Thursday, April 26, 2012

Embellished Treat Box

Today was my first attempt at making both a treat box and dimensional flowers with my Cricut. Overall I think my project turned out well! And an added bonus, on this project I got to combine two things I love: beading and papercrafting! Here's a picture of my finished project (the beaded handle is sooooo cute!):

I started by cutting a party favor box from the Sweet Treats cartridge (page 59 in the booklet) at 2.5" using purple Colorbok cardstock. The box was not as difficult to fold & assemble as I thought it would be! Thank goodness!  Then I cut some flowers from the Flower Shoppe cartridge (page 14 of the booklet...<Heart2> and <Heart4>) starting at 2.5" and for each layer decreasing the size .25" with every cut. I used lots of layers to make the flower look full. I alternated patterns with a lilac cardstock and pink/purple printed paper. I cut 2 leaves (page 22 <Ruffle5>) at 2". After I assembled my box I added the leaves and then assembled my flower. I curved the flower petals slightly, and added a brad in the middle to hold it all together. Then I attached it to the box on top of my leaves.

Next is the treat box handle. When I cut the box out, I didn't realize that it did not have a lid or flaps that would meet together to close the box - it needed a handle. I thought about just using ribbon to tie to the box for a handle, but then I thought why not add some beads to this?!? :-) I love beading and have a lot of seed beads that I knew would work perfectly for this. I used some silver lined purple seed beads and strung them on 26 guage beading wire, and attached it to the box simply by threading the wire through the Cricut cut holes on each side of the box. Here are a few more pictures of the finished product, from different angles:

I am entering this treat box in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by and checking out today's project! Have a great crafting day!


  1. Love your treat box and this is a fabulous idea! Thanks for entering our challenge at Exploring Cricut

  2. SUPER cute! Love that flower!!!

    Great job!!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Exploring Cricut!

    Crafty Hugs,

  3. Wow your first time and you did an excellent job! I love the colors and you add the perfect flower. Thanks for joining us at HIMCR DT AJ!

  4. You did an awesome job!!! Would never guess that this is your first box and dimensional flower! They turned out perfect!! Love that beaded handle. Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)