Popcorn Box Template—fourth of July Party

I recently was able to play around with some fun glitter paper from American Crafts.  The paper is really thick and comes in some fun colors and patterns.  I knew I wanted to use the paper for a Fourth of July project and decided to make some fun and festive boxes for your holiday treats.

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They are so easy to make.  All you need is to download the Popcorn Box template and use it as a pattern for your box.

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To download a copy of the template, click on the link below and then select Previous Downloads:

{Popcorn Box Template}

*If you are not a fan of The Idea Room on Facebook, you will need to click like first and become a fan. After you become a fan you will need to click on “Get your free gift” in the upper right hand corner of the Idea Room FB page and then click on “Previous Downloads”.

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I simply placed the template onto the back of the paper and traced around it in pencil.  Then simply cut it out in an old school fashion with some scissors.  Then I used a straight edge ruler to help me fold the sides of the paper nice and evenly where it needed to be folded.

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Then I glued the ends together with my hot glue gun.  I found that the paper was too thick for traditional glue to hold it together well.  I decided they needed a little more pizazz.  I quickly made up some Fourth of July tags by punching out some 2 inch scalloped circles and then gluing on some 1.5 inch tags.  You can download the Fourth of July Tags here:

{Fourth of July Tags}

And, if you are feeling even more fun and festive, you can add some of these fun paper stars from American Crafts.  I simply took some thin copper wire I had laying around and then attached the wire to the inside of the boxes with some scotch tape.


Then twisted the wire around my finger to make them curly and then stuck the stars on the tops of the wires.

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Then fill them up with your favorite treats….Popcorn for your outdoor movie or for eating while watching a firework show.  Or fill them up with your favorite candy or baked goodies.

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The fun thing about these boxes is that they can be so versatile.  Use them for your birthday parties, shower favors, or wedding treats.  Just change the color and pattern of your favorite American Crafts paper to fit your theme.


Need some more Fourth of July ideas?  Check out the past Idea Room Fourth of July posts:

Fourth of July Gift and Kiss Stickers

Fourth of July Sparkler Printables

Fourth of July Soda Bottle Labels

Fourth of July Patriotic Hot Dog Trays


  1. Sharon says

    Followed the instructions for download, but it’s just sending me in circles. Can’t get it to download. Either I’m being a dunderhead this morning or the link isn’t write. I have my money on me being a dunderhead. lol…Anyway, very cute idea. loved it.

    • says

      You need to click on “Get your free gift” in the upper right hand corner of the Idea Room FB page and then click on “Previous Downloads”. You should see them among all the other downloads. Let me know if you still need help! Did you click on THE IMAGE?

  2. says

    These are so adorable & have so many uses. Bummer I’m not on FB to download- but still really inspired by all the ideas.

  3. Diane says

    I have clicked on your Link for the 4TH of July Tags & it brings me to your Facebook Page so I click on the Previous Downloads & all that is there is the Template for the Popcorn Boxes! What am I doing wrong? Would love to make these for my Grandkids! Thanks for any help!!!

    • Monica says

      I am having the same issue as you. I was only able to download the popcorn box template but not the tags :(

  4. Crystal says

    I love these!! What a great idea and I can use it for different events. Thanks so much for the template!! Love this!!

  5. Laura Rairigh says

    The download is not there. There is no previous templates under get your free gift. I just keep going in circles.

  6. Kris says

    I wanted the download for the boxes and I am a fan on FB, however it just keeps going in a circle and I can’t get a download file.

    • says

      Try clicking on the IMAGE of the printable you want. The older ones are set up that way! The directions are at the very top but most people miss them. Sorry!!

  7. says

    I have been trying for two days to download the box template and the Fourth of July circles. I have been on Facebook, and there is no previous downloads to choose from. I keep getting sent back to the two same sites…please help!!!

  8. Dee Ann says

    Not able to get download from website or facebook…. clicking on image only brings the image up in new window or in facebook, goes to the next pic…. Bummer :(


  1. […] Whether you are hosting a 4th of July gathering or you are attending as a guest, you can use these festive favor boxes to pass out fun treats to the rest of the partygoers. Amy from The Idea Room made them using glittery paper and a printable template that you can download for free. This also means that you can cut the boxes out of paper in any color or pattern you want to make them suitable for any holiday or occasion! [download the free printable] […]

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