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It’s finally heated up to a temperature above freezing and I have finally pulled out short sleeves and capris. Needless to say I have warmer weather on the brain.
There are few things more sunshiney-fun than fruity sweetness, like these watercolor fruit treat boxes. They’re such a simple project, it’s one you could even have your kids pitch in and help out on.
Watercolor Fruit Treat Boxes
The supplies needed for this project are relatively inexpensive and you may even have them on hand. To make these watercolor treat boxes you will need:
- Chinet classic white paper plates
- Watercolor paints + paint brush
- Stapler (I used the We R Memory Keepers mini stapler with colored staples.)
The first thing I did was fold my paper plate in half. It provided a bit of perspective and kept my watercolor aligned.
I unfolded the plate and started painting the edge of the plate to represent the skin of the citrus fruit. The Chinet plates I was using had a nice rim, which provided a great natural boundary for the color. The classic white paper plate stock also absorbs the color and water well.
Once I had made my way around the full plate and allowed the paint to dry, it was time to fill it with goodies and seal it up.
These treat boxes make a great end-of-school “welcome summer” gift and can be filled with all sorts of candy. In these boxes I also included some sunscreen and lip balm. Keep things from moving around too much by including a little filler.
The great thing about these treat boxes is you could really fill them with anything!
When they’re filled with treats, it’s easy to staple them closed and tie on a little gift tag.
Grab the free printable gift tag and add it to your treat boxes…