Popcorn boxes are a great gift idea. You can create your own box at home then toss in stocking stuffers, candy or other little trinkets. Follow these steps and you'll be able to make a popcorn box.
- Popcorn template
- White poster board
- Glue or tape (optional)
Find a template. There are several options available online for popcorn box templates. Depending upon the size you need, you will be able to find it. You can also create your own template if you want. You need four sides that taper wide at the top and narrow at the bottom with an angled tag at the bottom to fold over the box.
Trace the template onto the poster board. Adjust the size of the template to fit the gift you plan to put inside.
Decorate the box. Have fun and be creative for this step. Decorate with markers, glitter or even pictures cut out of magazines. You can wrap the box with wrapping paper if you want.
Cut out the box and assemble. Fold and fit the template pieces together. Use glue to secure the inside flap and the bottom flaps so the box is secure.
Alternative decorating choices. If you plan to use the popcorn boxes for holiday gifts and want to really dress them up, you can decorate them using a computer paint program. Consider importing or creating a template in the program, then designing the exterior with photographs or other scrapbook elements before printing the template and assembling your gift. There are limitless options of ways to create a new popcorn box at home.
It only takes a few steps and some thick poster board to create the perfect popcorn box. Decorate the box and it will be ready for gift giving or for a night out at the movies.