free template downloads and instructions for treat packaging


If you’ve checked in lately, you’ve already seen the pretty treat packaging I’ve designed because I wanted a special way to package up individual servings of treats for giving away. Today I’m sharing free printable templates for each of the packages, as well as a sheet of tags with fun “sweet” sayings on them.

Each package can be made fairly quickly using one sheet of 8.5×11 paper, EXCEPT the brownie box which needs to be 8.5×12 (so cut down a piece of 12×12 scrapbook paper for this box). First, you’ll need to download or print the PDF template for any of the boxes you’d like to make. Click on each link below to be taken to the PDF, then you can right click the file to save to your computer or print directly from your browser. All boxes will look nicer and be a bit sturdier if you use a heavier weight scrapbook paper (cardstock weight works great). Plan to line your boxes with wax paper or extra cupcake liners so you don’t end up with grease spots from the treats. (Instructions for each package follow.)

Cupcake Box Cupcake Lid Cookie Bag Brownie Box Truffle Box Tags

Instructions for cupcake box and lid

The box and lid are both constructed the same way. First, trim a 12×12 piece of scrapbook paper down to 8.5×12 so you can run it through your printer, then print the template on the side of the paper that you want to be the inside of your box or lid. Next, cut all the way around the circle and discard the extra paper. Then, make cuts along each solid line pointing toward the middle of the circle (stop cutting where the lines stop). Now you have a center octagon and eight petal-like pieces, which will be the sides of the box. Fold each side toward the center and crease, as shown in the photos below.

Now, place adhesive in between each cut line and dotted line. Start folding the sides up and adhering together, lining up each cut line with the dotted line next to it, as shown. Continue all the way around the circle until box or lid is complete. The box is designed to accomodate a standard size cupcake with plenty of room for frosting.

Instructions for cookie bag

Trim paper to 8.5 inches wide and print template on the paper side that you want to be inside your box. Using a circle cutter, cut out the circle. Cut a piece of plastic from a page protector just larger than your circle and adhere as shown. Then fold both long edges in along the solid lines, and apply adhesive as shown. Fold bag in half along the middle line and press to adhere halves together. Trim to even out top, then punch holes to tie a ribbon through.

Instructions for Truffle Box:

Trim paper to 8.5 inches wide and print template on the paper side that you want to be inside your box. Cut on all solid lines and fold (scoring first makes this simpler) on all dotted lines. Assemble box as shown, adding adhesive at the end on any flaps that don’t stay down:

Instructions for Brownie Box:

Trim paper to 8.5 inches wide but make sure it remains 12 inches long. Print template on the paper side that you want to be inside your box. Cut on all solid lines and fold (scoring first) on all dotted lines. Assemble box as shown, adding adhesive at the end to any flaps that don’t stay down:

And there you have it! Use leftover scraps of paper to dress up the “sweet” tags and you’ll have a fantastic looking gift for someone special. Thanks!

Linking to some of these great parties:

Monday: Skip to My Lou | Brassy Apple | Craft-o-Maniac

Tuesday: Tip Junkie | Ladybug Blessings | Sugar Bee Crafts | The Blackberry Vine | Hope Studios | Funky Polkadot Giraffe | Not JUST a Housewife | Homework Today’s Assignment: Be Inspired

Wednesday: Handy Man, Crafty Woman | Southern Lovely | Sew Much Ado | SNAP | Someday Crafts | The NY Melrose Family | Printabelle

Thursday: Somewhat Simple | House of Hepworths | Momnivore’s Dilemma | The Shabby Creek Cottage | Yesterday on Tuesday | Fireflies and Jellybeans | The Taylor House

Friday: Chic on a Shoestring Decorating | The Shabby Nest | Stuff and Nonsense | Naptime Crafters | It’s a Hodgepodge Life | At The Picket Fence | 504 Main | Blissful Bucket List | Whipperberry

Weekend: Tatertots and Jello


Comments

  1. 2

    Printabelle says

    These are so awesome! My daughter wants to start her own home bakery biz and I was just looking for cute packaging ideas! Thanks SO much!

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    [email protected] says

    Wow! Amazing projects! Congrats on winning the Stash Busting competition. And thank you for sharing all the templates. I’m downloading them now and will get to work on them as soon as I finsh 2 other projects. :) No, really, I want to make a bunch of these for Christmas parties.

  3. 4

    Katy says

    Thank you so much! I was just looking for packaging options for treats for an upcoming party and these are perfect. Thanks…again!

  4. 5

    Jennifer says

    Love these!! They would be great for small items too! Pinned it and featuring it in tomorrow’s Show & Share! Thanks for sharing it!

  5. 6

    Katie says

    Thank you for sharing your project on A Crafty Soiree, each Thursday on Katie’s Nesting Spot and Yesterday on Tuesday. I’ve featured your project in the newest one. It will be up at midnight EST. Please come check it out.

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    says

    Thankyou so much for posting these templates! They are super cute and easy to use too! I have been looking for small boxes to use for doll-sized gifts without much luck, but now I can quickly and easily fold my own in whatever pattern I want! Very useful, thankyou so much again :)

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