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 Gingerbread House Box BA2313. It will be listed under the Craftmas 2023 Category-Day 13.
STEP 2: CUT THE VINYL AND CARDSTOCK PIECES
Open the design in your cutting software and resize the design. The bigger you make it, the more candy you’ll be able to fit. The max width you can cut with most cardstocks is 11.5″. I sized my box to 8.5″ wide. That makes a box that is about 2″ x 2″ x 5″. If you are using Cricut Design Space, you will need to ungroup everything. Then, select the house shape and the perforation lines and click attach. Cut the house shape out of cardstock and the designs for the house out of white adhesive vinyl
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.
Weed away the excess vinyl. You can use a weeding tool to help you remove the vinyl from inside of the roof pieces
Cut a piece of transfer tape a little larger than the design and place the vinyl on it.
.Rub over the vinyl with a scraper.
Trim off the excess transfer tape and vinyl backing. Then, cut apart the different sections of the design.
Grab one of the vinyl pieces and carefully pull off the transfer tape.
Position the vinyl on the house and rub over it with the scraper.
Carefully, pull off the transfer tape. You might need to use your fingers to keep the ends of the vinyl on the cardstock. Repeat until all the vinyl pieces have been applied.
STEP 3: ASSEMBLE THE BOX
Fold back along all the straight perforation lines.
Fold the angled perforation lines forward.
Fold back the side tab and add some glue along the edge.
Fold the box in half to glue the tab in place.
Once that’s dry, it’s time to glue the bottom. Add some glue to each tab and fold them all into the center of the box. Fold the smaller tabs in first, followed by the larger tabs.
Turn the box over and press the tabs together.
Fill the box up with some Christmas candy.
Push in the sides and press the tops of the roof together.
Thread some ribbon through the holes.
Pull the ribbon tight and tie in a bow. Trim off the excess ribbon on the ends.
And that’s it, this adorable box is finished. I just love how it turned out!
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Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library