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Project

Valentine Treat Box

This charming treat box is the perfect way to share sweets -- it's a Valentine's Day Good Thing.

Materials

  • Card stock
  • Decorative paper
  • Xyron Creative station with permanent adhesive cartridge (alternative: double-sided adhesive sheets or glue stick)
  • Treat-box template
  • Bone folder
  • Stapler
  • Ruler
  • Screw punch
  • Craft knife and/or scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Candy
  • Ribbon

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Adhere card stock to the back of the decorative paper, using a Xyron machine, double-sided adhesive sheets, or a glue stick.

  2. Step 2

    Print the treat-box template. Staple the template to the fused papers to hold it in place, being careful not to staple within the treat box shape.

  3. Step 3

    Using a bone folder and ruler, score on the dotted lines. Punch holes where indicated with a screw punch.

  4. Step 4

    Cut on solid lines using a craft knife and/or scissors.

  5. Step 5

    Fold tabs on bottom of box and secure with double-sided tape. Fill box with candy.

  6. Step 6

    Fasten tabs on top of box. Feed ribbon through holes. Tip: Placing tape around the tip of the ribbon allows you to easily feed the ribbon through the holes.

  7. Step 7

    Tie a tight bow to close the box. Cutting on an angle, snip tape off ends of ribbon.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, February 2009

Reviews (16)

  • shearsnip 5 Feb, 2014

    easy peasy! I printed it out on hot pink card stock, folded it so the print was on the inside and glued down those interlocking tabs to the narrow sides instead. After you print & cut out one, you can trace on to pretty scrapbook paper, add embellishments to the front & back ... the possibilities are endless.

  • Pops 9 May, 2013

    Thank you for such a lovely idea! The template turned out very useful. I made ultra-cute boxes for my son's class for Mother's day.

    ps:I pasted the template onto a powerpoint slide. Then I duplicated the same slide and rotated the template vertically by 180 degrees. On this duplicate slide, I masked the scouring lines using white coloured text boxes and added texts like "Happy Mother's day" "I love you Mom!" etc. I then took print out of these two slides onto two sides of coloured chart paper.

  • Lilret 11 Feb, 2011

    Martha...you have no idea how happy I was to have the template for this treat box...I made them right away...and after having made 44 of them, they were an instant hit here at our Embassy (USEmbassy Caracas)...I sold many of them and this afternoon the rest will be picked up. They came out soooo cute. Thanks again.

  • dramatoad 12 Feb, 2009

    Make the Jewel Heart Cookie, I used one of the Wilton Heart cutters (they are pink plastic and come in 6 sizes from Michael's) one is a perfect size that will slip into the Valentine Treat Box from the same day show. I just cut the box out of scrapbook heart paper (no card stock), and glued only the bottom. Fold the sides inside the heart box. Slip in the Jewel Heart Cookie (w/ plain rasberry jam) that has been wrapped in celephane. Use ribbon to tie the top. It makes a great gift.

  • crafty5 11 Feb, 2009

    Could anyone tell me how to make those heart window decorations(in the video)?? i really like them!!

  • meagan10280 10 Feb, 2009

    I run an afterschool program and I did this project with my kids today they loved it! It was simple for each of the kids, even the 5 year olds. Since I was planning to this with a large groupwe just used colored cardstock and decorated the boxes with Valentine's stickers, it worked great and even the parents were impressed with how adorable they turned out.

  • tamecat 9 Feb, 2009

    I did this project with my 7 year old for school. Didnt have much money so
    I improvised and used construction paper, glue stick and cheap valentines wrapping paper. They turned out great and my girl cant wait to take them to school!! If you're on a budget this works great and I spent less than 1 dollars!!!

  • mlhowell 7 Feb, 2009

    After watching Martha make the cute Valentine treat box I couldn't wait to make it. When I try to print the template it reads this file is damaged and could not be repaired. I do hope that it is soon fixed so I can make these darling boxes as gifts. Thank you. mlhowell

  • Pelo2000 7 Feb, 2009

    Just printed the template and will fill these with handmande chocolates. What a great project.

  • HB_Melinda 6 Feb, 2009

    These are very easy to make! What a cute way to wrap a little Valentine's Day treat.

    FYI - I printed the template directly onto plain card stock in various shades of pink and red, and quickly completed 6 of these boxes. (The scoring lines are visible on the inside of the box, but don't look bad.) My version is simpler than Martha's, but look very nice with the patterned ribbons I used.

  • RoRe 6 Feb, 2009

    At first I thought the crease in the middle wasn't necessary, but discovered it helps give it more room. I also just used a colored card stock and didn't need the adhesive machine and extra paper. I would love to check out some decorative card stock as that would be lovely, no need to buy an adhesive machine though!

  • Naiya 6 Feb, 2009

    This is a very cute and easy to make goody bag.. I just finished making one for my Vday :)

  • Naiya 6 Feb, 2009

    This is a very cute and easy to make goody bag.. I just finished making one for my Vday :)

  • sandykins 6 Feb, 2009

    I thought the same thing, didn't understand the crease down the middle. I great and easy little box to make.
    Sandykins

  • BuncoAddict 6 Feb, 2009

    Love this little treat box.... TIA!

  • dennydolls 6 Feb, 2009

    this treat box is very cute and easy to make but don't crease the dotted line down the middle of the heart..