The holiday season is almost upon us! But, before we dive into Christmas crafting, I’ve got one last fall project to share with you. Today we are getting festive with fungi—download the templates, and make these super cute mushroom boxes!
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- Hot Glue
- Foam Tape (optional)
- Bone Folder (optional)
- A Cutting Machine or X-ACTO knife
- My Free Template
How to Make It
1. Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all the pieces of your mushroom boxes.
Note: If you are using the SVG files that includes the score lines, don’t forget to set them as such in Cricut Design Space and attach them to their shapes before sending them through your cutting machine. I used a lime green color to mark the score lines, so hopefully, that helps! If you’re having trouble with the score lines, check out this video.
2. Draw in some little details on your mushrooms, and layer them together with glue and foam tape.
3. Next, sort out your base and lid pieces. Note that the lid pieces will be slightly larger than the base pieces.
For both boxes, connect your thicker, rectangular strips together. Then, fold down the little tabs, and start attaching them to the inside perimeter of your base a few at a time.
Once you have that done, you can attach the interior liner to cover up all the tabs and add rigidity to your base.
Note: The pieces in the previous photo look a little different. That’s because I decided to change up the multiple mushroom box to the oval shape it is now.
4. For the lids, repeat the same process you did with the base pieces, using the thinner rectangular strips, and slightly larger liner pieces. Then, attach your mushroom designs to the top, and your boxes are complete!
I am just so pleased with how these little mushroom boxes came out! They are so whimsical and fun. And, even though they aren’t overtly Thanksgiving-themed, I think they would make really unique and cute additions to a fall get-together or Thanksgiving dinner. You could fill them with after-dinner mints, or maybe even some yummy chocolates for guests to take home after the meal!
I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other fall freebies available on my blog!
Enjoy making some mushroom boxes of your own! Be sure to share your fun results with me on Instagram!
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