The holidays are just around the corner and soon you’ll be busy shopping and putting together gifts for everyone on your list. It seems like each year my list of people to give gifts gets larger and larger. This year I’m getting a jump start on teacher and neighbor gifts with a cute DIY Peppermint Favor Box made with the Cricut Explore Air 2.
I am a firm believer that a beautifully wrapped gift can show the special people in your Christmas list just how much you really care. I personally love receiving beautifully wrapped packages, for me, it’s like getting a gift within a gift. I use my Cricut Explore Air 2 every year to achieve those perfect one-of-a-kind Christmas packages, and it’s perfect for whipping up last-minute gifts for all of the teachers and neighbors on your list.
How to Make DIY Peppermint Favor Box
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Cricut Design Space
- Peppermint 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 Peppermint Treat Box Design File.
Place your white and red cardstock on the standard grip mat and load it into the machine when prompted. 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.
To assemble the box, you first need to fold one of the long red pieces where it has been scored. Glue the ends together. To make sure that the favor box fits together perfectly wrap the other long red piece around the bottom one that you just put together and glue the ends together.
Now it’s time to glue this part to the base of the favor box. Glue both pieces to the round red piece.
Glue the red peppermint swirl to the white round circle piece. Then glue that piece to the top of the favor box.
Place a piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the favor box and fill it with treats, like homemade peppermint bark. Add the lid and close it up.
Wrap the favor box in clear cellophane to resemble wrapped peppermint candy. Tie each end with Baker’s twine.
Hand out your festive favor boxes to the friends, neighbors, and teachers on your list and spread some holiday joy!
If a Cricut machine is on your holiday wish list be sure to check out this post for the 5 Reasons I Love My Cricut Explore Air 2 so you can decide if it’s the right one for you!