Make this holiday season even more special with this incredibly fun and inexpensive DIY project! These easy-to-make miniature house shaped boxes are ideal for small treats and candies and are sure to bring joy to whomever you give them to. They are great for stocking stuffers and party favors! Its petite size is also ideal for small children to unwrap. With some added creativity, they can also be decorated for any other occasion like Halloween or even as party favors! There are so many possibilities with this project, it is hard to stop at just making one!
Follow these simple instructions to learn how to make your own miniature house candy box.
For this project, you will need:
- Printable house template
- Printer paper or stock paper
- Double sided tape
- Ruler and scoring tool
- Crafting blade
Begin by printing out the free template. In the example, regular white printer paper was used, however, you may opt to use stock paper which is heavier and sturdier.
If you use stock paper, be sure to look up the features on your printer to see if it can print on such paper. Most printers will, however, in some cases, laser printers will cause the cardstock to “curl” because they use heat to transfer toner onto the paper. If this happens, simply wait a few seconds until the paper cools and reverse the curl to make it straight again.
Another way to ensure your printer will print efficiently on stock paper is to remove all other paper from the feed cartridge and only use one or two sheets of stock paper at a time.
On a hard surface, carefully cut out the template and the wreath. If you prefer to cut the windows panes, using the crafting blade, trace the insides of each window. You may use the ruler to help create a straight edge.
Next, use the scoring tool to fold the template on the dotted lines as seen in the picture. You may also use the ruler to ensure your folds are straight.
Cut a small piece of the tape to fit the side tab and connect it to the other tab. Fold the bottom flaps as seen from the example and use the tape to close the box.
Lastly, add a small piece of tape to the back of the wreath and attach it right above the door of the candy box.
Your box is now complete! Fill it with whatever you desire and once full, close the flaps with some tape.
This is such a versatile quick and easy project. Experiment with different paper textures, colors, and designs. You can even use colored pencils or markers to color in the roof tiles. Exchange the wreath above the door for a witch silhouette or Halloween themed image and you now have a haunted house: a spooky treat to hand out to trick-or-treaters. Swap out the witch for wedding bells and the house is now a church, a charming thank you gift to wedding guests. Explore your creativity, but most of all, have fun and watch how your creation brings joy to others, no matter the occasion!