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Custom, handmade treat boxes are a unique way to package up treats. Attach a free printable gift tag and you have lovely (and practically free) packaging for Mother’s Day treats!

Sweet Treat DIY boxes and Printable Tags

I love handing out homemade treats to friends, neighbors or school staff on holidays (and they love receiving them!), but with our schedule, I don’t always have time to do the baking myself. While the homemade treats are appreciated, it’s more the ACT of thinking of them and creating a small token of appreciation just for them. Now when I do my weekly grocery shopping, I’ll often pick up a package of muffins or cookies so I always have something on hand that I could quickly package up to hand out.

Bakery Treats and DIY Gift Boxes

You can find a variety of treats at your local grocery store bakery. Treats like cupcakes, muffins, cookies or brownies are easy to package up and hand out on Mother’s Day or any day. Show your mom, grandma, aunt or any other “mom” figure how your much they are loved.

I found a tutorial on how to make these adorable boxes on It’s Always Autumn. To make them you’ll just need two pieces of scrapbook paper, the heavier works better in my experience. This type of paper is really inexpensive and the box costs under a dollar to make. You could even use solid white cardstock and have your kids decorate it – what a sweet gift that would be for a grandma or aunt! The paper I used here was purchased in a pack at Michaels from the Heidi Swap line.

Free Printable Gifts Tags and DIY Paper Boxes

What better time to share that appreciation than on Mother’s Day? Any of the special women in your life, mother’s grandmothers, aunt or friends, even teachers would appreciate this sweet gift.

So today I encourage you to think about some ways you can show the people in your life you appreciate them. The next time you’re grocery shopping, stop by the bakery section and pick up a package of cookies, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, donuts or other small treat and think about who’s Mother’s day can be made a little brighter with just that simple gift.

Be sure to download the free printable tags. There are a total of four different tags that can be used for Mother’s Day or any day! Instead of putting them all into one file, I decided to give you the actual jpeg graphic images for the tags. Click on the one you want to download, then right click on the image to save it to your computer. To print, just place the graphic in a document like Word or Publisher, or open in Photoshop.Free Printable Gift Tags for Mother's Day or Any Day





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DIY Handmade Gift Boxes with Free Printable Gift Tags

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Susan says:

    Thank you so much for these cute tags! Anyway, I can get 6 or so to a page of the Happy Mothers Day one? Maybe at 40% or so. I need over 100 of these tags and don’t want to waste a lot of paper and time. 🙂 Any help would be so great!

  2. Megan says:

    I love the font you used for these sweet tags! Will you please let me know the name of it? Thanks!

  3. Kathy J says:

    Sadly I don’t have a mom figure in my life, but this has actually made me a better mom to my boys. I celebrate me by being the best mom I can be and by letting my boys know I will love them always, regardless of the choices they make in life.

  4. Julie says:

    I tell her I love her every day.

  5. Lauren Allen says:

    Those boxes are ADORABLE–I’m totally using your idea! And thanks for the cute gift tags too!

  6. Gina says:

    Oh my – I love those boxes. Would make life so much easier when I send all these extra treats out to friends.

    I used to make something for my mom – usually go out & do a full photo session with the kids & then have them all printed & framed for her & the favorite one put on canvas. Now that she’s gone – I sort of ignore mother’s day.

  7. Kristyn says:

    So cute, Kristin!! I celebrate mom by spending as much time as I can with her, and especially learning from her. She knows so much so I take an interest in what she’s learned over the years and try to learn from her (especially all her homemaking skills!) 😉

  8. Samantha @ Heart Home Home says:

    Love these sweet and simple gift tags, Kristin! I celebrate my mom by helping her grandchildren pamper her…she gets a kick out of that. 😉

  9. HS says:

    I celebrate my mom by spending quality time together, we love baking together!

  10. Emily Smith says:

    My kids and I spend the day pampering my mom. We make her food, do her chores and anything else she asks.