I downloaded this cute Christmas Tree shape 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 Christmas tree gift box would be a perfect DIY to share with you. You can use bigger boxes in terms of size, and you can use silver and gold foil to add a little shine too. I kept my boxes 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.
- Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™
- Silhouette Cutting Mat
- Silhouette Cutting Blade
- Silhouette Studio®
- Gift Box
- Design ID #104140
Step One: Setup the Design
- In Silhouette Studio®, go to the Page Setup icon in the upper right-hand corner and choose the appropriate cutting mat.
- Download and open Design ID #104140 in Silhouette Studio®.
- Ungroup the shape and move the star so that it lays on top of the tree.
- Measure your gift box and resize your Christmas tree shape so that it can fit on the top lid.
- Create a rectangle around the tree shape that is the size of your gift box.
- Replicate your shape for as many gift boxes you have.
Step Two: Cut and Assemble
- Set your blade to the Cardstock settings suggested by Silhouette Studio®.
- Load your cardstock onto your mat (Tip: peel the blue protective sheet off first).
- Load your mat and, if you are using the Curio, other platforms onto the tray. In the settings, you will see that 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 two 2s, one 1, and then your mat (2+2+1+1=6).
- Load your tray onto your machine, and send to cut using the Cardstock settings.
- Once your design is cut, remove the cardstock from the mat.
- Glue your Christmas trees onto your gift boxes.
Did you use cardstock or gold or silver foil?