HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
- Cardstock (red, white, green, and a Christmas print)
- Holiday Candy
- Electronic cutter (cricut explore or maker, silhouette or other cutter)
- Cut File – Christmas Apron Box BA2315 (click here to get the SVG file for free from my free SVG Library)
HERE’S WHAT YOU DO
STEP 1: DOWNLOAD THE FREE SVG FILE
The first thing you’ll need to do is get the free SVG file you’ll use for this project. I keep all the SVG files I use for the projects I make in my SVG Library. These SVG files work with Cricut and Silhouette machines, as well as many others. This library is open to everyone and is free! You can access the library here. Look for the file called Christmas Apron Box BA2315. It will be listed under the Craftmas 2023 Category-Day 15.
STEP 2: CUT THE CARDSTOCK PIECES
Open the design in your cutting software and resize it to about 15″ tall. This will make the box about 3.75″x 1.76″ x 5″. You can, of course, make it larger or smaller. If you’re using Cricut Design Space, you’ll need to ungroup the design and then attach the perforation lines to the shape behind them. Once everything is sized correctly, cut out the pieces with your Cricut or Silhouette.
Once the cardstock is finished cutting, remove it from the cutting mat. It’s best to flip over the mat and gently bend it over until the cardstock releases. This way, the cardstock shouldn’t get bent.
STEP 3: ASSEMBLE THE GIFT BOX
Start by gluing the words “be merry” onto the white background piece.
Then, glue on the holly leaves and the berry.
Next, glue the smaller apron shape onto the larger apron shape (I cut mine out of some Christmas scrapbook paper). Make sure the holes at the top of each layer match up.
Glue the Christmas phrase onto the apron.
You can also glue the two pockets to the bottom of the apron.
Grab the other box piece and fold it along the perforation lines.
Fold in the bottom two tabs and add glue.
Bring the bottom and side of the box together.
Push the tab against the side of the box. Do this on both sides.
Add a little glue to the bottom of each side tab.
Fold up the bottom tab and press onto the glue.
Add glue to all the tabs.
Place the front of the apron onto the tabs.
Match up all the edges and press the tabs against the front of the box.
Thread some ribbon through the front two holes. Tie a couple of knots so the ribbon can’t pull through.
Do the same on the back of the box. Make sure both pieces of ribbon are the same length.
Fill the box up with some holiday treats. This homemade box would be just perfect with some homemade holiday goodies!
And this cute box is ready to give away!
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Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library