Good morning! I hope everyone enjoyed Garden Week last week! I’ve really been enjoying working on our yard and am looking forward to seeing our flowers bloom! I’m here today to share a quick DIY project for the Fourth of July – Ice cream cone treat boxes! They would make the perfect party favor or cute little gift. I only made a few to give out but they come together quickly! I filled them with Berry gummies which were perfect. Below is the tutorial for making your own DIY Fourth of July Treat Boxes!
Supplies Needed for DIY Fourth of July Treat Boxes
- Paper Mache Cupcake Box (They were $1.00/each at my local Joann Fabrics Store)
- Acrylic paint
- Flat or angle paintbrush
- Wooden ball
- Glitter (optional for cherry)
- Green pipe cleaner
- Tan marker or paint
- Hot glue gun
- Cupcake liner
Step 1: Paint the paper mache cupcake box! I used acrylic paint and started by painting the lid white.I decorated the white lid, or in this case the scoop of ice cream, with blue and red sprinkles! I painted little stars on one of the lids with a thin paint brush. To paint the jimmies, I used a flat paint brush, this worked great because all of my jimmies were the same size.
I painted the upper part of the lid with red, white, and blue acrylic paints and added some cute designs. Add criss crosses onto the cone part with a tan marker or tan paint.Step 2: Add the cherry! Paint a round ball red and hot glue it to the top of the box lid. You can add the stem of the cherry by twisting a piece of green pipe cleaner together. Put a little hot glue in the top of the cherry and push the pipe cleaner in.Your treat box is all finished! I placed a cupcake liner in the bottom of the box and filled them up with fun candies!
These little Fourth of July ice cream boxes are so cute and the perfect size for a little treat! Each treat box cost me less than $1.00 to make after using my Joann coupons and paint I already had at home!
The Fourth of July is still a few weeks away, plenty of time to whip up some of these cute treat boxes! I’ll be back this Thursday with a DIY Father’s Day project just in time for this weekend!