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Make Tiny Milk Carton Favor Boxes!

March 2, 2010

This weekend I drew a template for a teeny, tiny milk carton…and I LOVE it! Perfect for favors–for kids’ parties and showers of the bridal and baby variety especially–or use them as gift boxes. The finished size of each carton is 1 1/2″ by 1 1/2″. Here’s what you do to make one:

First, download and print the milk carton template out on to card stock. (There’s two templates per one 8 1/2″ 11″ page.)

Using a scissors, cut the template from the page.

Using a boning tool and a straight edge, score all the lines of the template.

Even the pointy lines!

Then valley-fold  all the horizontal and vertical lines.

Re-fold the top fold as a mountain fold.

Cut up to the first horizontal fold as shown.

Glue the tab shut on the side of the carton. Then fold in the bottoms of the carton and glue in place.

Decorate your tiny milk carton, fill with your goodies and then glue the top shut, securing with a butterfly clip until dry.

Here’s some more decorating ideas for the cartons!

37 Comments leave one →
  1. Michele permalink
    December 26, 2013 10:43 pm

    I think I’m going to make some for Putz houses! Thanks!

  2. Ivy lee permalink
    January 13, 2013 6:59 am

    These are great! I’m going to print this out and use them to put chocolates to sell for my club’s fundraising! Thanks a lot! :D

  3. Kara permalink
    December 28, 2012 4:22 pm

    Super cute! We will be using them to make Girl Scout SWAPS for our cookie rally. What goes better with Girl Scout cookies than milk? Thanks for sharing your template! :)

    • Jo permalink*
      December 29, 2012 7:49 am

      Very cool, Kara! Yes, cookies and milk are the perfect pair!!! (I used to be a Girl Scout, too.)

  4. Amy in TX permalink
    June 1, 2012 9:02 am

    I saw this on Pinterest, so cute! I think they might be a good size for American Girl dolls. I plan to print the template on cardstock and let my girls color them before folding. They’ll love it!

    • Jo permalink*
      June 1, 2012 9:20 am

      American girls love their milk. ;)

  5. ana laura permalink
    February 14, 2012 7:10 am

    Muy bonita la idea, me encanta este tipo de cajas. gracias!!!

  6. Maria Elena permalink
    January 12, 2012 5:21 pm

    Gracias un excelente aporte.

  7. Angela permalink
    October 6, 2011 5:03 pm


  8. September 17, 2011 1:06 am

    Love your idea! I found it on pinterest!!! Love it…. I tried to download but it’s not working for some reason! Is there another way to do that? I have a baby shower coming up and I would LOVE to use these!!!! So cute!!! :)

    Thank you!!! :)

    • Maven permalink*
      September 17, 2011 8:31 am

      Hey Nadya. I’m glad you like them! Scribd had archived the PDF. I recalled it, so it should work now for you.

  9. YVETTE ALVARADO permalink
    July 7, 2011 8:39 pm

    Thank you so much for this tiny milk carton template.
    I downloaded it and assembled. I used these as one of the “thank you” favors for my niece’s graduation party. I wanted to use school-theme related items for the “thank you” favors and this one was great!
    I added clear labels to the sides of the cartons with my niece’s school mascot, school’s initials and school colors, etc.
    Plus….I also used a hole punch. I punched a hole on the top, angled part of the carton and
    cut a thin straw down to size. Adding that straw made those favors even more adorable.
    Again, thank you so much. You were a big help providing the carton template.

  10. Marisa permalink
    March 28, 2011 8:15 am

    love it. going to try and make this for cow theme baby shower. cute! cute!

    • Maven permalink*
      March 28, 2011 9:00 am

      Milk Cartons + Cows = Perfect!!!

  11. Dyanna permalink
    February 19, 2011 9:20 pm

    mmm no le entendí… :S

    • Maven permalink*
      February 20, 2011 1:55 pm

      Dyanna…lo siento. :(

  12. March 6, 2010 9:45 pm

    Thanks for the great idea. Looking forward to using these for my children’s birthday parties.

  13. March 5, 2010 11:41 pm

    I am so in love with these… i need to think of a reason to make them :)

  14. TANIA HILL permalink
    March 5, 2010 4:20 pm


  15. Your Hostess permalink*
    March 5, 2010 2:08 pm

    Thank you ladies! I’m glad you like them. And making them for American Girls??? That is just too cute!!

  16. Bren permalink
    March 5, 2010 1:32 pm

    CUTE! I’ll be making some for our American Girl dolls to have their own individual milk cartons….just like the cafeteria at school;o)

  17. March 5, 2010 11:14 am

    These are so cute! I’m definitely going to make some of these!

  18. March 5, 2010 11:03 am

    Darling! And so itty, bitty. I have a 6-year old who’s breathing down my neck to print these out for her. Doll school here we come!

  19. March 4, 2010 10:09 am

    These are SO cute. May I make one, take a picture of mine and put your blog address on my blog? If not, that is o.k. They are still so cute and I love the pattern. Perfect for a “kiss”.

    • Your Hostess permalink*
      March 4, 2010 10:18 am

      Absolutely! I love link love ;)

  20. March 3, 2010 6:08 pm

    No way- these are DARLING! What a cute, cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing, I’ll be linking in Friday’s Favor Roundup.

    • Your Hostess permalink*
      March 3, 2010 7:46 pm

      Thanks Rachel!! Your Roundups are the BEST!


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