Window Treat Box

by Julie Buhler

Create a box with a window to peek inside.

Supplies

  • Paper Cutter with scoring tool
  • Scissors
  • One 6 5/8" x 11" piece of cardstock
  • One 4 1/4" cardstock square
  • Four pieces of patterned paper measuring 2 1/2" x 3 7/8"
  • 20 inches of ribbon
  • Oval Coluzzle, or other oval cutting tool
  • Self healing mat
  • Craft knife
  • Glue
  • Sticky Strip™
  • Scallop Edge Punch
  • Scrap cardstock for decorating

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Line up your 6 5/8" x 11" piece of cardstock vertical with your paper cutter and score at 2 5/8".

  2. Step 2

    Turn your cardstock and score at 2 5/8", 5 1/4", 7 7/8" and 10 1/2".

  3. Step 3

    Fold all the score lines, and then cut on them to make flaps along the bottom. Cut off the smallest end piece.

  4. Step 4

    Center your Coluzzle™ between the score lines and the top of the box (I marked my score lines with a black marker) on one of the box side panels and cut out an oval.

  5. Step 5

    Centering your Coluzzle™ over one of your your patterned paper pieces, cut out a slightly bigger oval from the center. You want the hole to be bigger for matting purposes.

  6. Step 6

    Adhere your patterned paper pieces to the box front and add some Sticky Strip™ to the flap on the end.

    Optional:
    Adhere a piece of Acetate on the inside box to cover the window to keep loose treats from falling out.

  7. Step 7

    Remove the red liner and adhere the box together.

  8. Step 8

    With the box upside down and the oval facing toward you, fold in the 2 side flaps.

  9. Step 9

    Add Sticky Strip™ to the flap in the back of the box (no oval), remove the liner and fold down the front flap to finish the box.

  10. Step 10

    Score your 4 1/4" square piece of cardstock at 3 1/2" on all sides.

  11. Step 11

    Cut on the right score line on each side, creating flaps.

  12. Step 12

    Punch the edges off your square with the scallop edge punch, but cut the scalloped area off the flaps. You do not want them to show under the other scallops.

  13. Step 13

    Using your craft knife, create slots in the top of the lid. You could also use a punch if you have one that works. Decorate as desired using scrap cardstock and patterned paper.

  14. Step 14

    Add glue on the flaps to adhere the lid together.

  15. Step 15

    Thread the ribbon through one slot, then go under and around the box, threading it through the other slot. Tie shut to hold the lid on.

  16. Step 16

    Decorate your box.

Video!

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Window Treat Box. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Oh, this is adorable! I can't wait to try this out. Thanks so much.
Regina Davis  |  Thu Nov 5, 2009 at 8:04 AM
I love this box. Can't wait until tonight to try it out. Thanks for sharing.
Kathy T  |  Thu Nov 5, 2009 at 9:14 AM
Adorable! I'm picturing it with the O Christmas Tree pop-up die inside! Can't wait to try it out!
Teresa Pangburn  |  Thu Nov 5, 2009 at 9:30 AM
Thank you Julie for doing this tutorial and video it is so nice of you to share your talents with all of us smile
Mary Broussard  |  Thu Nov 5, 2009 at 11:47 AM
Love this box and it looks pretty easy and quick to make! Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to try it out!
Anne B.  |  Thu Nov 5, 2009 at 12:10 PM
This project is awesome! I can hardly wait to make it. It is elegant and would be a very nice gift! Thank you for sharing!!
Jeanne t.  |  Thu Nov 5, 2009 at 7:18 PM
Looks fantastic! I saw this on your blog and am so glad to have found it here too! Thank you!
Sandra K  |  Sat Nov 7, 2009 at 1:59 AM
I love it~ thank you so much for sharing this... I am working on Christmas gifts and now I have the perfect special box!
Tammy M  |  Sun Nov 8, 2009 at 4:46 AM
Love, love, love this box.
You really did a great job.
Thanks so much for taking the
time to share.
Cynthia  |  Sun Nov 8, 2009 at 7:07 PM
Thank you very much for the tutorial. It's beautiful and very useful for me who have long been looking for a unique gift wrapping idea.
dilasari  |  Fri Dec 11, 2009 at 6:04 AM
I just made it and I am so pleased with the end result, thank you for such a wonderful project and easy instructions.
christi hicks  |  Mon Apr 26, 2010 at 11:38 PM
Do they still Carry the Coluzzle products anymore
Rj  |  Fri Nov 19, 2010 at 10:56 PM
Thank you! This turned out beautiful. I'm using it for teacher appreciation week. My son's teacher loves brownies so I'm going to buy or make some mini brownies to put inside.
Lori  |  Sun May 1, 2011 at 5:56 PM
Ilove the little box. I've made little felt ornaments for the Grand-kids and this will be the perfect thing for the little "cuties" to go in!T hanks so much for sharing!
Ines Harriss  |  Mon Nov 7, 2011 at 1:59 PM
Me encanto su proyecto esta muy explicito el tutorial, gracias por compartir sus conocimientos Dios la bendiga.
ILEANA ALFARO  |  Tue Dec 27, 2011 at 3:25 PM
I gave the grand children gift cards and made these little boxes for them!!!!! Turned out so pretty! ( with my "saving paper stash" )Thanks for sharing..Ines
Ines Harriss  |  Thu Dec 29, 2011 at 4:21 AM
I can't wait to try the treat box.
Edna  |  Fri Dec 30, 2011 at 5:08 PM

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