Flat Backed Treat Box
by Patti Gilliam
Try this fun twist on a treat box, and showcase your artwork!
- One 7" x 9" piece of cardstock
- Scoring Tool
- Strong Adhesive
- Paper Trimmer
Score the 7" x 9" cardstock on the 9" side at 1", 2", 3", 4" and 5".
Score on the 7" side a 1/2", 3/4", 1 1/2", 5 1/2", 6 1/4" and 6 1/2".
Cut out all sections of cardstock that are shown below.
Trim in only to the long fold lines, as shown in blue. This will create your tabs.
You will want to slightly trim each tab, to ensure a nice, but snug, fit.
Add strip of Scor-Tape™on the largest piece, about 3/4" from the last score line.
Fold all score lines as shown below.
If you are planning to stamp directly onto your box, you should do that now.
Assemble box, by folding in each section, until they meet at the adhesive strip. Remove strip, and adhere the box body to the box ‘back’. Fold in the two short tabs on each side. Fold the long tab over the two short tabs, and score the small outside line – it should easily slip inside box for closure.
Decorate as desired.
This box ‘back’ is a perfect place to showcase your own artwork. It’s also perfectly sized for Hershey’s Kisses, or other small gift items.