Friday, July 27, 2012

Triangle Treat Box Tutorial

Happy Friday! If you have been around my blog for a bit, you know how much I love making treat boxes and gift bags. I have a new one to share with you today, the Triangle Treat Box. This 'box' is a bit unusual because it's triangle shaped but it's still really easy to put together. Here is what you need:

-3 inch x 11 inch piece of cardstock (or patterned paper)
-scrap piece of paper (matching the 3x11 inch paper)
-strong adhesive

I am using paper from Momenta's Chloe's Garden Pyramid Paper pack and matching letters and embellishments. 

Score your 3 inch x 11 inch paper at 3 inches, 6 inches and 9 inches.

Fold the paper on the score lines to create a triangle. At this point, do NOT glue anything together!

Keeping this triangle together, place it on top of the scrap paper. Trace the base of the triangle on the scrap paper.

Roughly cut out the traced triangle. Leave a small border of extra paper around the traced pencil lines.  This does not have to be perfect!

Score on the traced pencil lines as closely as you can. After scoring, cut off the tips of the end of the scored line with scissors.

Fold the scored paper around the triangle base, securing with strong adhesive as you go (I typically use a glue stick). Make sure the folded flaps adhere to the inside of your paper/box.You don't want the scored area ou

Your triangle treat box is complete!

Embellish the outside as you wish!! I used Shimmer and Shine stickers and Annabelle Puffy alphabet stickers to create my outer panel.

I used the same materials to create a matching card. Every pretty treat box deserves a matching card!!

Here is a top view of the box. You could easily add some chocolate treats or a small candle dressed up in a cellophane bag or even a gift card!

Isn't that fun? It's a great alternative to a square box. I hope you have something fun planned for this weekend. We have my niece and SIL visiting this weekend, my kids are very excited to play with their cousin!!

Happy Friday Friends!


Annette Allen said...

awesome it

VanessaB said...

so cute! looks easy enough. i always love your matching cards, too :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Excellent tutorial Mara, love those papers.

Leah said...

Lovely set! That box is really fun, will have to try it out:)

Joyce said...

Oh, just so bright and fun. Triangles do seem more fun than squares.

Joni M said...

Wonderful little box and I just adore your matching cards! TFS!
I hope you have a great weekend!

Rebecca Keppel said...

Super cute! I am always so hesitant to try boxes because they look so complicated, but you made this look so easy! Thanks for the step by step. Have a great time with your family :)