Good morning! If you have visited me here often, you may know how much I love treat boxes! I’ve made them for several holidays already and this year I decided Valentine’s Day needed its own special treat box. My Gingerbread House and Haunted House treat boxes have been some of my favorite projects. Little houses make the cutest treat boxes! There are little windows that give you a sneak peak to what is inside and fun roofs for decorating! Speaking of roofs – I love this paper fringe roof! It’s pretty much the reason I decided to make a tiki love shack rather than a cute little heart cottage for Valentine’s Day. This was the perfect time to try out my new fringe scissors!
This house is so easy to put together using the free printable I created. You just cut it out, fold, and glue it together! You can create the roof with normal scissors but a fringe scissors will definitely speed things up. Below is the tutorial and free printable!
Supplies Needed for Love Shack Treat Boxes:
- Free printable: Love Shack Treat Box
- White card stock, I use 110 lb bright white
- Pink card stock
- Clear vellum, transparency paper, or acetate for the window
- Paper cutter or scissors
- Fringe scissors (optional)
- Scoring board and scoring stylus (optional)
STEP 1: Print and cut out the free Love Shack printable. Use an Exacto knife or scissors to cut out the two windows.
STEP 2: Fold the love shack along the fold lines. You can do this by hand, or if you have a scoring board and stylus, you can use that to score the fold lines prior to folding.
STEP 3: Cover the windows with clear plastic, vellum, or transparency paper. For this treat box, I used clear vellum I had on hand. It wasn’t exactly clear but it worked well. I cut the vellum to be slightly larger than the windows, then taped it down from the inside.
STEP 4: Attach to two sections together. I chose to use a tape runner which made this treat box come together even faster than using hot glue or a glue stick.
STEP 5: Fold the bottom of the love shack together.
STEP 6: To create the roof, cut strips of paper that are 1.25″ by 12″. I scored a line, 0.5″ from the top on each piece, so I would know where to cut to when I started fringing the paper. I used a fringe scissors and cut to that line. I cut each long strip of paper into pieces that were 3.5″ long. Each side of the roof took 4 strips of paper, that measured 1.25″ x 3.5″, plus one top piece (instructions for the top piece are next).
For the very top piece on each side of the roof, I cut a thinner strip of paper that measured 5/8″ by 3 1/2″ . Attach the fringed pieces to the roof. I again used a tape runner to do this.
STEP 7: Attach the fringed pieces to the roof of the love shack. I used a tape runner again for this. Trim any excess paper from the fringed pieces off.
STEP 8: Punch two holes in the top of th roof and tie it closed with a ribbon. I found spacing my holes far to each side and lower worked best at keeping the house closed. The treat box is all finished! I love the way it turned out, especially the fringed tiki roof! I filled mine with pink candy kisses! These boxes hold more than you think so they are also great for cookies or larger pieces of candy where you don’t need as much to fill them up :)
That wraps up my Valentine’s Day projects for this year! I’m still hoping one of these years I find time to make a Valentine’s Day pillow wreath. It would bring me one step closer on my mission to making one for every holiday! :)