• Up-cycled Treat Box


    A cute treat box for your kiddo's lunch box that's made from a recycled cereal box.

  • Step 1


    Cut down your large panels from a cereal box(or other lightweight cardboard) to 5" x 9"(I'm gonnna call it Panel 1 from now on) and 4 6/8" x 6 6/8"(Panel 2 from now on)

  • Step 2


    You are going to score Panel 1 1", 4", 5" & 8", fold on all score lines and adhere the two 1" sections on either end together. This will form a rectangular sleeve.

    Now you score Panel 2, starting on each 4 6/8" side and score at 7/8" and 3 7/8", now on each 6 6/8" side score at 7/8" and 5 7/8". Fold on all score lines and you should have four little squares on each corner. Cut along one score line on each square to where the score lines intersect. Add adhesive to each little square and fold up so they form a box tray. This piece will form a tray that will slid into the sleeve we made with Panel 1.

    *I will say, this is after the original post, I found that I had to go back with Red Tape after it was used a couple of times.*

  • Step 3


    Now we're gonna cut all the papers for covering our treat box. Now on the Panel 2 measurements, the first 3 all go on the insides of the tray, and the fourth goes on outside of the tray on the two short sides.
    Panel 1: Cut 2 at 1" x 5"
    Cut 2 at 3" x 5"
    Panel 2: Cut 2 at 7/8" x 2 7/8"
    Cut 2 at 7/8" x 4 7/8"
    Cut 1 at 2 7/8" x 4 7/8"
    Cut 2 at 1" x 3"

  • Step 4


    Adhere all papers to the box.

  • Step 5


    Cut a piece of clear plastic packaging or acrylic sheet to 2 1/2" x 3", adhere a strip of cute paper about 3/4" wide across it. Attach it to the top of the sleeve at a slight angle with a clear liquid adhesive along 3 sides leaving the top open. I added a cute little journaling spot centered on the acrylic pocket.

  • Step 6


    I plan to use the pocket to tuck little notes into just to tell him that I'm thinking about him or to have a good day at school, then I'll put a special treat inside of the sleeve. I hope he gets a kick out of it.

  • Step 7


    Open view of treat box.

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Brittany Kohl

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