Turkey Treat Box

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day

Fall party guests will smile when they see this adorable treat box filled with candy!


  • Cardstock: American Crafts Chestnut, Cranberry, Mustard; Simple Stories SNAP Color Vibe Yellow Dot/Chevron
  • Self-adhesive black enamel dots


  • Silhouette CAMEO Electronic Cutting Machine and Turkey Pillow Box Shape
  • Adhesive runner or adhesive of choice

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, computer




Turkey Treat Box

1. Gather supplies. Trim cardstock as follows: Chestnut, 6-1/2”x7”; Chevron, 4”x3-3/4”; Cranberry, 2”x2”; Mustard, 2”x2”.

2. Place papers on Silhouette Cutting Mat as shown and load into CAMEO.

3. Open Silhouette Studio software on computer. Ungroup Turkey Pillow Box Shape parts and move each piece to correspond with the placement of papers on the mat in Step 2.

4. Choose the “cardstock” setting in Silhouette Studio and click cut. Remove papers from CAMEO when complete.

5. Assemble pillow box, adhering side flap closed and folding along dotted lines to create top and bottom. Adhere chevron tail feathers to back. Adhere facial features to front and lightly flip up edges of chest “feathers”.

6. Fill with treats.


  • Googly eyes can be used in place of enamel dots, if desired

by Jeana Goodwin for Silhouette America (blog.silhouetteamerica.com)

12 thoughts on “Turkey Treat Box

  1. I have been looking for a small favor to put on my Thanksgiving table when I saw this little guy. Perfect! No wait. I have to have some fancy die cutting machine I can’t afford. Again. It could at least have the instructions to make the box without the machine and the rest I could improvise. I am sick of getting crafts projects that require a purchase of machinery to do them. I don’t know why I even bother with this magazine anymore.

    • I totally agree Anne Marie! freeprintable and mrprintables have envelope and box templates FREE and sites for kids’ projects have turkey patterns galore! You can even use a coloring page by cutting it apart. UK sites are more creative, and I just discovered meinlilpark (spelling?).
      I feel machines take the fun and sentiment out of crafting. I have tons of word files where I have pieces and parts of all kinds of ideas that I just size and match up.
      This is a good magazine, though, I have gathered some helpful tips and some fun patterns here. They are heavy on promoting the sales of gadgets, gizmos, and machines that are far from affordable for me.
      Don’t get discouraged. You are more talented than you give yourself credit for. We are all our own worst critics.
      Have a Blessed Holiday Season from Port Huron, Michigan.

    • I hear you. No need to give up. Just “save as” for step #3 and download it to your computer. Just keep in mind the scale — a square is an inch. Instead of using a machine, just cut it out and add little half circles to the body to look like feathers.

    • I’m with u on that! You can’t make very many things because they require stamps, cutting machines etc to make them and they are all expensive. Use to make crafts because it was an inexpnsive way to make gifts. Now it’s cheaper to just buy a gift.

    • Hi Anne Marie. I’m sorry to hear that you’re frustrated by the need for specialized equipment to create some of the featured projects on craftsnthings.com. We strive to feature a wide range of project ideas to inspire readers to try new techniques and products they might not have tried before. This is often the type of project featured as a Craft of the Day. For more varied techniques, look for our Spring issue on newsstands Dec. 24, or subscribe to our free weekly e-newsletter that features 10 projects across a variety of techniques.

    • You can watch for the premade boxes to go on sale and buy them instead of needing a machine. They usually are around $20 for 50 of them, but they are clearanced for $5 for 50. Buy them ahead of time on clearance so you have them when you need them!

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