I saw this on a blog Inking Idaho. She has a template that can be purchased to make this super cute gift but I knew I could come up with a way to make something very similar but free. This is what I did.
For this project you will need:
1 5x5 packing box. I am not sure how they are measured but the actual size of the box when it is folded up is 5x5 (this is the exact size to fit the milk cartons from the pattern. If you use something larger you will have to adjust all your other measurements).
4 copies of the milk carton template (I printed mine directly onto the wrong side of my cardstock to eliminate tracing and extra cutting. NOTE: when I printed the pattern the extra little flap at the end that will hold the whole thing together did not print. I cut one as I was cutting out my pattern.)
1 extra piece of cardboard 5x8 1/2"
1 extra piece of cardboard 5x2 1/2"
Paper and embellishments to decorate
First I printed the template onto my cardstock (in two different colors). I cut out the pattern, scored and scored all the lines. I assembled the cartons.
Next I disassembled the box so that it could lay flat. I cut up from one end 4 1/2 ". The other side will be bigger. It can be cut down to size also to make another crate.
I then spray painted the whole thing white. The color is totally up to you. It needed multiple coats. If you have a spray primer that would be helpful.
The little tags say: Energy boost, pain reduce, strength to endure, candy cure.
I filled all the cartons with peanut M&M's (they totally have medicinal properties).