It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!
Welcome back! I'm glad to be back and crafting after such a very long time. It's almost Christmas and it's the perfect season to start crafting. I think this just happens to be my busiest time of the year. Not because of shopping, or because of work, but because I love to decorate my house with handmade items. Every year I made my greeting cards, tags, bows and other items that are perfect for gift wrapping.
I started this year looking through Cricut to see what types of projects that have pre made. While going through I found this cute little snowman. Now this is great for decoration or can truly be used to add in some treats. I did ent up modifying the item some to be able to match my theme this year.
What you'll need:
Next will be the carrot nose.
The original file did not have a nose, but asked for the purchase of a small plastic or paper maché carrot. I decided to use a cone cut out that had scallops.
First glue one side of the cone to the other to create the cone. Next fold down the scallops and set it aside.
On To The Boxes!
The assembly process for all three boxes will be the same with the exception of the black circle to create the rim of the top hat on the black box. You will have the box itself and the box top for each of the boxes. You will also see that the Cricut machine has created the score lines to fold along.
Now begins the box assembly. begin my folding inwards the three sides that have the tabs at the bottom. Fold those tabs inward and the top tab outwards. Next fold the three sides with the top tabs in towards the centers. Fold the top tab inwards and then backwards. Fold the side tabs outwards as well.
Adhere the bottom tabs to the neighboring side all the way around. Last glue down the sides with the tabs at the top inwards as well as the tabs to the neighboring sides all around.
Assemble the main body of the box. Begin by folding inwards the sides with the long tabs. Then fold the long tabs inwards and the top tabs outwards.
Nexy you wifold inwatds the sides with the short tabs. Follow by folding the small tabs and the top tabs outwards.
Now its tine to start gluing. Begin with the long side tabs to create the shape of the box all around.
Now work the top hat by gluing the bottom of the black box to the center of the black circle.
Add glue to the top of the box stack and glue on the top hat in the center.
Now it's time to add the trimming to the to the hat. Begin by trimming a 3/4" strip from a 12" paper in a red patterned paper. This will act as a ribbon around the top hat. Start by gluing it at the front and glue each side individually so that you can fold the paper around each corner. this will overlap in the front you will glue down the holly piece on the overlapping seam to cover it.
Time to work the face of the snowman. Place glue to the folded down scallop of the orange code. Glue this to the bottom portion of the smaller white box in the center. This will act as a carrot. Next glue the eyes on either side of the carrot as depicted.
We are now down to the last step. Adhere the bowtie to the center of the larger box.
You are now done!
Feel free to fill the box with sweets for the holidays. You can place this on your coffee table and offer up some treats to your guests.
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XOXO - HeartcraftPaper