Studio. Then move onto the folding process as explained below.
To fold the box:
All you need to do is gently fold along where the paper is scored. Then fold it in half along the center score. Next, fold the flaps into each other, forming a triangle box. (It should look like the picture below.)
To punch holes in the sides, I found the easiest way to do it is to fold the two flaps closest to you together and let the two in the back stay open. Make sure the flaps are all the way closed before punching a hole about 1/4-1/2″ down. Repeat on the other side.
Next, fill it with treats!
Lastly, use some baker’s twine or thin ribbon and thread it through the holes before tying them together at the top. TA-DA!
How cute are all these little treat boxes?! I love how they turned out and can’t wait to give them out. They are perfect gifts for friends, teachers, coworkers, family, kids/grandkids or anyone! Like I mentioned above, they are totally customizable because all you have to do is change the color or pattern of the card stock you use and voila, you have more darling treat boxes. Another idea would be to cut out a bunch of these and then store them flat so you have them on hand if you need to whip out a little treat box and goodie to give to someone.
This fun triangle treat box post is part of the Inspire My Creativity link up! Check out the other great posts below to find ideas for DIY GIFTS for the upcoming holidays (and feel free to add your own if you have some).
Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins
Christine | Swordfights & Starry Nights
Candice | She’s Crafty
Anna | Practical and Pretty
Alexandra | EyeLoveKnots
Ashley | A Day in the Life of Mom
Aimee | Things Small and Simple
What are some of your favorite gifts to DIY?