HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
- Cardstock (I used a Christmas print, brown, and yellow)
- Twine, Buttons, Hot Glue Gun and Glue (Optional)
- Electronic cutter (cricut explore or maker, silhouette or other cutter)
- Cut File – Christmas Tree Slide Out Box BA2322 (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 Tree Slide Out Box BA2322. It will be listed under the Craftmas 2023 Category-Day 22.
STEP 2: CUT THE CARDSTOCK PIECES
Open the design in your cutting software and resize it to 11″ wide, you can of course make it bigger or smaller. This makes a box that is about 3″ x 4″. The tray and cover have perforation lines that will be cut with a regular blade. If you’re using Cricut Design Space, you’ll need to attach the perforation lines to the shapes 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 TREAT BOX
Start by folding along the perforation lines of the larger piece. This piece will be the cover.
Notice the two sides are different sizes.
Add some glue to the tab at the top of the cover.
Glue that tab to the larger side piece.
Press the pieces together to form the top of the tree.
Add some glue along the smaller side piece.
Fold the cover in half and glue the smaller side inside the larger side.
Make sure the edges are even and press the sides together.
Now, the cover is finished.
Next, fold along the perforation lines of the tray.
Add glue to the top tab.
Glue the tab to the other side piece to form the top of the tree.
Fold in the two tabs on the bottom of the sides and add glue.
Fold up the bottom tab.
The trunk of the tree is made just like the lid of a box. Fold along the perforation lines. Add glue to one of the tabs. Bring the two sides together and attach the two sides. Repeat with the other three sides.
Add some glue to the top of the trunk piece.
Press the trunk onto the bottom of the tray.
Glue the star to the top of the tree.
STEP 4: ADD EMBELLISHMENTS
The box could be finished at this point, but it’s fun to dress it up a little bit.
Glue some twine to the top of the back of the cover.
Wrap the twine around the cover a few times. Add some glue on the edges to keep the twine in place.
Glue the end of the twine to the back of the box and trim off the excess.
Glue on some red buttons.
Fill the box up with treats.
Slide the tray into the cover.
And this box is finished! So cute!
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Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library