on April 26, 2013
Cinco de Mayo party favors are super-easy with these printable boxes. In festive colors, each box has a top flap that reads “Fiesta” and is reminiscent of the papel picado flags that are used at many Mexican celebrations.
Click Below for Printable Favor Box
Orange “Fiesta” Favor Box
Pink “Fiesta” Favor Box
Green “Fiesta” Favor Box
Yellow “Fiesta” Favor Box
To assemble your box, cut along the solid line. The printable template does not have dashed lines on it so you’ll need to use the folding guide image below as a guide for scoring the paper. Use a ruler and a bone folder to score your lines. If you don’t have a bone folder, you can use a knitting needle or the blunt side of a butter knife to make your lines. The goal is to make a depression in the paper to ensure your folds are nice and clean!
on April 20, 2013
A May Day basket you can make yourself is perfect for surprising your neighbors and friends with flowers. We made our own paper flowers with tissue paper so that they’ll last longer. You can download the free printable template and assemble it easily using scissors and double-sided tape. Add your own flowers or treats for a fun May Day surprise!
on March 19, 2013
Easter is fast approaching and we’ve got another free paper box template. This pillow box is easily made from plain white heavy paper (card stock). We’ve created the design in 4 Spring colors so you can choose your favorite!
Here’s a great list of little treats you might want to include in your Easter Pillow Box:
- Jordan almonds or other small candies
- a little stuffed toy
- special handmade gifts such as finger puppets or spring hair clips
- Easter stamping set
The pillow box makes a perfect gift box for any items that are irregularly shaped and difficult to wrap well. They provide a little extra special touch to the gift when a regular gift bag just won’t do. 😉
Here are your four pillow box color options. Just click on the image to print the PDF and use our pillow box folding guide over the print-out to make your score lines.
on March 8, 2013
For these Easter Bunny gift boxes, all you need is cardstock, little white pom-poms and some basic cutting tools! The little boxes would be perfect favor boxes for an Easter party, or use them as simple gift boxes for teachers, co-workers, or the little people in your life. 🙂
Click below to download the PDF file and print your own box. You can refer to How to Make a Box for instructions on assembling your box.
Would You Like Another Easter Box?
We’ve been having so much fun creating new, original Easter-themed boxes for you to use for FREE! Be sure to see our Bunny Pillow Box and our Easter Egg Pillow Box.
on March 7, 2013
This free box template for Easter treats is one of my favorites that I plan on sharing this year (check back soon for some more bunny boxes!). Spring has always been my favorite season, mostly for the exciting bursts of color that slowly start to make their way back into the world. The window in this box is easy to make and allows you to let all of those wonderful colors show through.
How to Make Your Box
To make the Easter Egg Pillow Box, print both the box and the folding guide. Cut out both templates and line up the folding guide with the backside of the pre-designed box. Now you can use your bone folder to score along the dotted lines. (Note: If you don’t have a bone folder, use some other object with a blunt tip, such as a knitting needle, to make your score lines.)
Next, use an X-acto knife to carefully cut out the egg shape above and below the “Happy Easter” banner. Once your window is cut, cut out a rectangle from the plastic page protector slightly larger than the egg window. Add a thin cut of tape to all sides of the plastic rectangle and carefully place over the window hole (be sure to tape it to the backside and not the front!). Now you can continue assembling your box as usual. Please feel free to refer to the post on How to Make a Pillow Box.