by Richelle Naegle
Are you ready for Christmas, yet? I'm definitely not. I still have so much to do. One of my checklist items was to make gifts for my kids' teachers, neighbors, and a few others. Inspired by Aaron's free download Reindeer card, I decided to apply that same idea in making a treat box. I made two of them and they are the perfect size for fitting cookies and other treats. If you give a gift card in a treat box, I like the way you can slip the card in, with the treats holding it up. It's a nice, eye-catching effect.
Making the Treat Box
This cute Belly Box Reindeer project is designed by Lori Whitlock, and you can get it at the Silhouette store. If you do purchase images from Silhouette, you can save quite a bit of money by getting one of our Silhouette digital download cards. I am usually patient and wait for them to have an image sale, and that way you can stretch the money even further.
Using the CAMEO 3, I cut the length, width, and height of the overall design at 3.5" x 2.75" x 6" (from the top of the antlers to the bottom of the box). I added some fun faux stitching and since it is Rudolph, he needs a shiny red nose. I used Tim Holtz ice stickles in Christmas Red to make his nose. This was a pretty quick project and I loved the way it turned out. I highly recommend it.
If you are looking for other solutions for making treat boxes, check out the Sizzix Caddy Bag Bigz Pro die. The Box It Up Cricut cartridge is a great option, too.
Share Your Projects
I'm sure you have been creating fun Christmas cards and other holiday crafts this year. I would love to see what you have been making. Please share them with me on our Facebook or Instagram page (don't forget to tag us @craft_direct) so we can see the fun Holiday crafts you are creating! Save on Silhouette cutting mats and replacement CAMEO blades.
Happy holiday creating!