DIY Milk Carton Easter Treat Box

Are you looking for Easter craft ideas? Learn how to make a Milk Carton Easter Treat Box. This is a fun, cute, and easy Easter craft idea.

Easter is around the corner and Spring is in the air. I love the start of spring as we can see trees getting greener, flowers blooming, and days getting brighter and warmer.

You might also love these other Easter ideas: Pom Pom Tail Easter Bunny Printable, Reversible Rustic Easter Bunny Butt Sign, and DIY Easter egg Shaker Card (+ Freebie).

DIY Milk Carton Easter Favor Box

Milk Carton Easter Treat Box Tutorial

It’s also that time of the year in which we love making cute crafts for our kids. I wanted to make something a little different than the usual Easter baskets but still fill it out with my girl’s favorite things!

I thought I’d share a quick and easy Easter craft with you – DIY Milk Carton Easter Treat Box!

These little boxes are super easy to make and filled with some yummy Easter treats that would make a great little DIY easter gift idea or even cute table decorations at a party.

Cute Milk Carton Easter Favor Boxes one in front of the other

I personally created them with a cutting machine but if you don’t have one that’s not a reason not to make them.

You can print the printable file I’m sharing and cut them with scissors or a knife. Then you can decide not to cut out the shapes from the milk carton and add decorations as you like! 

Me holding  the Milk Carton Easter Favor Box right in front of the camera

You can make them in different colors and textures and they are the perfect way to package up a little gift to give to kids, friends or co-workers or even your kids’ teachers to celebrate Spring.

What to put in an Easter treat box?

Your kids’ favorite candies of course, from simple chocolate eggs to the favorite candies, cookies, sweets, jelly beans, or even snacks if your family is not that into sweets. Actually, you are in luck, you can even do this candy-free too by putting small toys mixed with fun confetti.

How to Make a Milk Carton Easter Treat Box

Treat Box Craft Supplies:

  • Free DIY Milk Carton Easter Treat Box cut file, SVG files or printable.
  • Cutting machine and/or Scissors and craft knife
  • Glue (UHU, Hot glue gun, cold silicon, any glue that won’t damp the cardstock)
  • Your favorite cardstock (I used this rainbowish that I love)
  • Gol cardstock (for decoration)
  • Mini Clothespin
  • Ribbon bow
  • Small paper flowers (or your favorite decorative elements)
  • Clear acetate sheet (reused from other boxes work too)
  • Yummy candies!
  • A sharpie

Tools:

  • Cutting machine (cricut or Silhouette)

Instructions:

I created this quick video overview of the process but if you are more of a step-by-step with photos and text, feel free to scroll down.

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Prepping the pieces

I worked the design on my silhouette studio and prepared the file for you to download if you would like to make one of these too.

Firstly, snag your files and decide how you are going to proceed. If you have a cutting machine, then go ahead and cut your template.

Cutting the templates on a cutting machine

I used decorated cardstock for the milk carton and gold cardstock for the egg and bunny decoration.

Cutout of the elements to make the Treat boxes

If you decide to cut by hand then you will find a PDF for you to print. Make sure you don’t fit to page nor modify the size in any way so your decoration will fit perfectly. As I mentioned before, you can decide whether not to cut out the shapes from the milk carton and add decorations as you like!

Also, if you printed your template, then using your ruler and scissors, score along all the dashed lines.

Assembling the Milk Carton

Once you have the template ready, remove the pieces from the cutting mat and start folding the paper milk carton following the score lines.

For this part of the process, I recommend checking out the video (second 00:27).

Folding through the scoring lines of the milk carton box.

Simulate the assembling of the box to make sure you got everything right.

view of the preliminar assembling of the box to make sure you got everything right.

Then open it again and lay it down inside facing up.

Place your acetate sheet on top of the egg and bunny cutouts. Make some marks to cut rectangles that would cover the designs.

Marking marks on the acetate sheet over the cut outs of the box to know the size I need cut.

Cut 4 acetate rectangles.

Cutting the acetate sheet.

Then using hot glue or your favorite glue (I don’t recommend white glue) secure the acetate in place covering completely the eggs and bunnies.

Applying glue to the acetate.
Gluing the acetate piece to the inside side of the milk carton box
All the acetate pieces glued to the inside of the milk carton

Then secure by gluing the tab.

Applying glue to the flaps to close the treat box.
The carton milk box side closed

Fold in the bottom: short shape first, then side flaps, then secure the bottom with glue.

Gluing the bottom flaps closed.
The Easter Treat Box totally assembled.

Decorating the Milk Carton box

Apply glue to the back of each egg and bunny frame and place it to match the milk carton cutouts.

Applying glue to the cut outs embelishments. This case is the rabbit.
Decorating the easter treat boxes with gold rabbits accents.
Decorating the diy easter treat boxes with gold easter egg accents.

Secured the milk carton with a pressure paper clip to create the shape.

DIY Easter favor box almos ready

Next, decorate each side (if desired) with cute paper flowers. 

Mines were made with paper cutting different color cardstock and gluing 2 different shades.

Decorating the box around the cutouts with colorful paper flowers

I placed single flowers as the base to simulate volume and then placed a double one on top. Add rhinestones if desired.

The diy Easter favor box decorated with craft paper flowers

Repeat on each side if desired.

Then, glue the ribbon bow to one side of the clothespin.

Decorating a clothespin with a cute blue ribbon bow

Filling up your Easter treat box

Fill your cute milk carton treat box with any kind of yummy treats you want. I used kinder easter eggs, some other smaller chocolate eggs, and chocolate bunnies. But you can use anything you like.

The Milk Carton diy Easter treat box filled up with yummy treats

Lastly, secure your milk carton with your cute bow clothespin.

The Milk carton diy Easter treat box all done and ready to go.

You are done! Here’s the final product!!!

I made 2 of these since my girl wanted to give one to her best friend.

My daughter and I showing how the cute diy Easter favor boxes turned out

She certainly loved the box and can’t wait to eat it all LOL.

Pair of Milk Carton Easter Favor Boxes in diffirent colors on a table
Pink Milk Carton Easter Favor Box
Yellow Green Milk Carton Easter Favor Box

To be honest I absolutely love how it turned out. It’s even decorative.

I might be making some other milk cartons for other projects soon!

Hope you enjoyed this easy and cute Easter project and hope to see you soon!

Super Cute Milk Carton Easter Favor Box one in each one of my hads.
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DIY Milk Carton Easter Treat Box

Camila Rojas
Are you looking for Easter craft ideas? Learn how to make a Milk Carton Easter Treat Box. This is a fun, cute and easy Easter craft idea.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 1

Equipment

  • Cutting Machine

Ingredients
  

  • Free DIY Milk Carton Easter Treat Box cut file or printable
  • Cutting machine and/or Scissors and craft knife
  • Glue UHU, Hot glue gun, cold silicon, any glue that won’t damp the cardstock
  • Your favorite cardstock I used this rainbowish that I love
  • Gol cardstock for decoration
  • 1 Mini Clothespin
  • 1 Ribbon bow
  • Small paper flowers or your favorite decorative elements
  • 1 Clear acetate sheet reused from other boxes work too
  • Yummy candies!
  • A sharpie

Instructions
 

  • Firstly grab your files and decide how you are going to proceed. If you have a cutting machine, then go ahead and cut your template.
  • I used decorated cardstock for the milk carton and gold cardstock for the egg and bunny decoration.
  • If you decide to cut by hand then you will find a PDF for you to print. Make sure you don’t fit to page nor modify the size in any way so your decoration will fit perfectly. As I mentioned before, you can decide whether not to cut out the shapes from the milk carton and add decorations as you like!
  • Also, if you printed your template, then using your ruler and scissors, score along all the dashed lines.
  • Once you have the template ready, fold following the folding lines. For this part of the process, I recommend checking out the video (second 00:27).
  • Simulate the assembling of the box to make sure you got everything right.
  • Then open it again and lay it down inside facing up.
  • Place your acetate sheet on top of the egg and bunny cutouts. Make some marks to cut rectangles that would cover around the designs.
  • Cut 4 acetate rectangles.
  • Then using hot glue or your favorite glue (I don’t recommend white glue) secure the acetate in place covering completely the eggs and bunnies.
  • Then secure by gluing the tab.
  • Fold in the bottom: short shape first, then side flaps, then secure the bottom with glue.
  • Apply glue to the back of each egg and bunny frame and place it to match the milk carton cutouts.
  • Secured the milk carton with a pressure paper clip to create the shape.
  • Decorate each side (if desired) with cute paper flowers.
  • Mines were made with paper much cutting different color cardstock and gluing 2 different shades.
  • I placed single flowers as the base to simulate volume and then placed a double one on top. Add rhinestones if desired.
  • Repeat on each side if desired.
  • Fill your cute milk carton treat box with all the candies you want. I used kinder eggs, some other smaller chocolate eggs and chocolate bunnies.
  • Glue the ribbon bow to the one side of the clothespin.
  • Secure your milk carton with your cute bow clothespin.
  • You are done!
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