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How to Make  Easter Treat Boxes
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How to Make Easter Treat Boxes

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1 hr +

If you’ve got an Egg Hunt party coming up these quick to make, spring-themed boxes are ideal, they make the perfect favour for both adults and children alike.

The Design Space app (used in conjunction with the Cricut machines) makes it super-easy to customise the size of the treat boxes so that they’re the perfect proportion, once cut out and constructed you can then decorate them however you like - we added pompoms and tassels to ours!

This project includes paid for Design Space images

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How to make

 

You will also need:

Cricut Design Space app installed on a laptop, PC, Tablet or mobile device

Step 1

Open the Cricut Design Space app and start a new project, open the images tab from the menu at the bottom of the screen and search “Carton” (#M3EE51) and select the below design.

Searching for box template

Step 2

Duplicate the carton, so that you have three in total on the canvas (use the “Duplicate” function in the “Actions” menu).

Duplicating boxes

Ensure the padlock icon is locked so that the carton image resizes proportionately.

Step 3

Amend the size of each so that the cartons have the following widths – 46cm, 41cm and 37.9cm.

Amending measurements

Step 4

Open the “Images” tab once more and select three Spring-themed shapes (silhouettes work best). I opted for a rabbit (#M7867B15), egg (#M7F48F0C) and a flower cluster (#M5080D). Once all three images are selected, select “Insert” to add them to the canvas.

Opening images tab

Step 5

It’s now time to customise each of the cartons and create the apertures in the fronts. To do this select the largest carton, and select “Detach” from the “Actions” menu, this will detach the score lines from the carton shape.

Customising boxes

Step 6

Re-size the rabbit so that it fits comfortably (and centrally) on the third panel from the left-hand side.
 

Resizing rabbit onto box

Step 7

Temporarily place the score lines to one side on the canvas, leaving the rabbit in position. Drag a selection box over the carton image and the rabbit, and then select “Slice” from the “Actions” menu.

Putting score lines in place

Step 8

Select and remove the black and orange rabbit shapes, so that you’re left with a white aperture.

Step 9

With the carton selected, open the “Edit” menu and select the circular colour swatch to the right of the word “Cut”, amend the colour to match the colour of cardstock you intend to use (in this case pink).

Step 10

Reposition the score lines onto the carton base. To do this select the score lines (by clicking on them) open the “Edit” menu and then the “Arrange” function, select “Send to Front” from the pop-up.

Positioning score lines

Step 11

Reposition the score lines ensuring they go back in exactly the same position. Drag a selection box over the entire carton, and then select “Attach” from the “Actions” menu.

Re positioning score lines

Step 12

Repeat steps 5 – 11 for the remaining two cartons.

All carton templates

Step 13

Once you are happy with the design of all three cartons select the green “Make It” button and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your Cricut machine and cut/score the cartons, carefully removing each from the mat once it is cut.

Mat overview of carton design

Step 14

Using a pair of sharp scissors cut a piece of acetate that fits over the aperture, securing it in place on the inside of the carton with double-sided tape, ensuring the acetate does not layer over the score lines.

Adding acetate to carton

Step 15

Gently fold the cardstock along each of the score lines and begin constructing the box, applying double-sided tape along the tab.

Assembling Carton

Step 16

Use the Anywhere Screw Hole Punch (fitted with the smallest attachment) to create two holes along the top section of the carton, ensuring the holes go through all the layers of cardstock.

Adding holes to the top of the carton

Step 17

Fill your cartons (if adding edible items place them in a clear food bag), then thread a length of twine through the punched holes and secure with a bow on the back of the carton. Create a selection of pom-poms and tassels to decorate the cartons further.

Final Boxes

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