How to Make a 2468 Box with Cardstock!


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Add adhesive to the last flap and tape it firmly in place.

How to Make a 2468 Box with Cardstock!


Learn to make this classic 2,4,6,8 box for the perfect size holiday treat box! 


This cute box can be filled with goodies and given as the perfect neighbor, teacher or friend gift. It's a great way to teach kids to measure, score and build their own boxes too. 


Learn how to make a 2468 cardstock treat box to make the perfect homemade holiday gift!



Let's get started!


Learn how to make a 2468 cardstock treat box to make the perfect homemade holiday gift!

This cardstock paper was sent to me by Cardstock Warehouse. They have super high quality paper, envelopes and other stationery supplies.


I love the hot pink, aqua and green color combo for the holidays!


The exact cardstock paper I used is:


Hot Pink
Lockwood Green
Turquoise


This cardstock paper was sent to me by Cardstock Warehouse. They have super high quality paper, envelopes and other stationery supplies.   I love the hot pink, aqua and green color combo for the holidays!   The exact cardstock paper I used is:   Hot Pink Lockwood Green Turquoise

Supplies Needed for 2468 Box:




Supplies Needed for 2468 Box:  Cardstock (cut into half to 5.5 x 8.5) Paper Cutter (not necessary, but useful) Scoring Board (not necessary, but useful) Stylus and Ruler, if not using a scoring board Double Sided Adhesive Bakers Twine Rubber Stamp/Ink White Cardstock Tag Hole Punch

Step 1: Cut and Score!


Begin by cutting the cardstock in half, so it measures 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches.


Then set the cardstock on the score board with the 8.5 inch length across the ruler edge.


Score down at the 2, 4, 6, and 8 inch marks. (Hence, the nickname the 2468 box!)


Step 1: Cut and Score!  Begin by cutting the cardstock in half, so it measures 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches.   Then set the cardstock on the score board with the 8.5 inch length across the ruler edge.    Score down at the 2, 4, 6, and 8 inch marks. (Hence, the nickname the 2468 box!)

Then rotate the cardstock to the verticle position on the board and score down at the 2 inch mark.


Then rotate the cardstock to the verticle position on the board and score down at the 2 inch mark.

Step 2: Cut and Fold!


Now it's time to cut a piece off and fold the scored lines. 

Step 2: Cut and Fold!  Now it's time to cut a piece off and fold the scored lines.

Start by cutting off the little tab that is .5 inch by 2 inches on the edge.


Start by cutting off the little tab that is .5 inch by 2 inches on the edge.

Next, cut the scored lines that are 2 inches across the bottom of the paper, just up to the horizontal line.


Next, cut the scored lines that are 2 inches across the bottom of the paper, just up to the horizontal line.

Then fold all the score lines.


Because the paper is cardstock and not patterned, just fold them in all the same direction.


Then fold all the score lines.   Because the paper is cardstock and not patterned, just fold them in all the same direction.

Then fold in the skinny .5 inch tab on the edge.


Then fold in the skinny .5 inch tab on the edge.

Step 3: Tape and Assemble!


Fold the first line of the cardstock over and add some double sided adhesive to the skinny tab.


Step 3: Tape and Assemble!  Fold the first line of the cardstock over and add some double sided adhesive to the skinny tab.

Then fold the other edge of the paper over and the edge will meet up perfectly with the taped tab. Press firmly on the adhesive.


Then fold the other edge of the paper over and the edge will meet up perfectly with the taped tab. Press firmly on the adhesive.

Then pop the box open and fold the base flaps down to create the bottom of the box.


Then pop the box open and fold the base flaps down to create the bottom of the box.

Add adhesive to the last flap and tape it firmly in place.


Add adhesive to the last flap and tape it firmly in place.

Now the box is formed and we can shape the top various ways.


Now the box is formed and we can shape the top various ways.

Step 4: Pinch and Punch!


I like to pinch in 2 of the sides, creating a gusset down the sides--similar to an old school milk carton.


Step 4: Pinch and Punch!  I like to pinch in 2 of the sides, creating a gusset down the sides--similar to an old school milk carton.

Then punch 2 holes in the top edge of the box with the hole punch tool.


Then punch 2 holes in the top edge of the box with the hole punch tool.

Step 5: Fill and Tie!


Now it's time to fill the box with treats! It's actually a good size treat box and holds about 5 miniature candy bars.


Then tie a piece of twine through the holes punched in the top of the box and tie them together with a knot.


Step 5: Fill and Tie!  Now it's time to fill the box with treats! It's actually a good size treat box and holds about 5 miniature candy bars.    Then tie a piece of twine through the holes punched in the top of the box and tie them together with a knot.

Step 6: Tag and Gift!


Finally, finish off these cute 2468 boxes with a gift tag.


Step 6: Tag and Gift!  Finally, finish off these cute 2468 boxes with a gift tag.

Now these cute treat boxes are ready to gift to neighbors, friends, co-workers and the package delivery people as they serve you this holiday season!


Now these cute treat boxes are ready to gift to neighbors, friends, co-workers and the package delivery people as they serve you this holiday season!

I love how simple these are to make and how much you can embellish them for any theme or ocassion.


Teach your kids how to measure and score lines with a ruler and stylus and they can make them for their teachers or friends.


It's a great box to make for a Winter break boredom buster or homeschool activity!


I love how simple these are to make and how much you can embellish them for any theme or ocassion.    Teach your kids how to measure and score lines with a ruler and stylus and they can make them for their teachers or friends.    It's a great box to make for a Winter break boredom buster or homeschool activity!

That's it!

Hope you enjoy making some 2468 treat boxes this holiday season!


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