Gift Box

New Years Eve Countdown Treat Box

Start the party 12 hours before ringing in the New Year with this countdown pie treat box. Have the kids open one treat box every hour until you hit the final hour. It can encourage learning numbers and patience. Plus, it is something for them to look forward to every year. Combining some fun cardstock with a few Glue Dots® makes this project easy to put together. 


Designed by: Grace Tolman

Time: About 1 ½ hours

Level: Moderate Handiness

Size:  Pie boxes- 12" x 12" x 2"; Each pie box- 2 7/8" x 5" x 2”; Paper Streamer- 46" x 1”



  • Mini Dots™
  • Ultra-thin Dots™
  • Ink
  • Oval Die cuts
  • Manual die cut machine
  • Electronic die cut machine- Cameo, Silhouette
  • Pie Box file- Silhouette Design Store
  • Bone Folder
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • 12 Pattern papers
  • Vellum

Download the pie treat box and open the file inside the Silhouette design store. Reduce the size of the box to about 3” long. Add a number using the text option. 

Place one paper at a time on your cutting mat and run it through the die cut machine. Change the number every time you run a new paper. Make sure to note the orientations of the papers as well, especially with the papers that have words on it. 

Once you’ve cut out all 12 pie treat boxes and the numbers, assemble the boxes using Mini Dots. 


When all boxes are finished place them together in a circle. 


Run the vellum through the manual die cut machine using the smallest oval die in the set. Create 12 vellum ovals. 

Ink the edges of each cut out number with the ink and adhere to the vellum using more Mini Dots. 

Add the vellum to the top of the pie treat boxes with Ultra-Thin Dots. 

Cut out 1” x 6” strips from the scraps of the pattern papers used for the treat boxes.


Roll the strips onto themselves and adhere the ends with Ultra-Thin Dots, creating a loop. Thread another strip through the circle strip and adhere the ends with more Ultra-Thin Dots. Continue the process until you’ve created a chain long enough to go around all of the treat boxes. 

Set on a table or a place where the kids can easily access the boxes. Insert some treats and toys in each box and start the party 12 hours before midnight. 


~ Grace