This is one cute box that you can make to fit any occasion…I have themed mine for Easter to hold some little chocolate eggs but imagine what else you could make them for…the lid opens to reveal a window through to the treats below…

They would make beautiful wedding & party favors…imagine how gorgeous they would be at each place setting at a wedding filled with candies or nuts…

Here you can see inside – simply slide out the securing tab to open the lid and there is a window through which you will see the treats stowed below…there is also room on the inside of the lid to put a sentiment too…

The treats are easy to get to – you simply slide the window part upwards and this gives easy access to the goodies below.

Here is my tutorial so that you can make your own Mini Window Treat Box – at the end of this tutorial you will find a printable version too so that you can print it out and keep it for reference.

Cut a piece of cardstock or patterned paper to be size 4″ x 9 1/2″…I am using a piece of pretty paper from Springtime Vintage DSP…

And place into your Score Tool or Paper Trimmer with the score blade inserted – with the shortest edge along the top – and make score lines at 1″ and 3″…

Turn your paper around so that the longest edge is along the top of your tool/trimmer and score at 1″, 3″, 4″, 6″, 7 1/8″ and 9 1/8″…

For a neat inside finish, you need to make tabs – place your paper back into the trimmer/score tool with the longest edge along the top – make a little score line from the top edge down to the first intersecting line at 3 1/2″ and 6 1/2″…

And then do the same at the bottom edge…

Now to make the securing tab – place your paper on your work surface and find the smallest strip on the end – take a ruler and measure 1 1/2″ down – make a pencil line – and repeat the other end – and mark from these lines to the side edge…

Cut along those lines to form your tuck-away tab…

Now to shape your box – using your paper trimmer cut along the first score line 1″ down from the top edge all the way along to that little score line you made down to the intersecting line, like so…and then repeat for the bottom edge…

Do the exact same thing the other side and this is what you will have…

To make your fold in tabs, cut angles on them as show below…

Now you need to make a slot into which your securing tab will go…at your 3″ score line measure 1/2″ down and make a pencil mark 1″ long…

Use a sharp blade and your self-healing mat to cut down this line…now to make your window…choose your punch – circle, scallop circle or square – and punch out a piece of scrap paper – I am using my 1 3/8″ Square Punch.

To ensure perfect placement of your window, place this scrap punched out shape onto your paper – and then draw around it with a pencil…

Remove and use these lines to guide your punch and punch out your shape…

Next cut a piece of Window Sheet or acetate to size – I cut mine to be 1 3/4″ square…

And using Sticky Strip or Mini Glue Dots, adhere to the REVERSE size of your box – ie: the side that will be inside when assembled…turn over and this is what you will have…

Next apply a very strong adhesive tape such as Sticky Strip to the 4 tabs – making sure that you apply this tape to the OUTSIDE of the flaps…and fold along all score lines…

Trim the edges of the securing tab to be angled…

And secure the tabs inside the box…

Tuck in the big tab that will simply slide into your box so that your window is on the top…you do not adhere this tab in place so that the recipient can simply slide it out to retrieve the treats…

Slide your little securing tab into the slot…

And there you have one cute treat box just ready for decorating with finishing touches.

For mine, I used Springtime Vintage DSP and I trimmed it with a piece of Rose Red Seam Binding, both of which you can find in the Occasions Mini Catalog…

I used the Scallop Circle and Circle Punches to create my lid decoration and added a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes and a flower that I stamped and cut out using the Sale-a-bration set Bliss…

Inside I added a sentiment from the set You’re a Gem and punched it out using my Curly Label Punch…I added another flower and some cute Pearls and there is one cute box awaiting it’s treats.

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