Patisserie Treat Box

DIY mini pastry gift boxes (click through for template)Hi! Holly here, to show you how to create a very simple treat box! This box fits two French macarons perfectly but will also work for other small sweets such as truffles or profiteroles!  It’s an easy way to create a fancy package for a special gift or favour.

I was inspired by the Mendl’s box after watching The Grand Budapest Hotel and how pretty it looked to just pull lightly on a ribbon to open the box, unveiling your sweet treat!  This box is a one-time-use, simple package that you can whip up in very little time.

DIY mini pastry gift boxes (click through for template) Supplies:
-PDF template (Download Patisserie Box)
-card stock in your choice of colour (I chose paper with a Swiss dot pattern on it because it’s pretty!)

-bone folder to score the cardstock
-ribbon cut in 20-24” lengths

Pastry box downloadStep One: Print the template on your cardstock and cut it out.

How to assemble a pastry boxStep Two: Using a bone folder (or carefully using the edge of your scissors, like I did), score along the lines where you’re going to fold the box. Using pressure, fold along the scored lines, including the flaps, to create the box.

DIY mini pastry gift boxes (click through for template)  Step Three: Place your treats inside, and as you hold the box’s shape, tie it closed with a ribbon. (It’s nice to have an extra set of hands for this.) Drape the ribbon over the top of the box, centered, then cross the ribbon on the bottom of the box, coming up at the alternate sides. Finish by tying a pretty bow!

Holly NeufeldThese look beautiful piled up on a cake stand or individually at a place setting. They would be a great option for wedding and party favours or for tea parties & gifting!  If you’re interested in learning to make your own French macarons (they're not as hard as you might think!), don’t forget to check out my crash course!  

Enjoy dressing up your macarons, and get ready to give a gift that’s sure to bring a smile! xo. Holly

Credits // Author: Holly Neufeld. Photography by: Sarah Rhodes. Photos edited with Opal of the Signature Collection.

  • I just loved this treat box, so I had to try it out! I wanted to offer some of my home made macarons to a friend. They fitted into you box template. Have a look at the result:
    Thanks a lot!

  • Okay, the boxes are super cute. But can we just acknowledge how bloody gorgeous your hair is?! Yay for fun colours! (Mine is turquoise)

  • these are so cute and easy! … and your hair is awesome.

  • This is adorable! Just imagine all the different things you could use this for… just wow! I’m definitely going to keep this in my tool box 🙂

  • oh. my. goodness! your hair is purple perfection!! i want to dye my hair this color!!!! just beautiful!! ♥

  • Omg, how cute! I’d totally love to receive a little sweet treat in a box like that!

  • Oh these are so cute! I am definitely going to use it next time!

  • This is awesome! I want to make macarons at Christmas for friends and family so this is the perfect incentive… Thank you! This box is just gorgeous, and so simple!

  • Thanks, Holly! I hope I get to try making these soon!

    Xx from the Girl in the Houndstooth Coat

  • Holly! You’re my favorite!!! It’s so fun seeing you back on ABM again. :)) Thanks for this adorable idea! PS – Love your hair.

  • This is SUCH a good idea! I love it! I think I might try this out on the weekend for a birthday.

    Also.. I love the bright lipstick matches the pink bow! 🙂 xx

  • These boxes are so cute! I can’t wait to make these the next time I bake! I actually just made a cake for my sister and posted some pictures on my blog 🙂

  • Such a cute box idea – and perfect seeing as Molly Yeh has just posted her Courtesan au Chocolat Mendls recipe! Very happy with all the Grand Budapest Hotel references on the blogosphere at the moment 🙂 Thanks for sharing! x

  • Cutest thing ever! Macaroons are my favorite dessert, and this is so perfect for a party. Also, Holly, I love your hair!!

  • Such a cute treat box, and its so simple…nice!


  • Very nice and not that difficult too while the result is great! I also really like your hair!

  • I love this idea! The boxes are adorable : )

  • OMG this is so cool! I SUCK at wrapping presents, but I could definitely do this and my present will be adorable! Totally bookmarking this.

    Also: Your hair color is BOMB! I’m so jealous. What dye product do you use?

  • This is absolutely adorable. I just love the cute little gift boxes. I collect gift boxes but have actually never thought of making my own. I can’t wait to try it 🙂


    Laurali Star

  • It makes perfect sense. Reminds me of these Valentine’s Day cards I made from pretty magazine pages: Thanks, Holly!

  • Thanks, Erin! My hair was prelightened to a level 10 (hello super yellow blonde!) then coloured with Joico KPAK Color Intensity. We mixed Indigo, Pink, and Clear for this shade. It’s high maintenance, but it’s fun!

  • I love this box, I make hand made jewelry. I could use the same cardstock and attach the earrings and necklace to the (smaller than the bottom side of the box) extra cardstock, and they can open their presents that way! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Tugging at the ribbon is the best part! Or wait, the treat inside is probably the best part… it’s a tie! *pun intended*

  • Can we talk some more about that AMAZING purple hair? Is it lightened, then dyed? Is it dyed over darker hair? Please tell us how you got such a fantastic color!

  • Wow. Thank you so much. This is of great help. I love it. <3

  • Thanks Victoria, great question! You can print the template on regular white paper, and use it as a guide. Hold or tape the white paper (with the template printed on it) on top of the card stock while you cut it out. Now you’ll have the shape, but no black lines. You can still score the card stock by scoring on the paper with the template, but the line will be indented on the card stock so you’ll see where to fold. Hope that makes sense! 🙂

  • So adorable! I thought the same thing when watching The Grand Budapest. So pretty and romantic. I can’t wait to use these to send off yummy goodies!


  • this is so perfect! love this idea. perfect for a bridal shower or as favors for any party.

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  • Hi, Holly! What a great post. I really appreciate the PDF, too — I can’t wait to make some! Question: In the 2nd and 5th pictures of the teal box, there are no visible black lines on what seems like either side of the card stock. How did you do that?! -Victoria

  • love love loooveee these!! more incentive to check out the crash course. Thanks for sharing!!

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