St. Patrick’s Day Free Printable DIY Rainbow Boxes


I guess I’m really feeling rainbow for St. Patrick’s Day this year after this, this and this. Well, why stop there when I can share with you yet another colorful project!? Today I bring you… free printable rainbow nesting boxes! My eight year old niece, Quinn, and I were getting our craft on the other night and she decided we should make boxes. So, we did. Then the rainbow idea was born and it couldn’t be more perfect for housing little sweet surprises throughout St. Patrick’s Day (or a birthday, or any other celebration!). The smallest is just big enough to hold one Hershey Kiss and the largest can fit a few tasty goodies or a small toy. They’re so easy you can print them out and let your kids put them together, or you can do it yourself as a special holiday surprise for friends and family!


Of course, lining them up would make a great leprechaun trap too, they always seem to want to find what’s at the end of that rainbow!

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Supply List:

Free Printable Rainbow Box Templates
Cardstock (I recommend using the thickest cardstock your printer can handle so it’s more sturdy)
Bone Folder + Ruler (Not completely necessary, but makes folding a heck of a lot easier!)
Glue stick or Double-stick tape

To Make: Print out your templates on the cardstock and cut them out around the solid edges. Score and fold along the indicated lines above (Most have dashed guidelines on the printable but I tried to minimize this so it wouldn’t show on the final product!). Glue or tape the tabs to the inside of the box and you’re done!


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Fill with fun things (gold coins, candy, toys, confetti), stack ’em up, hide them around the house, use them as party favors, leave them around the office for co-workers, or just give a set to the kiddos to play with! Shall I go on?


Looking for more free printables? Check out the Free DIY Downloads section right here! In need of supplies to make your party crafts? Check out the Craft Supplies Guide!


  • Kira

    Wow, so cute! I get you could use these for tons of different things!

  • Kelly

    Such a cute idea! Great job, Kelly 🙂

    *Kelly // CRAFTEdesign

  • Robin

    LOVE these! Printed them out immediately to make for my preschool daughter!

  • Nana Kat

    beautifull and thank you so much for sharing with us all hugs Nana Kat

  • Kate

    What are the dimensions on the different sizes? I need to make favor boxes for my wedding and the origami tutorials i’ve found all make boxes that would barely hold a single hershey’s kiss or are so complicated that I don’t know how many it would take before they actually looked good. Something like this would be much simpler.

    • Kelly

      Hi Kate! The largest box folds up to be about a 2.5″ square. Happy wedding crafting!!

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