HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
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 Treat Box BA2310. It will be listed under the Craftmas 2023 Category-Day 10.
STEP 2: CUT THE CARDSTOCK AND ACETATE PIECES
Open the design in your software program. Keep everything grouped together and resize the design to 5.5″ high. This will make a box that is about 2″ x 2″. Once everything is resized, you can cut the pieces. If you’re using Cricut Design Space, you’ll need to ungroup the layers. Then click on the white layer and perforation lines and attach them together. Do the same with the green pieces and perforation lines. Cut the green layer out of cardstock (I used white cardstock and printed on a design) and the white layer out of clear acetate.
Once the cardstock is finished cutting, remove it from the cutting mat. Slightly bend the mat to remove the cardstock pieces.
STEP 3: ASSEMBLE THE BOX
Fold along all the perforation lines of the box top and bottom.
Add glue to one of the tabs.
Glue two sides of the lid together. Repeat with the other three sides.
Make the box bottom the same way.
Now, let’s work on the clear acetate. Fold the acetate along the perforation lines.
If your acetate has a clear protective film, be sure to remove it. If possible, try to touch only the edges of the acetate. This should reduce fingerprints.
Add some glue to the tab on the acetate.
Fold the tab back and then fold the acetate in half to attach the two ends together. Place a heavy object on the acetate until the glue is dry.
Once the glue is dry you can open up the acetate to make a square box.
Put some glue on the inside of each side of the bottom piece.
Place the clear box inside the bottom.
Use your fingers to press the acetate and cardstock together. Do this on all four sides of the box.
Fill the box with candy.
Place the lid on the box.
Tie a piece of ribbon around the box.
Tie it in a bow and trim off the ends.
And this cute little treat 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