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It’s the most wonderful time of the year… when we leave family gatherings with an extra serving of dessert to eat later and bake homemade goodies to give to our favorite neighbors and friends! I was able to use my Cricut Explore Air 2 to create Personalized Holiday Treat Boxes to give an extra touch of love!
Thankfully the Explore Air 2 can cut many different materials and has the capability of cutting twice as face with the Fast Mode feature! Creating multiples of projects now just became even easier!!
I decided I wanted to create boxes for Thanksgiving leftover treats using Cardstock in Green Tones and my Christmas treat boxes using Deluxe Paper in Nordic Christmas. I also used the Foil Acetate Metallic Sampler for my lid windows.
The Decorative Box design (#M4D1A4) I used is found on Cricut Design Space. The font is Market Street Fonts – Paint Can. Design Space is such a user friendly program and also includes many ready-to-make projects for your Explore Air 2!
I utilized the slice, weld, attach and contour tools to customize the boxes with names. I love that the Explore Air 2 has the double tool feature which allows me to score and cut at the same time!
Make sure to bend your mat back to carefully remove your material. Use your craft spatula to remove smaller, more detailed cuts to avoid tearing.
Once removed, used your weeding tool to remove any extra pieces.
When cutting the bottom of my box, I made sure to place my paper pattern so that the design would be upright once assembled.
I decided to mix patterns for my Christmas treat boxes and I love how the name pops when cut from the beautiful red design paper!
After all the pieces were cut, I folded all of my score lines.
Using glue of your choice, attach the tabs to form the bottom of the box.
Fold in the bottom of the box.
And then affix the sides.
I used my Cricut paper cutter to cut 5″ acetate squares for my lid windows.
Glue around the edge of your window lids and add the acetate.
Fold the lid sides down and glue tabs. Didn’t it turn out great?!
These boxes are perfect for your Thanksgiving guests to take a slice of their favorite pie home for later!
Or you could fill them full of holiday candies or homemade treats for your neighbors, friends or children’s teachers! Having their name displayed right on top will be such a special added touch!!
Making these Personalized Holiday Treat Boxes will be sure to make those who receive them feel loved and important and isn’t that what this holiday season is all about?! Cricut Explore Air 2 makes custom gift giving easy and so much fun!! What treats would you like to see inside your goodie box??
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