I am so excited about sharing this darling DIY project with you today. In case you missed it we are celebrating the end of the school year with an Orange You Glad It’s Summer Party and every good party needs cute favors. These cute Citrus Orange Favor Boxes are a sweet treat to share with your friends as you celebrate the start of summer!
To make these fun little boxes I used my Cricut Explore Air 2 and Cricut Design Space to create these custom favor boxes. Its no secret that my Cricut is one of my favorite craft tools. One of the things I love about it is the ability to create custom decor and projects for any occasion. I love entertaining, but it can get expensive trying to find and buy custom decorations, party supplies and favors all the time. With the Cricut Explore Air 2, scrapbook paper and vinyl you can transform ordinary into the extraordinary for any occasion.
What You Will Need:
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut Design Space
- Orange Treat Box Design File
- Cricut® 12X24 Cardstock, Candy Shop
- White Scrapbook Paper
- Cricut® Standard Grip Mat
- Cricut® Essential Tool Kit
First, open up Cricut Design Space and the Orange Treat Box Design File
We will start by cutting the base for the orange favor box. To cut these pieces you will need to hide the other elements for this project, then click on the “GO” button.
Place a piece of orange 12×24 cardstock on the standard grip mat and load it into the machine. Make sure you turn the dial to cardstock and then press the flashing button to start the cutting.
Remove the pieces from the mat with the Cricut spatula tool. Cut the remaining pieces for the project.
Now, it’s time to assemble the favor boxes. I started by gluing the orange slice onto the white cardstock.
To assemble the box, you first need to fold one of the long orange pieces where it has been scored. Glue the ends together.
Now it’s time to glue this part to the base of the favor box.
To make sure that the favor box fits together perfectly wrap the other long orange piece around the bottom one and glue the ends together.
Leave that part wrapped around the bottom and run glue along the top of the teeth. Press the top of the favor box down on the glue.
Now that your favor box is assembled you may need to adjust the bottom so that it sits properly without falling over. I simply folded a small piece on the bottom and glued it so that it was flat and sat on the table without toppling over.
Glue the orange slice to the front of the favor box and add the leaves.
Fill your favor box with orange slice candies and celebrate the start of a sweet summer!
Ok, I know what you are thinking…that is a lot of steps! But, I promise this is such an easy craft that you can easily put together in less than 10 minutes.
Orange you glad you know how to make these? These adorable favor boxes are perfect for any summer celebration. If you are looking for more citrus themed inspiration for your celebration be sure to check out these ideas: