Give Bakery Because

Give Bakery Because

It’s Gifting Made Delicious.

I’ve teamed up with Rich Products 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 on Mother’s Day and every day.

Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 10th. This year, I’ll be spending Mother’s Day on the beach in Florida! In fact, this will be my first Mother’s Day on vacation! My family and I are going to St. George Island for a week with my mother-in-law and aunt.

I found this creative box idea, perfect gift box if you are out of gift bags, or just looking for a unique way to give a gift.

Easy DIY Gift Box made with scrapbook paper

I love this simple gift box because there’s no template to download and no measuring required. It’s easy, I promise.

You can quickly and easily make this gift box for any occasion out of 12 x 12 cardstock. Something I seem to have an endless supply of.

Easy DIY Gift Box made with scrapbook paper


  • 12 x 12 Cardstock (2 sheets per box)
  • Twine (about 2 yards per box)
  • Bakery Treats

Step 1:

You will need two sheets of thick, square cardstock for one box. I picked up this brown cardstock with velvety white polka dots at Joann’s. Using this awesome origami tutorial, fold your first box. This will be the lid.

Step 2:

Your second sheet of cardstock needs to be a little smaller than the first, so the two boxes will fit together. Trim two sides of the 12 x 12 cardstock by 1/8 inch (about the width of two quarters) so that the cardstock is slightly smaller, but still square.

Step 3: 

Repeat the steps from the origami tutorial, and you now have a box!

Easy DIY Gift Box made with scrapbook paper

Step 4: 

I had 4 yards of pink and white twine. I used 2 yards per box but you could use more or less.

Step 5:

Visit your local bakery department and fill the box with something your mom will love.

These soft chocolate chip cookies are probably the most delicious cookies I’ve ever had. I’ll have to get some fresh ones for my mother (because I’ve already eaten all these).



  • Make sure your paper is perfectly square.
  • You can use any size paper, as long as it’s square.
  • The heavier the paper you use, the sturdier the box will be.
  • Begin folding your paper with the pattern side face down.

If you make a gift box, please let me know by adding the hashtag #givebakery and pin it to Pinterest!

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THREE (3) lucky winners will each receive one (1) $50 VISA Gift Card. We would love for you to use your winnings in the bakery aisle of your local grocery store to purchase baked goods for a special person.

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I received compensation for my time to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are my own.