HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
- Cardstock (I used red, white, black, two shades of green, brown, and orange)
- Clear Acetate
- Tweezers (Optional)
- Holiday Candy or Small Toys
- Electronic cutter (cricut explore or maker, silhouette or other cutter)
- Cut File – Snowman Pillow Box BA2324 (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 Snowman Pillow Box BA2324. It will be listed under the Craftmas 2023 Category-Day 24.
STEP 2: CUT THE CARDSTOCK PIECES
Open the design in your cutting software and resize it to 5″ tall. This makes a box that is about 2.5″ x 3.75″. The box has 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 shape behind it. The dark gray square should be cut out of clear acetate or something similar. Everything else should be cut out of cardstock. 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 PILLOW BOX
Add some glue around the perimeter of the circle.
Add glue around the perimeter of the acetate. If your acetate has a clear protective cover, remove it before adding the glue.
Glue the acetate over the circle. But sure the bottom edge of the acetate doesn’t go below the perforation lines.
Flip the box over and glue the snowman shape over the circle. It’s super helpful to use tweezers to help with gluing and attaching the small pieces.
Attach the small circle and brim to the hat.
Then, glue those onto the snowman.
Glue on both arms.
Then, you can attach the scarf.
Finish off the snowman by gluing on the eyes, nose, and buttons.
Next, fold along the straight perforation lines.
Carefully bend around the curved perforation lines.
Fold down the side tab and add glue.
Fold the box in half to attach the two ends together.
After the glue has dried, push in on the two sides to open up the box.
Push in the bottom flap with the half-circle cutout first.
Then, push in the other flap.
Fill up the box.
Then, press in the top flaps. Remember to do the flap with the half-circle cutout first.
And that’s it, this cute little snowman pillow box is finished!
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Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library