Christmas Tree Treat Box using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Christmas Tree Treat Box using the Cricut Explore

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2014 Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)

For this project I’m sharing a small treat box I made with the Cricut Explore:

Christmas Tree Treat Box using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

This is so darn cute. It’s about 2.5″ tall, a perfect size to fill with some sweet treats!

Here’s how to make one…

Step 1: Load up the Cricut Design Space and create a new project. Insert the image ‘Christmas Tree Box’ #M2E593, and drag a corner toggle to make it approx 11.5″ lengthways:

Christmas Tree Treat Box using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 2: Insert the image ‘Christmas Tree’ #M2E583, and change it to red. Insert the image ‘Present’ #M3097B:

Christmas Tree Treat Box using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 3: Hide the tag on the present, and change the colours of the box and ribbon to the colours you like:

Christmas Tree Treat Box using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 4: Click ‘flatten’ in the layers panel, to change the present to a shape that will print-then-cut:

Christmas Tree Treat Box using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 5: Shape the Christmas Tree and Present to the sizes you want, then click ‘go’. Don’t forget to put a score tool into the machine to make it easier to fold the lines of the box:

Christmas Tree Treat Box using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 6: Follow the on-screen instructions to print your present, and then cut out the shapes in the right order. Once cut, fold and glue together the box shape:

Christmas Tree Treat Box using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 7: Cut two 20″ pieces of florist ribbon / balloon string, and staple them onto the middle of the Christmas tree shape:

Christmas Tree Treat Box using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Step 8: Attach it to the top of the box, curl the ribbons, add a button on top to hide the staple, and add the present and a wood star for more decoration:

Christmas Tree Treat Box using the Cricut Explore at Jennifer Grace Creates

Fill it with treats to gift to someone this Christmas! I might make a bunch of these for our dining table on Christmas day, so everyone gets a little extra gift!

Be Inspired:

Make or alter a gift box

Use florist ribbon / ballon string to make some curls

Use a printable element on your next project

What sweet treats would you want to find in this box? I love the Haribo Little Men, so that would be my best surprise!

I’ll see you again soon for the last post of the event!

Jennifer x

13 Comments
  • super cute box…. mine would have to have Lindt Choccies for my Christmas table setting please!

    November 9, 2014 at 9:07 pm
  • What a ‘sweet’ little box! I would love to find Toffifee in mine!

    November 9, 2014 at 9:10 pm
  • Jean Bullock
    Reply

    Very cool box. I would like to find See’s Candy bordeaux chocolates in them .

    November 9, 2014 at 9:54 pm
  • Oooo, I’d want it filled with fizzy sweets 🙂 Liking how you’ve used the christmas tree

    November 9, 2014 at 10:08 pm
  • Jackie Edwards
    Reply

    Love your box…would have to be Ferro Rocher!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I eat them but I can’t spell them!!) LOL

    November 9, 2014 at 11:43 pm
  • Julene
    Reply

    Cute! Definitely chocolate.

    November 10, 2014 at 12:15 am
  • Wonderful and festive box!! Amazing what you can do with one of those Cricut Explores!

    I had to Google Haribos Little Men to see what I was missing…..YUM!!! 🙂 I think I’d love something chocolatey and nutty…..perhaps choc-covered macadamia nuts!! (swoon…)
    <3 J

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    November 10, 2014 at 2:46 am
  • Fabulous box Jennifer!! Love it all finished off with ribbon and embellies!

    Oooh… Ferrero Rocher Choccies!! – the white ones!! LOVE

    November 10, 2014 at 8:04 am
  • Definately Ferrero Roche.

    November 10, 2014 at 9:32 am
  • Oh, these are perfect for table settings. I’d like to find some dark chocolate lindor balls or after eight mints.

    November 10, 2014 at 1:27 pm
  • mine would have to be cola bottles…the ones with sugar on 🙂
    You could use your cute little box for teachers pressies too x x

    November 10, 2014 at 8:51 pm
  • Andes mints 😀
    This is adorable! What fun to dress it

    November 10, 2014 at 11:31 pm
  • Sue D
    Reply

    Very cute! I would like to find dark chocolate in the box.

    November 11, 2014 at 7:26 pm

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