DIY Smiley Face Treat Boxes for a Summer Birthday Party

These Smiley Face Treat Boxes wear the exact same expression we do when we receive free snacks. They’re sweet and easy and the perfect gift for party guests—whether they’re around the table or invited to participate in a video call. For more ideas about hosting a festive summer birthday party, you can zip right over to Ideas & Inspiration on And check out our DIY Summer Sun Cake Topper made of Crayola Model Magic.

Round lavender, blue and pink treat boxes with painted-on smiley faces.

How to make Smiley Face Treat Boxes


Supplies for Smiley Face Treat Boxes: Spray paint, orange and whiteHallmark tissue paper, treats, smiley face template, round craft paper treat boxes, Just Because mini card, navy blue acrylic paint and brush.

Start by spray-painting all the treat boxes in your birthday party color palette. (Painting with a brush works too, but isn’t quite as speedy.)

Spray paint cans, smiley face template, and open treat box.

Print the smiley face template onto card stock, and cut it out with a craft knife.

Painting faces on blue, yellow and pink treat boxes.

Hold the template on the box lids (or lightly tape it on with painter’s tape), and fill in the eyes and mouth with acrylic paint. Once you remove the template, you can use a finer brush to smooth out the lines, if that’s who you are.

Yellow, blue, coral, pink and lavender Smiley Face Treat Boxes being filled with pastel candies.

Once it’s all dry, drop in a piece of tissue paper (you might need to cut it down) and fill the Smiley Face Treat Box with goodies.

Multicolored treat boxes and pastel candies.

Finish it all off by writing quick notes in your Just Because mini cards to let your guests know how much they mean to you.

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