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Color-Your-Own Gingerbread House Treat Box

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Grab the free printables and color-your-own gingerbread house treat box! A fun holiday activity for any age and the perfect gift wrapping for sweet treats and small gifts!

On the Eleventh Day of a Crafty Christmas…

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My 12 Days of a Crafty Christmas series is nearing the end! But I have a couple more fun projects to share with you like’s today’s Color-Your-Own Gingerbread House Box! Not only do you get to have some paper crafting fun, but you get to color it too!

Color-Your-Own Gingerbread House Treat Box with Free Printable

This box actually came about because my kids kept trying to color my Cozy Cabin Treat Boxes from earlier in this series. I figured why not give them a box they can go crazy with! I used the exact same pattern I’d created and drew a gingerbread house in place of the cozy cabin. They had a ton of fun coloring them. 

Color-Your-Own Gingerbread House Treat Box with Free Printable

We are planning to make a few more of these cute boxes to hold some fun gingerbread ornaments we made. These will be the cutest gifts for our family!

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You can download the free printable and create your own boxes. The tutorial shows two ways to put these houses together. The first way is how I assembled the Cozy Cabin boxes – cutting out the notches and handles to make the boxes into treat boxes that can open and close.

The second way you can make these skips the whole X-Acto knife step and is much quicker. If you are making these with kids and they don’t need to open or close this is the way to go. They’ll have a fun Gingerbread House they colored that they can display at home!

Supplies Needed for Color Your Own – Gingerbread House Box

Color-Your-Own Gingerbread House Treat Box with Free Printable

Step One: Print the coloring pages onto white cardstock. I use 110lb cardstock but you can use whatever paper weight works best with your printer. The thicker the paper the better for treat boxes. 

Step Two: Time to color! I love coloring. I rarely make the time for it, but when I do sit down and color, it is so relaxing. 

Color-Your-Own Gingerbread House Treat Box with Free Printable

When I colored these boxes with my kids, we all used crayons. I later colored a couple more with my Crayola Fine Line Markers which worked really well. I don’t let my kiddos use these yet since my 2-year-old is still in a marker-poking phase and she breaks a lot of the tips on her Pip-Squeaks!

After my pages were colored with markers, I wanted to add a little glitz to them! I used my clear Gelly Roll Stardust pen and colored anywhere I wanted there to be sparkle! Pretty much all of the white icing areas. It gives such a nice sparkle without the mess of actual glitter.

Color-Your-Own Gingerbread House Treat Box with Free Printable

Step Three: Once your coloring pages are finished it’s time to assemble the boxes! First, you will need to cut out the boxes using a scissors.

Color-Your-Own Gingerbread House Treat Box with Free Printable

**Now, this is where you can decide how you want your boxes to be used. If they are going to be treat boxes that can be filled with goodies, follow the rest of Step Three. If you want it to be used as a colored gingerbread house that doesn’t open up, skip ahead to Step Four!

After the two pieces have been cut out with scissors, use your X-Acto knife to cut out the notch and the handle on each piece.

Color-Your-Own Gingerbread House Treat Box with Free Printable

Color-Your-Own Gingerbread House Treat Box with Free Printable

Step Four: Score the box along the score lines. Check out the diagram below to know where to score. Fold along the score lines.

Color your own Gingerbread House Treat Box

Color-Your-Own Gingerbread House Treat Box with Free Printable

Color-Your-Own Gingerbread House Treat Box with Free Printable

Step Five: Use double-sided tape to adhere the box together along the tabs. I used 1/4″ Scor-Tape. I like using Scor-tape for my treat boxes because it is so sturdy.

Color-Your-Own Gingerbread House Treat Box with Free Printable

Color-Your-Own Gingerbread House Treat Box with Free Printable

Once the box was together, I folded in the bottom. You can tape the bottom from the inside of the box so the box is more study.

Color-Your-Own Gingerbread House Treat Box with Free Printable

Color-Your-Own Gingerbread House Treat Box with Free Printable

When I made these for my kids, I taped the box together on the outside to make it super strong. I knew they’d be playing with it and not care if tape was visible!

Color-Your-Own Gingerbread House Treat Box with Free Printable

If you are using the box as a treat box, you can close the box using the notches and the box is finished and ready to be filled with treats! If the box is not intended to be opened, you can tuck the two pieces that would have been notched in underneath the handle. Tape the top of the box closed.

Color-Your-Own Gingerbread House Treat Box with Free Printable

These boxes were a lot of fun to make and so much fun to color with my kids! I have to thank them for the great idea! :)

Color-Your-Own Gingerbread House Treat Box with Free Printable

I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 12 of a Crafty Christmas! For all those following along with my series, thank you! I hope you are having fun and feeling as festive as I am!

Check out my other gingerbread house craft tutorials! You can also view my other coloring pages projects including my Color Your Own Easter Basket and Fairy Coloring Pages!

Download the Free File! This freebie is in my Resource Library under Christmas and Free Printables, Treat Boxes. Enter your first name and email to get the password to download this file. You’ll also have a chance to sign up for my newsletter to receive fun craft tutorials, tips, updates and more FREE files to help make crafting something special and unique easier! 

      

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    1. Hi! The gingerbread house printable is in my Resource Library under “Christmas” or “Printables, Treat Boxes”. You’ll find the link to the library toward the bottom of the post under the “Free Download” section. There is also a link to my Resource Library at the top of my site. I’ll also include it here: https://www.craftingcheerfully.com/library/. You’ll need to enter your email to get the password. Please let me know if you have any trouble finding it once in the library :)

  1. This is so very cute. Thank you for sharing your creativity and generosity in providing a printable
    Merry Christmas

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