Every since Jo came up with her crayon party invitation idea, where she made customizable labels to add to regular crayons, I’ve been wanting to make a template for a custom crayon box to put them in. I finally got around to it, and I want to share it with you.
The template I made for this project is in Microsoft Word format, and the text is completely customizable. Once you’ve downloaded the Word template, just click on the text areas and edit the sample text. You can customize the box with your child’s name and age on the front, and add all the party details on the back.
When you have the template customized just the way you want it, print it onto white cardstock. You’re also going to need 8 crayons for the box (we suggest buying a 64 pack and splitting it up). You might want to dress them up with Jo’s custom crayon labels or you can leave them as they are.
Cut the box out along the black lines. Be sure to cut in on the notches at the top and bottom of the box, but only cut as far as the black lines go.
After you cut the box out, fold it along all the thin white lines (a bone folder makes this easier).
There’s only one place on this box that needs adhesive, and that’s the long flap attached to the back of the box. You can use any double-sided tape or adhesive you like, but for stuff like this, I like to use a strip of the double-sided tape sheets that we sell in our Amazon store. After sticking it in place, you just peel away the red liner to expose the adhesive on the other side.
The easiest way to line up the flap to form the box is to start by folding the back of the box over so that it does NOT cover the flap, then fold the flap over top and press down. This should line it up perfectly.
Now you can just fold in the bottom flap and your box is ready to fill.
Isn’t that one of the cutest invitations you’ve ever seen? It’s perfect for an crayon-themed party for the kids or for any art-themed event.