Glittered Gift Box

Image contains two boxes made of folded cardstock; one purple and one pink. They are on a white background with pink buttons scattered around.

Make someone in your life smile with this cute little DIY Glittered Gift Box, filled with a sweet treat. Mother’s Day and Teacher Appreciation Week are both a great time to give something special, or you can make this for a friend just to show you care.

You’ll need:


electronic cutting machine or scissors (I used the Cricut Maker 3)

loose glitter

button (optional)

Tombow MONO Glue Pen

Tombow Power Mini Glue Tape

Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue


Step 1: Cut and score your box.

I used my Cricut Maker 3 to make this step super-easy! I just chose the box template image #M3F629 in the Cricut Design Space app (also listed as the Button Flower Box Project) and opened it on my canvas. Mine was sized to 7.56″x6″, but you can resize yours however you like. Follow the prompts in the app to load your cardstock into the Cricut and let it work its cutting and scoring magic. You’ll be prompted to insert the scoring blade first, then swap it out for the fine point cutting blade after the scoring is complete.

If you don’t have an electronic cutting machine, here is a similar template you can print out and use as a pattern to cut out your own box with scissors.

Image contains a pair of white-handled scissors, a tube of fine purple glitter, a glue pen, a tube of liquid glue, a small pink adhesive tape runner, and a piece of purple cardstock cut in the shape of a box template, all on a white background.

Step 2: Use the Tombow MONO Glue Pen to draw a design.

My favorite thing about the glue pen is that you can use it just like you would any other pen, writing and doodling normally; it’s just glue instead of ink! Draw flowers, hearts, swirls, or an original design.

Image contains a close-up of purple cardstock with flowers drawn on it in glue pen. It sits on a white background with the glue pen off to the side.

Step 3: Sprinkle loose glitter on top.

It’s important to do this while the glue is still wet. I did about half of my project at a time just to make sure the glue didn’t dry before I was able to add glitter. I find that the finer your glitter, the better your result will be.

Image contains a tube of fine purple glitter, a glue pen, a pair of small white-handled scissors, and a piece of purple cardstock covered in the fine purple glitter, all on a white background.

Shake off the excess glitter, and you’ll be left with a sparkly version of the pattern you drew!

Image contains a piece of purple cardstock cut into the shape of a box template, with a pattern of flowers all over it in light purple glitter.

Step 4: Assemble your box.

Fold along the scored lines and adhere the sides of the box together with glue or an adhesive runner (I used the Power Mini Glue Tape).

Image contains Amy's hand holding the partially assembled box made of purple cardstock covered in a glittered floral pattern. A small pink adhesive runner is off to the side on a white background.

Step 5: Fill your box!

Add whatever little treats you like to the inside. I filled mine with chocolates, but you could use any variety of candy or small gifts you want. You can stop here and gift your box, or you can continue on to the final step.

Image contains Amy's hand holding a purple box made from cardstock. It is covered with a flower pattern in light purple glitter.

Step 6: Add a button.

I added a coordinating button to the center of my flower on the top of the box using MONO Aqua Liquid Glue.

Image contains two paper boxes made from cardstock; one purple, and one pink, on a white background. Each box is covered with a pattern in fine glitter and has a button on top.

Now, your box is ready to give away and make someone smile! Whether it’s for Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, or just to show a friend you’re thinking of them, this little gift will make a big impact. If you create your own, I’d love to see how they turn out! Be sure you’re part of the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group so you can share your project photos and we can all inspire each other. See you there!

Image contains a collage of images featuring pink and purple gift boxes made from folded cardstock.

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