Give Bakery Because. It’s Gifting Made Delicious

I have teamed up with Give Bakery Because to encourage people to visit the bakery department of their local grocery store to find easy and delicious treats that you can personalize and give as gifts “just because” or on any gifting occasion.

This is the first year I’ve had two kids enrolled in school full time. So I’ve gotten really involved with the PTO, and I volunteer twice a week in my daughter’s kindergarten class. I arrive early in the morning and help the kids learn their sight words for the week.

The bakery section of your local grocery store is the perfect place for unique gifting options. With simple creative packaging, a baked good can become a personalized (and delicious!) gift that will make someone’s day a little brighter. It’s simple, easy and affordable—no baking required! Teacher Appreciation Dessert Gift Box |

I decided to make a teacher appreciation gift for both of the teachers. They work their tails off and don’t always have time for breakfast, so these treats are the perfect snack.

I created the gift box with my Silhouette CAMEO. It’s large enough to fit any bakery item, but you could also resize the template for smaller bite-sized treats.

These chocolate chip muffins from the bakery at my local grocery store are my absolute favorite! They are like chocolate chip cupcakes topped with mini chocolate chips.


Bakery Treats from your local grocery store
12 x 12 Cardstock (3 sheets per gift box)
Hot Glue or Glue Runner
Silhouette CAMEO

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There are 4 total .studio3 files. One file called “DESSERT BOX – ALL” has the entire template on one page that can be resized to create any size box. The other three files (labeled 1, 2, 3) have been resized to create the gift box shown here, which is just under 4 inches by 4 inches.

This size gift box is perfect for cupcakes, muffins, and cookies.

Silhouette Studio _ Dessert Gift Box - Free Cut File

You’ll need three sheets of card stock for this dessert box. Two sheets the same color for the box and swing top lid, and a different color to show through the holes.

STEP 1: Once you have everything cut out, the first thing you need to do is cover the holes with the 4 square sheets of paper and glue your two box pieces together.

Silhouette Studio _ Dessert Gift Box - Free Cut File

I normally use a glue runner for cardstock projects, but you could also use a hot glue gun.

STEP 2: Once you have most of your box glued together, it’s time to add the lid. To assemble the lid, glue the small flaps to the inside edge.

STEP 3: You’ll want to glue the lid to the inside of the box before you glue the last edge of your box (shown in the third row of photos below). It doesn’t really matter which edge you glue it to, just as long as you glue it to the top straight edge of the box.


Now it should be beginning to look like a box. The only pieces to glue now are the bottom.

STEP 4: Place a small amount to glue on each of the flaps. Make sure you get a nice square fit. This is the bottom of your box so you want it to be secure.

STEP 5:Now the only two pieces you have left are your optional circle labels. You can use one circle label or layer the two circles together like I did. I used my Silhouette Sketch Pens to write “You Take The Cake” on the front of my box, but you could write or print anything on it.

For more quick and personalized gift ideas, check out the Bakery Because Pinterest page. If you make this marvelous box, please let me know by using the hashtag #givebakery.

Also check out my DIY Apple Treat Boxes for more gift ideas!

Apple-Treat-BoxI received compensation for my time to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are my own.