Today, I’m showing you how to these cute St. Patrick’s Day gold nugget treat boxes. They are the perfect way to wrap up a sweet treat for St. Paddy’s Day. This is a fun project to make with your Silhouette or Cricut. It’s super easy and requires just a few supplies. I’m excited to show you how to make your own. Read on for the full tutorial.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
- Cardstock (I used dark green, light green, white, and a shamrock print)
- Hershey’s Nuggets
- Ribbon or Twine
- Electronic cutter (Cricut Explore & Maker Machines, Silhouette Machines, or many other digital cutters)
- Cut File – St. Patrick’s Gold Nugget Box BA2173 (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 St. Patrick’s Gold Nugget Box BA2173. It will be listed under the St. Patrick’s Day Category.
STEP 2: CUT AND GLUE THE CARDSTOCK PIECES
Open the design in your cutting software and resize it to 5.13″ tall. 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 rectangle 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.
Gather all the pieces for your treat box. You should have the pieces for the tray and the cover, two rectangles, two circles, and a shamrock.
Start by gluing the shamrock onto the smaller circle. Then, glue that circle onto the larger circle. Make sure everything is centered.
Next, glue the smaller rectangle onto the larger rectangle.
Glue those rectangles onto the cover between the larger section of perforation lines. Once again, make sure everything is centered.
Let the glue dry for a few minutes and then fold along all the perforation lines.
You’ll notice that one of the end tabs is smaller than the other.
Fold that tab down and put some glue on it.
Then fold the cover section in half to glue the tab to the side piece.
Once it’s dry, you can fold it into the cover piece.
Next, let’s work on the tray. Fold along all perforation lines.
Add some glue to one of the tabs.
Bring the two ends of the tray together.
Glue the tab to the inside of the long side piece.
Repeat with the other 3 tabs until you’ve made the tray.
STEP 3: FINISH THE TREAT BOX
Add 4 Hershey’s Nuggets to the tray and slide the cover over the top of the tray.
Thread some ribbon or twine through the hole of the circle.
Wrap the ribbon around the box a few times and tie it in a bow.
Trim off the excess on the ends.
And that’s it, this project is finished. It turned out so cute!
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Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library