I am hosting a bake sale on April 28th for No Kid Hungry and I wanted to make my own cupcake, cookie, muffin and candy boxes and bags and after searching the internet and finally finding something on Pinterest I tried it and I didn’t like it enough to make dozens of them so I tweaked it a bit and found a way to make it work so I could make a lot of them. It’s pretty simple and doesn’t take too much time to make 1.
What you need:
- 2 pieces do Cardstock
- Cutting Tool
- Score Board
- Sticky tape
- Cuttlebug (optional)
- Circle or scalloped edge Die (optional)
- Astatate (optional)
How to make it:
Measure and cut your cardstock first. The first piece is measured at 9×9, the second one is 5×5 and the third one is 4×4.
Take the first piece and score it at 3 inches and 6 inches, turn the cardstock 90 degrees and score it again at 3 inches and 6 inches. Place it to the side. Grab your 5×5 piece and score it 1 inch on all four sides. That means you will have to turn the cardstock 90 degrees 3 times to score it on all 4 sides. With the 4×4 piece of cardstock score it at 1/2 inch on all 4 sides doing the same thing you did for the 5×5 piece.
You now have a Base, Lid and muffin holder.
Fold and burnish all the score lines on all 3 pieces.
Optional: If you want the lid and the muffin holder to be open follow this next step. If not, please skip this step.
To make the opening for the lid and muffin holder you must have a Cuttlebug, Big Shot, Gemini or punch. The width of the punch can be any size but if you want it to be like the one I make you will need one that is at least 2 3/4 wide. You can use anything you want. I chose to use a scalloped edge 2 3/4 inch die. Place your die on the center of the lid and cut it out. Do the same for the muffin holder. Make sure they are centered and it does not cross any of the score lines. If they do it will not fold correctly.
After cutting them out you can now begin to cut them. Let’s start with the muffin holder. Cut up the small squares but only until you meet the crossing score line and miter the edges. Do not cut across the score line.
Set this one aside. Grab your lid. The 5×5 piece of cardstock. Cut up the squares and miter the edges. Again, do not cross the score line. Cut right up to it.
You should have something like the picture above. Now grab the 9×9 piece of cardstock and your scissors again and this time make sure you cut everything the same way. Cut up the score line to the corner box and then miter it. Miter the edge as well and then cut off 1 inch from the bottom of the square. Repeat this step for all 4 corners. See photo below. Do not cross the score line.
Your cardstock should look like the above photo.
If you chose to use make the lid and bottom open then you will need 1 piece of 3×3 acetate. Using glue dots is the easiest for acetate. Place one on each corner. If you do not have glue dots simple use your score tape and place it as close to the edge as possible.
Place the acetate on the bottom of the lid like so:
Then put your lid together. Put your muffin holder together the same way. Make sure all the edges are straight.
Lets move on to the base. Add your score tape to the 4 squares you cut and make sure to put it all the way to the edge. Like so.
Now lets put the box together.
Place the muffin holder inside, it will be tight so be gentle.
Add your lid and decorate. You have just made a Muffin Box holder.
I only had a large muffin to see if worked and it did it was just a little large. A natural size muffin will fit perfectly inside the box. You can use it for cupcakes too. If you want to you can take the muffin holder out and place cookies or candy inside. I think these will be really cute and I will have the ingredients on the bottom with a sticker and a name of the muffin hanging from the top of the lid.
It’s going to be really nice and I’m looking forward to helping the kids in this country who are going without.
If you would like to donate to the cause feel free to reach out to me and I’ll send you my website to donate.
Thank you for making the muffin box with me. My next one will be a bag my husband and I came up with together. I think you will love it. I will post a video on it Thursday. If you want me to make a video on this one let me know and I’ll be happy too.
Happy Baking Bakers!!