Make your own mini milk cartons easily using scrapbook paper and this free template or cut file. These adorable little treat boxes make perfect party favors and small gifts! This post contains affiliate links, which help to support this site at no extra cost to you.
Looking for a simple little party favor or small gift packaging idea? Then you are in the right place! I love a cute little box, and today I am going to share free printable templates and free SVG cut files (to use with your Cricut or Silhouette machine) so you can make your own adorable mini milk carton boxes.
I used some summery fruit themed papers for my boxes, but you could use these cut files and templates with any patterned papers for any kind of party. (The paper pad I used for these boxes is no longer available, but the Here & Now pad or the Sunny Days pad are great options with a similar vibe.)
These fun little treat boxes are really easy to make and make super cute favors for any party!
Ready to get crafting? Here’s everything you will need to make your own sweet treat boxes.
How to Make Mini Milk Carton Treat Boxes
These cute little treat boxes are super easy to make, and I will walk you through each step below.
Step One. Cut Out the Box.
First, you will need to cut out the box shape from your scrapbook paper. If you have an electronic cutting machine like a Silhouette or Cricut, this is really easy to do using one of the cut files from the download below.
If you don’t have a cutting machine, then you will need to print out the PDF template, and then cut along the solid lines and score along the dotted lines. You could even just print the template on the backside of the patterned paper to make this super easy!
The box is scaled to fit on the cute 8″ x 8″ paper I was using, but you can make larger boxes on bigger paper by scaling up. The boxes cut from 8″ x 8″ paper are about 1.75″ x 4″ x 1.75″.
I used my Silhouette to cut out the box shape for me. The cut file includes perforated fold lines, so it will be ready to assemble after cutting.
Step Two. Assemble Box.
Once your milk carton box is cut out, you are read to fold and assemble! This is super easy to do. Here’s how:
- Fold along all of the dashed lines. The cut files include perforated fold lines to make this extra easy. If you are cutting and folding by hand, then I would recommend scoring with a straight edge and bone folder first to get nice, crisp folds.
- Apply adhesive to the patterned side of the vertical tab.
- Secure adhesive tab to the other side of the box to form a tube.
- Use adhesive on the bottom tabs to close the bottom of the box.
Step Three. Fill and Decorate.
At this point, your box is formed and it’s time to fill it up with small treats or gifts. I filled my boxes with sour fruit candies to stick with the theme.
Finally, we will close up the boxes and add some extra decorative touches.
If you like, you can print off some of my “You’re Sweet” tags (this design is included in the free download below) on colored paper as I did.
To close the boxes and tie on tags:
- Fold along the perforated/scored lines at the top of the box to form the milk carton shape and close the box.
- Use a hole punch to punch through the top of the box.
- Use a piece of twine, rafia, or string to tie the box closed.
- Use your 1.5″ circle punch or a pair of scissors to cut out the tag. You can back the tag with contrasting paper if desired. Punch a hole through the tag.
- Tie the tag onto the box and finish it off with a cute bow.
And that’s it! Your mini milk carton treat box is all ready! If you want to decorate the milk carton box more, you can add contrasting strips of cardstock, washi tape, stickers or more.
And that’s it! So fun, right? Are you ready to grab your free download?
Free Milk Carton Treat Box SVG Cut File and Printable
Before grabbing your freebie, please pin the image above to one of your crafty Pinterest boards. Spreading the word about our free printables and SVG files helps to keep them free! 🙂
Please Note: This file is free for personal use only (making things for yourself or as gifts). If you would like to use these designs for products you make and sell, you can purchase a limited commercial use license in my shop HERE.
When you click the link below, you will get a ZIP file containing SVG, DXF, PNG, and PDF versions of the design. You will need to unzip the file before opening the individual files. You will need a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader installed on your device to open the PDF file.
Note for Silhouette Users: Remember that you need the Designer Edition of Silhouette Studio to open SVG files! You can open the DXF and PNG versions of the design with the basic edition of Silhouette Studio. Read more about working with different file types and your Silhouette.
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What do you think? Are you going to be making some cute little mini milk carton boxes? If you do, be sure to share them with me on my facebook page or by tagging me on instagram (@persialou). I would love to see them!