Last updated on November 12th, 2018 at 07:43 am
Want to make Christmas gifts for neighbors? Bake up some cookies and use your Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker to create these holiday treat boxes! Any neighbor would appreciate a prettily packaged sweet treat this holiday season.
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Every year, in the weeks leading up to Christmas, our next door neighbor drops by with a box full of homemade treats for us for the holidays. This is the first time I’ve ever really lived in such a close-knit neighborhood, so I’m always surprised by their kindness. This year, though, I’m ready! I’ve made some sweet treats and boxed them up in some adorable poinsettia cookie boxes I made using my Cricut!
Normally I’d designs something myself, but Cricut Access has such a huge array of treat boxes that I knew I could find something I’d love, plus ways to customize it just for me. It’s one of the reasons I love Cricut Access. I can take a pre-designed file, like these treat boxes, and combine them with a totally unrelated file, like the poinsettias, for a totally customized look. In the spring, I could easily take these same boxes, pair them with a little felt bunny or papercut Easter egg and deliver sweet Easter treats to my friends at church. Cricut Access makes it all possible.
Cricut Treat Boxes
- White card stock or kraft board for the bottom of the boxes and gift tags
- Colored paper or card stock for the lids
- Colored Cricut pens
- Red and pink felt for the poinsettias
- White ribbon
- Craft pearls
Cricut Design Space Images Used
- Cupcake Holder — part of the Sweet Tooth Cartridge
- Poinsettia — part of Anna’s Holiday Home Decor
- Font used: Wildflower (writing style)
Go to images and locate the cupcake holder mentioned above. When you bring it into the Design Space, you’ll see that it has six parts. You’ll be using four of these parts to make these two boxes. The yellow box bottom, the pink window lid, the scalloped window lid, and the gift tag.
Hide the others (the green plain lid and the blue cupcake insert). Duplicate the yellow box bottom and the tag, since you’ll need two of each of those. I also recolored them to match my final project colors—apparently teal and red is going to be my palette this year, since it seems to be how all of my Christmas projects are going! You’ll want to make sure you have the Cricut Scoring Stylus — this will score all of the fold lines on your box pieces (the dotted lines in the image below). Learn more about the scoring stylus here.
You will also need the poinsettia image. This is meant to be a 3D flower, but I have hidden the center of the flower and the leaves, opting for just the two layers of the flower itself. I duplicated it and colored one red and one pink, to match my final project colors.
For the gift tag, use the Cricut Text tool to write whatever sentiment you’d like. I used Cricut’s Wildflower font to write a little note to my neighbors in two colors—Candy Crystal and Color, both part of the Cricut Ultimate Pen Set. See my post Font Basics in the Cricut Design Space for more information on how to work with fonts!
Before cutting, make sure to re-size all of your pieces to be the size you want them cut out. I chose about 8″ for the boxes and 3″ for the flowers. The tags were about 2.5″. Then cut! And score! And write! I love that the Cricut will do all of those things for you.
Once you have all of your pieces, you can assemble everything. I used a simple craft glue to assemble my boxes and lids. A little spray adhesive inside the lid made it easy to attach a square of cellophane to make the treat box window.
For the poinsettia, I glued the two pieces together and added three small craft pearls wit a little craft glue. Very sweet!
To package it all up, I added my treats to the box and fitted the lid on. I tied the box up with some white felt ribbon, glued on my flower and tag, and it was ready to go!
Christmas Gifts for Neighbors
Now what to put in these treat boxes? I’ve rounded up some delicious ideas from my foodie blogger friends (since I don’t really bake!) to give you a bunch of yummy inspiration!
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