Back to School Teacher Treat Box (Echo Park)

Hi Everyone

I have a post on the Echo Park blog today showing an idea for using the School Days Mini Theme to create a Teacher’s Gift Box.
This would be a perfect gift to get ready now for when the kids go back to school!

This mini theme is so much fun with its bright images and great combination of papers. To create the basic box I used this file from A Little Hut.  I did have to do some editing in the Silhouette software in order to make such a large box – but it was my first time and really wasn’t too hard. I simply used the knife tool to “cut up” the file and then enlarged all the pieces at the same time to keep them in proportion. I then had to add a couple of simple straight lines back in where I had separated the pieces – but it was pretty straightforward.

The box cleverly forms an apple shape on top – which I decorated using some of the stickers from the collection. That lovely red chevron paper was actually from the Homemade Mini-Theme and matched perfectly!

To create the little pennant I wrapped and glued some multicolored twine around a cocktail stick. I then handcut a small flag from the “Rulers” paper as a base and mounted the Go Team pennant sticker on top. Using the brushes and pencils stickers both under and over the ruler twill tape helps add a little dimension.

I cut a strip from the “Rulers” paper to go around the bottom of the box and then added the stickers for decoration. They are mounted with dimensional dots – but to stop them sticking to the base I de-sticky them with talc first – effectively turning them into die-cuts. They are so thick and strong they stand up to the mounting perfectly!  That A+ sign looks a little too much – but I made a mistake cutting the tape and so I had to cover it up – I love stickers!!

Please post a comment with any questions 🙂
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  • Reply Deepthi August 3, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    Nice….Love the fresh colors and fresh theme….
    Ideal for gifts!!!

  • Reply Judy Bagwell August 4, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Super cute!!

  • Reply Amy Papale August 4, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    Love this!

  • Reply lisa808 August 4, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    What an adorable gift box.

  • Reply Heidi Fowler August 4, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Adorable, and perfect for the first day of school! I’d love for you to link up this (and any other ideas you’d like to share) at "One Creative Weekend" on OneCreativeMommy.com.

  • Reply Mrs Frizz August 5, 2012 at 5:46 AM

    now that is quite simply adorable …

  • Reply Brenda August 5, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Oh wow how gorgeous is this I love it..

  • Reply Emily August 7, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    super cute box! Just wanted to invite you to join my Tasteful Tuesday Party. I have been hosting a recipe party (pretty successfully!!!) for over a year now, and this week we are opening up for crafts, DIY and home decor. Hope you can come by and check it out! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2012/08/fresh-pesto-pasta-salad-and-tasteful.html

  • Reply Arushi August 10, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Lovely !!! Beautiful colors used ….

    School Crafts

  • Reply Danielle Wagasky August 17, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Hi there! I just wanted to let you know I featured you on Blissful and Domestic today. Stop by and check it out:>


  • Reply Leah Crowe August 26, 2012 at 11:47 PM

    Really sensational project, Lowri! Love that file too!

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