Petal Box 2.0


I was emailing back and forth with ISLY reader, Cathy, who gave me such a great idea. She had been looking for a box template that she could use for packaging 1 cupcake. I thought I could really use one of those, too, especially since I had also been thinking up a crazy cupcake recipe that used molded chocolate as the cupcake cup. MMM. Chocolate. Seriously, no better time to make a cupcake box than when I’m dying to make cupcakes.


The template is great, the box is fabulous (not just for cupcakes, mind you), the only problem with this template is that you have to print it on either two sheets of 8.5×11 paper and tape the two parts together, OR you have to go somewhere to get it printed on 11×17 paper. While that might be a little inconvenient, it still only takes a few minutes to make the boxes anyway. If I had any parties coming up anytime soon, I would definitely use this idea for favor boxes.


Seriously I’m on a party/wedding kick. I never really satiated my hearty party cravings with Penelope’s birthday. Now that my sister is getting married and I’m helping her out with invitations and inspiration, I’m GOING CRAZY. I want to party! Maybe I should just have a random party anyway. This could also serve some purpose for Father’s day. Oh gosh, it’s coming so quickly.


To download the regular template & instructions, click the button below:

To download the template for 11×17 printers, click the button below:

I’m really happy with this little box. It fits cupcakes perfectly with plenty of room for greedy fingers to take a cupcake out and for the cupcake to be piled high with sugary, sweet frosting. Give it a try! Also, stay tuned as I will be sharing an amazing, almost-better-than-sex, mind-exploding cupcake recipe soon!!

Thanks to Rachel over at One Pretty Thing for featuring this freebie!

This printable is free for personal use and should not be distributed without my consent. If you would like to this for commercial purposes, please email me. Thanks!

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    1. cute! you’re so talented. :) linnley’s lucky to have you around to help her with the wedding plans. i’m sad i won’t be around to see the results! why’d she have to get married so fast?! you guys better take lots of pictures.

    2. Jenn says:

      This is really cool. Thank you for sharing.

    3. awesome! Great giveaway for an upcoming grad party I’m hosting.

    4. Alison says:

      Those boxes are fantastic! Thanks for the download!

    5. Cathy B says:

      Thanks Melissa! Sent you an email! Can’t wait to find some great papers and try this out… I am excited!!! thanks for a great template.
      cathy b

      project hop e7 at gmail dot com

    6. Annie Pazoo says:

      That is so absolutely beautiful!
      Found you via Rachel @ One Pretty Thing :-)

    7. Kim says:

      I’m so excited to try this. Thanks for sharing!

    8. marilyn says:

      thanks for sharing your template…the box is adorable!

    9. amanda says:

      this is soooo perfect!!! thank you for sharing it!

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      Thank you, what a great little box, My sweet friend Cris sent me your link and I made it for her birthday cupcake, which fit perfectly :)

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      Thank you! These boxes will be great for my little Halloween cupcakes! Plus, I love putting stuff like this together, it will be fun!

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      Thank you for the patern ! Merci.

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      Thank you so much for the boxes! They are party savers!!!

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      So happy to help, Clarisse!!

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      I really like this box, but the link does not work. Please help.

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      Make sure that your acrobat or adobe reader are all up to date. The link should work then.

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    24. Amanda says:

      Super cute! What size is the box? I need to make for cupcakes, but need a 4x4x4 box. thanks!

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        It’s 2x2x2 – A 4x4x4 inch box would require an 18″ square sheet of paper. You could certainly download and blow up the pattern to use on larger sheets of paper, but at that point, the large sheets of paper would end up costing you more than the cost of just buying them. Check out, they have some 4 inch boxes here.

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