DIY Christmas Tree Gift Box - Maritza Lisa: Create your own festive holiday gift toppers with Christmas trees. Click through for the tutorial

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?


The What

The How

  1. In Silhouette Studio, go to the Design Settings Page and confirm that your page and mat are showing Curio settings
  2. Download and open your Christmas Tree shape
  3. Ungroup the shape and merge the star and tree
  4. Measure your gift box and resize your Christmas tree shape so that it can fit on the top lid
  5. Replicate your shape for as many gift boxes you have
  6. Set your blade to Cardstock settings in the Tool 1 (red) slot
  7. Load your cardstock on to your mat (note: peel the blue protective sheet off first)
  8. 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)
  9. Load your tray onto your machine, and send to cut using Cardstock settings
  10. Glue your Christmas trees onto your gift boxes

DIY Christmas Tree Gift Box - Maritza Lisa: Create your own festive holiday gift toppers with Christmas trees. Click through for the tutorial

And now you have the cutest set of gift boxes! Did you use cardstock or gold or silver foil?

DIY Christmas Tree Gift Box - Maritza Lisa: Create your own festive holiday gift toppers with Christmas trees. Click through for the tutorial

DIY Christmas Tree Gift Box - Maritza Lisa: Create your own festive holiday gift toppers with Christmas trees. Click through for the tutorial

DIY Christmas Tree Gift Box - Maritza Lisa: Create your own festive holiday gift toppers with Christmas trees. Click through for the tutorial

DIY Christmas Tree Gift Box - Maritza Lisa: Create your own festive holiday gift toppers with Christmas trees. Click through for the tutorial

DIY Christmas Tree Gift Box - Maritza Lisa: Create your own festive holiday gift toppers with Christmas trees. Click through for the tutorial

DIY Christmas Tree Gift Box - Maritza Lisa: Create your own festive holiday gift toppers with Christmas trees. Click through for the tutorial

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.