Now that Halloween is over, I can finally dedicate my energy to thinking about the upcoming feast of Thanksgiving. And with that feast comes leftovers. Glorious leftovers.
This is the one time of year I don’t mind having my fridge stuffed full of last night’s meal. But alas, sometimes those leftovers need to be sent home with friends and family. Today I am sharing a simple takeout box that you can mass produce with ease. Wrap each box with a piece of patterned paper and send those leftovers away in style.
Let me take a minute to address the obvious. There will be no leftover pumpkin pie. This piece of homemade pumpkin pie is for photography purposes only, and only briefly at that. Yum.
Now let’s get back to looking at the boxes. Each box is die cut from textured cardstock and is wrapped with a piece of patterned paper. This tuck and fold style box stays together without the wrap, but the wrap makes it extra pretty.
It is easy to die cut fun shapes in each wrap. You can use a single shape, or cut different shapes for each box.
This project is great for all of those leftover patterned paper strips you have laying around. Trim a strip of patterned paper to create a band around each box. Choose fall-themed colors or use anything you have on hand. Hop on over to my blog to see how I used the remaining turkey die cuts to make cute tags and labels.
These tuck and fold boxes are super easy to open and close, making it really easy to stuff them full of delicious leftovers. Be sure to line the box with parchment paper or wrap leftovers in a plastic bag before putting them in the box.
To make the takeout boxes, you will need two sheets of 12″x12″ cardstock. Die cut two box pieces and adhere them together with This to That double sided super sticky red tape. I like to use this tape when I am making 3-D projects.
After you have adhered the two box pieces together, you will fold it into a box shape. Hold the box together by adhering a few pieces of transparent tape on the inside of the box. The rest of the box is held together with tucks, tabs, and folds.
Trim several 2″ strips of 12″x12″ patterned paper to make bands that go around the box. Add some festive flair by die cutting a turkey in the middle of each paper strip.
You can assemble your boxes before the big feast, or assemble them on-the-fly as you send guests home with leftovers. Yum!
FROM ME TO YOU DOUBLE-SIDED CARDSTOCK 12″X12″ THANKS
FROM ME TO YOU DOUBLE-SIDED CARDSTOCK 12″X12″ HELLO
THIS TO THAT DOUBLE-SIDED SUPER STICKY RED TAPE
American Crafts textured cardstock