Monday, August 15, 2016

Milk Carton Treat Box

Good Morning!  It's the beginning of a brand new week and all I can say is, man the summer is flying by fast!  Our neighborhood kids are back in school.  The days are getting shorter ~ but it's still super hot out!  I am longing for cooler weather...

I stayed inside during the hot parts of the days this weekend and played with paper :-)  I found this cute miniature milk carton pattern on and tried it out.  Isn't it cute?  I chose Emerald Envy and Playful Palette for my papers, for no other reason than I haven't used them very much and they were feeling neglected...

It reminds me of those little cartons of milk they serve at school, so I'm thinking this would be a super cute back-to-school treat gift for someone!  Here is how I did it:

  • Start with a sheet of cardstock 10 1/2" x 6 1/4" 
  • Score in landscape position at 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2", and 10"
  • Mark at 1 1/4", and 6 1/4"
  • Turn it clockwise to portrait position
  • Score at 2 1/2", 4 1/2"
  • Flip the paper over and score at 5 3/4"

Now fold and burnish with your bone folder for nice crisp folds.  Cut up on the bottom fold lines to the first cross fold.  This makes the bottom of the box.  Cut off the tiny rectangle at the end on the bottom.

Using a ruler and a scoring tool, score a line from your marks to the horizontal score line.  It will look like a scored triangle when you are done.  Score it in both places that you marked.  This will create the top of the box.  You don't have to fold and burnish this, as they will just fold in on themselves when you pull the top flaps together.  (Hard to describe, but you'll see when you do it!)

Put adhesive (Tear and Tape, or Fast Fuse both work well) along the side tab and the bottom flap that you will close last.

Tape the box together, sides first then the bottom.  Grasp the top by the two sides and pinch to create the milk carton top.  Then punch holes to tie it together.

Fill it with goodies, tie it with a ribbon or Baker's Twine, then you are ready to decorate it.

Cut four panels of DSP 2 1/4" x 1 3/4" and glue to the four sides.  Then cut a panel for the sentiment 1" x 2 1/4".  Stamp your greeting and had an enamel heart or rhinestone, etc.

Won't this be cute for my friend who teaches kindergarten?  Her school starts up this week and I think I'll leave this "apple" for the teacher filled with something yummy ~ chocolate, no doubt!

If my directions leave you completely baffled (oh, dear, I hope not!) you can watch a video of it's assembly on

Have a great week!  Go have some fun stamping and creating!


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