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Paper Pie Box

With a printable template, card stock, and a few simple steps, you can create your own paper pie boxes.

With a printable template, card stock, and a few simple steps, you can create your own paper pie boxes.

Tools and Materials

Pie Box template 
Scoring board with bone folder
12-by-12-inch craft stock
Cutting mat
14-by-3-inch ruler
Craft knife or scissors 
Double-sided tape
Optional: Edge or Deep Edge punch

Paper Pie Box How-To

1. For bottom piece, print template at 100 percent. Lay template anywhere on a 12-by-12-inch piece of craft stock; tape in place to secure. 

2. Place template and craft stock between the scoring board and ruler. Square the top of the ruler with the top guide on the scoring board, making sure the long edge of the ruler is lined up next to a groove. Shift the template until one of the dotted lines matches up to the side of the ruler. Use the bone folder to score paper along the dotted line. Repeat for all dotted lines. 

3. Using a craft ruler and a craft knife or scissors, cut along the solid line.

4. Fold along scored lines. 

5. Secure tabs with double-sided tape. For lid, print out template and enlarge to 120 percent using a photocopier. Repeat steps 1, 2, and 3. After step 3, trim 1/2 inch from the bottom edge of all three side flaps. Repeat steps 4 and 5.

Tip: After the template has been cut and before the tabs are secured, use one of our edge punches or deep edge punches to add a decorative border. 

Comments (12)

  • 24 Jan, 2011

    I think these boxes are quite cute, but there appears to be a typo in the instructions. #5 says to enlarge the pattern 120% for the lid. This is WAAAY to much--maybe it should read 102%? I did mine at 103%. Depending on the thickness of your paper, I would not go larger than 105%.

  • 24 Jan, 2011

    Exactly! It's these little touches that make a party extra special and unique!

  • 23 Jan, 2011

    Believe it or not...there are still those of us who ENJOY doing things that are what other people find silly. if you are not creative, then, you don't enjoy doing things with paper crafts. I DO! I have made many of these little boxes. They are not only perfect to take home pie or cake.....they are great to fill with party favors or Wedding Favors such as Jordan Almonds. Then decorate each slice and place in a cake shape for a wedding or Bday party!

  • 23 Jan, 2011

    I think that this is a great, unique party favor! I mean you send folks home with candy and cookies, why not a great piece of pie?

  • 23 Jan, 2011

    I love this idea. You can use it as a unique gift box also. If you want to use it for gift giving of food, line it with plastic wrap, wax paper, or foil and it will be able to be used over and over again. Use your imagination. Even enlarge the pattern.

  • 23 Jan, 2011

    This is cute, but who is going to take the time to make a paper box that will be used once? Maybe for a party take-home piece of pie? I don't know.I love Martha, but a lot of these ideas are just kind of silly and impractical.

  • 23 Jan, 2011

    I would use a pie box to take a slice for lunch. I'm just sayin'.......

  • 23 Jan, 2011

    Why would one use a pie box for just a slice?

  • 23 Jan, 2011

    By making the sides higher, this box will hold a piece of layer cake. I left one side undone until after the cake was in - a lot easier to get it in in one piece this way. If you leave a side undone, you can also stack the empty boxes in less space.

  • 23 Jan, 2011

    Thank you for this, but I wish you will tell us how to make the boxes and the fans too
    I have lot's of you products and I love them all. Thank you again

  • 23 Jan, 2011

    I bought Martha's scoreboard because I loved these, but the instructions were not included with it. I am so happy to have it.
    Thanks. The score board is fabulous, go and buy one if you don't have it already.

  • 20 Jan, 2011

    These are great. I made them for my niece's birthday. We made the boxes to match her birthday cake - chocolate bottom, cream top that was embossed and a strawberry on top! We put them on a cake stand next to the real cake and it was a hit!