Cricut Explore

Christmas Tree Treat Box using the Cricut Explore

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2014 Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)

For this project I’m sharing a small treat box I made with the Cricut Explore:

Christmas Tree Treat Box using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

This is so darn cute. It’s about 2.5″ tall, a perfect size to fill with some sweet treats!

Here’s how to make one…

Step 1: Load up the Cricut Design Space and create a new project. Insert the image ‘Christmas Tree Box’ #M2E593, and drag a corner toggle to make it approx 11.5″ lengthways:

Christmas Tree Treat Box using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 2: Insert the image ‘Christmas Tree’ #M2E583, and change it to red. Insert the image ‘Present’ #M3097B:

Christmas Tree Treat Box using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 3: Hide the tag on the present, and change the colours of the box and ribbon to the colours you like:

Christmas Tree Treat Box using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 4: Click ‘flatten’ in the layers panel, to change the present to a shape that will print-then-cut:

Christmas Tree Treat Box using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 5: Shape the Christmas Tree and Present to the sizes you want, then click ‘go’. Don’t forget to put a score tool into the machine to make it easier to fold the lines of the box:

Christmas Tree Treat Box using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 6: Follow the on-screen instructions to print your present, and then cut out the shapes in the right order. Once cut, fold and glue together the box shape:

Christmas Tree Treat Box using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 7: Cut two 20″ pieces of florist ribbon / balloon string, and staple them onto the middle of the Christmas tree shape:

Christmas Tree Treat Box using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 8: Attach it to the top of the box, curl the ribbons, add a button on top to hide the staple, and add the present and a wood star for more decoration:

Christmas Tree Treat Box using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Fill it with treats to gift to someone this Christmas! I might make a bunch of these for our dining table on Christmas day, so everyone gets a little extra gift!

Be Inspired:

Make or alter a gift box

Use florist ribbon / ballon string to make some curls

Use a printable element on your next project

What sweet treats would you want to find in this box? I love the Haribo Little Men, so that would be my best surprise!

I’ll see you again soon for the last post of the event!

Jennifer x

13 thoughts on “Christmas Tree Treat Box using the Cricut Explore”

  1. Wonderful and festive box!! Amazing what you can do with one of those Cricut Explores!

    I had to Google Haribos Little Men to see what I was missing…..YUM!!! 🙂 I think I’d love something chocolatey and nutty…..perhaps choc-covered macadamia nuts!! (swoon…)
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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