Create a sealable Treat Box using the Perforation Blade and the Cricut Maker! An easy DIY Gift Box Tutorial great for any celebration!
Have you seen the new tools that Cricut has come out with to use with the Cricut Maker? I can't believe everything they can do!
Before we get into the project let me show you what they are because we will be using some of them on our project!
New Cricut Maker Tools
Basic Perforation Blade Tip - Creates a perforated line that easily tears away. Perfect for tear-out booklet pages, raffle tickets, homemade journals, or for any project that demands a neat tear./p>
Wavy Blade Tip - Add a wavy decorative edge to any design. Great for vinyl decals, iron-on designs, envelopes, cards, gift tags, collage projects, or any time you need fabulously finished edges!
Fine Debossing Tip - Step up your paper crafting game with debossing! The rolling debossing ball inside this tip provides detail in your designs that you haven't been able to provide before. Creates a stunning effect on foil cardstock, coated paper, shimmer and glitter paper, basswood, and much more
Engraving Tip - Get professional results when engraving on Cricut Metal Sheets or anodized aluminum to reveal the silver beneath. Create monograms, draw decorative flourishes and embellishments or inscribe your favorite quotes on a keepsake.
QuickSwap Housing - All of these tips require this housing. You can easily swap out the different tips to create a project and they store easily in your Cricut Maker!
Don't you want them all? They each do such a specific task, and I can think of so many projects for each tip! You will be seeing lots of fun projects coming up!!
For the time being, let's get to this tutorial where I use the Perforation Blade and the Debossing Tip.
Supplies Used to Make DIY Treat Boxes
Some links may be too similar items when exact items couldn't be found online.
- Cricut Maker
- DIY Treat Box - Cricut Design Space
- Perforation Blade
- Debossing Tip
- Double Scoring Wheel Tip
- StandardGrip Mat
- Metallic Posterboard
- Spatula Tool
- Double-Sided Tape
- Favorite Candy
DIY Treat Box Video Tutorial
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How to Make a DIY Treat Box with your Cricut Maker
The cut file for this project is completely ready to go on Cricut Design Space! This treat box says Happy Birthday but you can detach the design and change the sentiment. Just make sure to attach the new sentiment before you begin cutting.
You can also resize the box by highlighting the complete file and dragging it out to the desired size.
Once you are ready to cut, select Make It and follow the prompts on Cricut Design Space.
Since you are using several different blades, Design Space will tell you exactly when to place the different blades into the machine.
Be very careful when removing the cutouts from the mat. You don't want the perforated lines to tear away prematurely. I found the spatula tool super helpful to get under the design without tearing the perforated pieces off.
Now the pieces are ready to be folded and assembled.
Assembling your DIY Treat Box
Fold the box pieces along the score lines. A bone folder can be helpful in getting a nice crisp fold, or you can just use your fingers.
When folding the tabs you will want to prepare your pull tab for the perforated strip. Looking at the lid of the box with the sentiment right side up, chose the tab that is to the bottom left of the design. Carefully tear the tab away from just the folding tab of the box.
On the tabs of the treat box, apply a strip of double-sided tape. Make sure not to apply the tape to the pull tab of the box.
Assemble the lid of the treat box by tucking those tabs in and creating corners for the box lid.
Repeat for the lower part of the box, although you won't have a perforated strip on this box.
Before assembly, apply another strip on the outside square of the base of the box. This is where the lid is going to adhere to the base.
Assemble the base of the box the same as the lid.
All that is left is to fill your DIY treat box with yummy candy or a small surprise!
I chose truffles - YUM!
Slide the lid of the box onto the base, and then apply pressure around the base of the box. This will glue the top and bottom of the box together creating a seal.
Opening the Treat Box
Didn't your DIY treat box turn out so cute? I can't believe I made that!!
To open the DIY treat box, gently pull on the tab that is sticking out of the box.
Pull the perforated strip away, around the entire box.
Slide the lid off, and voila! Yummy Truffles!!!
Aren't these just the cutest little handmade gift? AND you can make them for any celebration, birthday, baby shower, or wedding.
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This is fantastic...thank you so much! Can you please tell me where you find the double-sided tape dispenser.
I get mine on Amazon.com. Here is my affiliate link https://amzn.to/2O7ttbR
I love these cute little boxes. Fabulous job. I have made about four of them now trying to test them. Every time I pull the perforated tab, it seems to break somewhere along the way before I can peel the entire strip off. Am I doing something wrong? I would like to use my regular patterned cardstock and not the shiny paper that you have used. I have to make a lot and I am trying to keep the cost down. So is there a trick to getting it to peel all the way around without breaking? My other question is when I put more on the pressure, does it put more pressure on all of the blades that I am using for the box or just the scoring blade which is up first?
Is the strip breaking at the joints where it is glued, or in the middle of the paper? The different paper will peel differently. I would suggest making sure that the bottom strip is glued nice and secure to the box and really glue those corner tabs together really well too.
When you increase the pressure it does increase for all blades and/or accessories.