Happy Tuesday! I downloaded this cute Christmas Tree shape (which is free this week!) from Silhouette today and played around with a few ideas on how to use it. Since I needed a couple of small gift boxes, I thought using it for this DIY Christmas tree gift box would be a perfect DIY to share with you. You can use bigger boxes in terms of size, and silver and gold foil to add a little shine too. I kept mine simple and small, but I’d love to hear how you made yours. Because my project was small, I decided to use my Curio, but you can use your CAMEO or Portrait. Shall we?
- In Silhouette Studio, go to the Design Settings Page and confirm that your page and mat are showing Curio settings
- Download and open your Christmas Tree shape
- Ungroup the shape and merge the star and tree
- Measure your gift box and resize your Christmas tree shape so that it can fit on the top lid
- Replicate your shape for as many gift boxes you have
- Set your blade to Cardstock settings in the Tool 1 (red) slot
- Load your cardstock on to your mat (note: peel the blue protective sheet off first)
- Load your mat and other platforms onto the tray. In the settings, you will see 6 platforms are required. These are the platforms that come with your Curio bundle. Each one is labeled with a 1 or 2 (which counts as the number of platforms). Your mat counts as 1. So you will need a two 2s and a 1, then your mat (2+2+1+1=6)
- Load your tray onto your machine, and send to cut using Cardstock settings
- Glue your Christmas trees onto your gift boxes
And now you have the cutest set of gift boxes! Did you use cardstock or gold or silver foil?
PS – Is the Silhouette Curio on your wish list? You can save $15 right now with promo code MARITZA (valid until Nov 24 2015)
Disclosure: This post is brought to you in partnership with Silhouette America. I adore my Silhouette cutting machines and all the other products I have used from Silhouette. This awesome partnership allows me to share great bundles and deals, as well as fun projects, like this one.
Looking for some more inspiration? Take a look at my other Silhouette projects.