DIY: Ice Cream Sundae in a Box

Final Product

Ice Cream Sundae in a Box

Yesterday I spent the day celebrating five and a half years with my boyfriend Ben. He had been planning on traveling to Tuscaloosa to pick up Dixie and take her back home to Arkansas while I endure recruitment here at UA (a very long and exhausting ten days).

Being in a long distance relationship makes it difficult to be able to celebrate each important day together; so, when I realized that he would be in Tuscaloosa over our 5.5 year anniversary I was ecstatic & immediately started planning. I knew our anniversary had to include some sort of frozen treat whether it be our favorite place, Yogurt Mountain, or scoops at home. When I couldn’t choose, I decided to combine the best of both worlds and make it a gift: ice cream sundae in a box.

Read below to see how I put together this delicious gift.


  • Bowl or cone
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Spoons
  • Toppings of your choice
    • Cookies, candies, chocolate chips, sprinkles, sauces, etc.
  • Decorations of your choice
    • Stickers, washi tape, etc.
  • Box
  • Tissue Paper
  • Bags or containers for toppings
  • Paper (I used printer paper, but card stock would work better)
  • Scissors

Since this would technically be a gift for Ben I decided to fill it with chocolates and some of his favorite fro-yo toppings. I even veered away from a super fun polka dot theme for decorations and used the washi tape I found as my color palette inspiration. I rounded up all of the things I needed  at Target.

Things you'll need

my supplies

1.) I started with bagging up each topping. I used fold top sandwich bags (I didn’t have much choice at Target for another cute and efficient bag for the toppings) and sealed them with a little piece of washi tape. For the cookies I crushed them by hand before opening the packaging.

Toppings bagged

I found some chocolate chips in my pantry I decided to include in the box for toppings

2.) I then took two waffle bowls out and bagged them each individually. Again, I sealed the bags with washi tape.

Waffle Bowls Bagged

3.) Now that everything is bagged, I moved on to the fun part: decorating. I started with adding a little pizazz to the ice cream scoop and plastic spoons. I just placed washi tape along the handle of the spoon, cut it at the end, and wrapped the excess around the sides. Now everything is ready to be boxed up.

Ready for boxing

4.) Before I load the box with goodies, I wanted to decorate it a little with a pennant. I drew the string with my brush pen and made the flags with – you guessed it – more washi tape. 

Box Decor

5.) Now that the outside is decorated, I placed tissue paper in the bottom of the box and filled it.

All boxed up

6.) I thought I was done until I realized 1. I haven’t used my cute alphabet stickers and 2. this box needs instructions. So, I grabbed a piece of printer paper, sketched an ice cream cone, cut it out, added strips of washi tape to form a waffle cone like appearance, and added the stickers to spell out “Just add ice cream.”

Just add ice cream

I think this is my favorite part

Now you’re Ice Cream Sundae in a Box is ready! Make sure to share your boxes below in the comments and ENJOY!


2 thoughts on “DIY: Ice Cream Sundae in a Box

  1. Mindy says:

    Talk about CREATIVITY!!! Most people run out ideas when they are exhausted…You turned that into a PARTY IN A BOX!!! ❤️


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