DIY Cupcake Gift Box: Great for Gift Cards and Parties!

Instructions

STEP 1: GET MY FREE DESIGN FILES

Upload my cupcake box SVG file (design #313) into Cricut Design Space. If you’re not sure how to upload an SVG cut file to Cricut Design Space, watch this helpful video training series I made. If you’re on an iPhone or iPad, here’s how to download and upload SVG files to the Cricut Design Space app.

This is what the files look like in Design Space when you’re ready to cut:
import svg file of cupcake box

Adjust the size if needed. Right now, the cupcake box is the perfect size to hold party favors or a single homemade cupcake. Once you have the size adjusted to your measurements, you are ready to prepare the file for scoring and cutting.

We’ve already pre-set the score layers to the base layers, so you should be able to upload and go! Click “Make It” and you will be prompted to select your material settings and place your paper on your cutting mat. Follow the prompts to load the mat and tools into your Cricut.

Gently remove each layer from the mat. These are the pieces you’ll have when you’re done cutting:
jennifermaker cupcake box cut materials

STEP 2: ASSEMBLE THE LID

Once your main pieces are ready, begin folding them along the score lines. Everything gets folded IN.

The main lid is folded along the score lines to create a cone shape. Then the rounded ends are folded down.
fold cupcake box lid

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fold along score lines of cupcake box topper

Apply glue to the tab and glue the lid closed to complete the cone shape.
glue tab on cupcake box top

assemble cupcake box top

The cupcake icing layer is folded along the score lines to create a cone shape.
fold cupcake box icing

Apply glue to the tab and glue the icing layer closed to complete the cone shape.
glue tab on cupcake box top

assemble cupcake box icing

Align the icing layer on top of the lid along the folds. Be sure to line up the slits.
align the top slit of the cupcake box lid

Apply glue to the bottom of the icing layer.

Glue the two pieces together.
assemble cupcake box lid

Tuck the tab of the topper piece into the slit on the top of the lid.

insert topper in lide of cupcake box

This is what the lid will look like when it’s assembled:

cupcake box lid

STEP 3: ASSEMBLE THE BOTTOM

Now let’s assemble the cupcake bottom. First, fold the sides and bottom tabs on the score lines as shown below.
fold cupcake box bottom

fold cupcake box bottom

Glue the sides together by applying glue to the side tab and holding it in place until the glue sets.
glue side tab of cupcake box bottom

assemble cupcake box bottom

Now, it’s time to attach the base. Apply glue to the bottom tabs.
apply glue to cupcake box base taps

Press the tabs onto the base, taking care to line up each tab to an edge of the octagon base.
attach cupcake box base

attach cupcake box base

This is what the base will look like when assembled:

assembled cupcake box bottom

assembled cupcake box

STEP 4: ADD THE OPTIONAL CUPCAKE HOLDER

If you plan to use the box to hold a cupcake, you’ll want to cut and fold the optional cupcake holder.

First, fold the holder on each of the score lines.
fold cupcake box insert

Next, glue and insert the holder into the cupcake bottom like this:
glue cupcake box insert

assemble cupcake box insert

Now your homemade cupcake will be cradled inside the box.

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This is what the assembled cupcake box looks like:

cupcake box by jennifermaker

assembled cupcake box

assembled cupcake box

STEP 5: EMBELLISH THE BOX

You may want to further decorate your box by gluing on beads, ribbon or other fun items. Get creative!

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