Good morning! I am very excited to share today’s Handmade Holiday project with you – Christmas Sweater Treat Boxes! This was by far one of my favorite projects from the series. They were so fun to create and figure out. They are the perfect size for small treats, they make great party favors, and are a fun way to jazz up gift cards! They are incredibly quick to put together with the free printables!
To create these cute little boxes, I started with a blank grid in Photoshop. I filled the squares in with different colors to make the different designs. I made three different designs total. It took me a while to figure out how to create the collar of the shirt and how it could be used to keep the treat box closed. I am really happy with how it all turned out. Below is the tutorial to make your own Christmas Sweater Treat Boxes!
Supplies Needed for Christmas Sweater Treat Boxes:
- Free printables!
- White card stock (I used 110lb bright white)
- Embroidery floss or tiny ribbon
- Adhesive: glue, glue stick, tape roller
- Scoring took and scoring board (optional, but it makes things much easier!)
STEP 1: Print and cut out the sweater treat box. There are three different designs available to download for free. Each box has two pieces, a front and a back.
STEP 2: Score along the dotted fold lines and then crease each line.
STEP 3: Poke the holes, four total, for the embroidery floss or ribbon to go through. There are two holes on each piece marked with dots. I used a push pin to poke through each hole and then used my scoring tool to make the holes slightly bigger.
STEP 4: Assemble the box. You will need to attach the front and back pieces together using the flaps found on the front piece. I used my tape roller to adhere those pieces as well as the bottom pieces. Fold the bottom together so the last flap to close, the one that will be on the outside, is coming from the front piece. This way when you look at the treat box from the front, the bottom will lay nicely. STEP 5: Fill the box with goodies or a gift card, or both! Close the box by folding the collar pieces and bringing them to the front. Line up the holes on the collar pieces with the holes on the front of the sweater. It was easiest for me to tie the boxes shut if I laid them on their backs.
The treat boxes are complete and ready to be gifted away!! I’ll be back tomorrow with the last project in my series “12 Days of a Handmade Holiday”! Wahoo! I hope everyone has a great weekend! If you are crafting for Christmas, I wish you all speedy hands! I know, I still need to whip out a couple gifts this weekend along with some serious cookie baking! Busy- but very fun – weekend ahead! :)