DIY Boxes for Macarons

Two months ago I took a french macaron class. I decided that homemade macarons would be great for homemade holiday presents!

I spent a few days looking for macaron boxes to wrap/store them. I could not find any boxes for a reasonable price. Most boxes I found (on Amazon) were close to $1 or more per a box! The boxes were also not that pretty, and with me… they need to be pretty!

Well, I decided that it would be in my best interest to figure out how to make my own boxes. After a few trials and errors with sizes, I figured out how to make the perfect box for my macarons.

I was browsing Micheals and I stumbled these two Hot Buy scrapbook papers on sale. I did not know what I was going to use them for; however, I’m very happy I picked these sets up. They were prefect for my macarons! I also used these boxes for homemade bath bombs. 
The first thing you need to do, is to cut the 12×12 sheets of paper into 8.5×12 to fit your printer. If you are in the market for a nice paper trimer, I HIGHLY recommend this WestCott Trimair. You can get it on amazon here.
The next thing you need to do is configure your printer to support the 12×8.5 paper.  In the PowerPoint document, click “print” then select “paper size.” You will need to make a custom size, enter in 12×8.5. You may need to also adjust your printers settings depending on your printer.
After some back and forth with your printer/document you ready to go! Make sure you place your card stock scrapbook paper graphic side up. You want to print the lines on the back of the card stock. Your paper should look like this:
Next you’ll want to cut all around the box lines. 
For this next part I used Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board and Envelope Tool. It is a great tool to have around for crafts. I scored all the lines and folded them on the scores. After scoring, cut to make the flaps. Look at picture to see what I mean. 
Once you have the lines folded and sides cut it is time to put on the adhesive. Place your adhesive of choice on the graphic side of the triangle flaps. My adhesive of choice is this scor-tape.

All that is left is for you to put the box together! Fold the sides in and adhere them to the inside of the box. 
Voila! You have a perfect box to store and gift your macarons!
I also used these boxes to hold my home made bath bombs! 
Look how cute these boxes turned out with that scrapbook paper. Way better than any expensive white box I could have gotten amazon. 

Marlie Rosenberg