Make your own sweet little pineapple treat boxes with just paper, scissors, and glue! They are easy to make with this free gift box template and perfect for any summery, tropical celebration.
I am all about cute fruit crafts, and I have a super fun little paper party craft to share with you today. All you need is some colorful cardstock, a pair of scissors, and some glue and you can have adorable pineapple boxes perfect for filling with any little treat and ready for gifting.
These cute little guys would make perfect favors for a pineapple party (those are totally a thing!) or any summery get together or pool party. Let’s make some!
- Colored Cardstock
- Scissors or Silhouette
- Bone Folder (if cutting by hand)
- Permanent Tape Roller or other adhesive
- Pineapple Gift Box Template (PDF or Silhouette cut file)
There are two options for cutting out your pineapple box. The first option is to print the PDF template out on yellow cardstock, and then score along the fold lines with a bone folder. The template is not too complicated and it is easy to cut by hand.
If you are lucky enough to have a Silhouette, then the second option is even easier. The machine will cut out the gift box template and perforate along the fold lines at the same time, which make putting these boxes together super duper easy.
To give the boxes a little more interest, I added a crosshatch design to my yellow cardstock with markers before cutting the boxes. I really love the look that gave my boxes, but plain cardstock works just great too.
Whether you cut your boxes by hand or used a Silhouette, the next step is to fold up the box and glue it together. Just apply adhesive on the box tabs and press the box together.
Once the base of the box is formed, you can add the leaves to the top of the box. Just fold the base of the leaves, slip through the slit in the top of the box, and secure in place with a bit of adhesive.
Don’t forget to make some watercolor DIY paper lanterns to go along with your summer party!
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.