Thanksgiving Box Tutorial

This is a great project for your Thanksgiving holiday. Make one to give to your hostess if you're a dinner guest, or make several for take home treats if you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner yourself.


3977.400 Supplies List

- Decorated 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of card stock
- Two eyelets
- Narrow ribbon
- Top Note diecut & Big Shot machine
- Sticky strip
- Build-A-Brad
- Designer paper

3978.400 1. Place paper in trimmer in landscape position.

Starting at the left side, score at 1", 4", 6" and 9".



3879.400 2. Turn paper a quarter turn so the 1" score is at the top of the trimmer.

Starting from the left side, score at 1-1/2" and then at 6-1/2".


3980.400 3. With the 2" scored section at the top as in photo, cut out upper left corner section.

Cut out the rectangle along the score lines, leaving the 3" section intact (next to the scissors in the photo.)



3981.400 4. Cut out the corner rectangle at the bottom left.

At the bottom of the sheet, cut slits on the remaining vertical score lines up to the 1 1/2" horizontal score line.



3983.400 Cut the ends of the 1" scored piece at the left side at a slight angle. Here's another view of the cut and scored sheet when you've finished step 4.




3987.400 5. Fold along lines and crease with a bone folder.






3988.400 6. Put a piece of sticky strip along the one inch tapered end as shown.



3989.400 7. Adhere the paper Top Note die cut to the cardstock one with SNAIL adhesive.

TIP: Place the designer paper on top of the cardstock when you die-cut the piece and cut both at once.


3994.400 8. Cut the resulting piece in half and score at 1/4" from the straight edge.




3996.400 9. Attach to the lid top with sticky strip.

Fold along the scored line on the lid.

TIP: This is the best time to add the eyelets and the ribbon for the handle, before you actually construct the box.


4003.400 10. Remove the red liner from the sticky strip on the 1" tapered flap.





4004.400 11. Fold along the scored lines to form a box. The tapered flap is attached on the inside.








4007.400 13. Put sticky strip on the inside of the two long bottom flaps.

Remove the red liner and fold the smaller two flaps in, then the longer two flaps.


4021.400 14. Use your scissors or a ruler to press the bottom against the table to make sure it adheres well.




4027.400 15. If you have not yet added the eyelets and ribbon, do so now.





4031.400 16. Press the front of the box towards the back. Add a small piece of velcro to act as a fastener.




4032.400 17. Decorate as desired.




4033.400 I used Bella's Blooms to make a Build-A-Brad and combined that with some of the great felt Flower Fusion pieces.

For the focal piece, I stamped the flower image and overstamped the "Happy Thanksgiving."

I did a bit of piercing and added a dab of Crystal Effects on the flower bloom before punching it out with the wide oval punch. That piece was attached with dimensionals onto the Designer Series paper and then layered on the chocolate chip square.


Just so you know, squares of individually wrapped Ghiradelli chocolates fit perfectly in this box. ;-)

Call or email me if you are in the Duluth area of metro Atlanta to make a date to make one of these adorable boxes with me. Make it Christmas themed by changing the colors and the embellishments. Great teacher gifts!


  1. Can I link to your tutorial? It’s fantastic! Will send you an email about it. TFS!

  2. What a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi! My friend Maggie sent me here and I’m so glad she did. Thank you so much for the tutorial!! I just created a bag using it and will be posting on my blog. This was so much fun!!

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