Honey Pot Box – Spring Cut Files

Maybe it’s because I am from Utah, or maybe it’s a universal experience, but springtime always brings honey bees to mind for me! So, to celebrate this lovely season, and pay homage to our friendly neighborhood pollinator, today I am sharing this fun honey pot box (complete with a honey dipper)!

Honey Pot Box

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Honey Pot Box

Supplies

How to Make It

1. Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the honey pot box pieces.

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, and a bright blue to indicate the debossing lines, so hopefully that helps! If you’re having trouble with the score lines, check out this video.

 

Assembling the Pot

2. Start by assembling the two large, yellow pieces. Fold along the score lines, and attach each of the little tabs to the inside edge of the piece adjacent to it. When all the pieces are connected (on both sections), connect both sides by overlapping the bottoms and attaching the last two edges.

After that, take the six decorative pieces and attach them to each side.

 

Assembling the Lid

3. Start by folding and assembling the small yellow piece. Then, with the six sides facing upward, attach the interior tabs around the inside of the walls of the pot.

Next, join the two beehive pieces together, and insert them into the slits in the main lid piece. Fold and assemble the other lid piece and use the score lines on the inside of the top lid piece to attach it to the center.

Note: Be sure to align the sections with the holes so that your honey dipper will be able to rest inside.

 

Assembling the Honey Dipper

4. Roll the brown, rectangular piece and glue the long tab to the inside. Fold all the little end tabs inward and attach the two small, circular pieces (one on each end).

Assemble the five “wheel” pieces. Start by taking one of the little strips and curling it. Attach the end tab to the inside to create a loop. Fold all the little tabs inward. Find one of the circular pieces that correspond with it, and attach it to the tabs on one side. Attach another circular piece to the other side. Repeat with the other four “wheel” pieces.

When all five pieces are complete, slide them onto one end of the stick you made previously. Arrange them like so: small, medium, large, medium, small.

Your honey pot box and dipper are complete!

Honey Pot Box

I intended for this to be a pretty simple, straightforward design at first. But I decided to up the ante a little with the decorative bee panels and the honey dipper. And I wasn’t at all sure that the dipper would work (even halfway through putting it together I figured that I may just scrap the whole thing); but, once it was all assembled, I was really happy with how it came out!

Honey Pot Box

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 fun freebies available on my blog!

Enjoy putting my honey pot box together. And don’t forget to share your super cute finished product with me on Instagram!

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4 Comments

4 Comments on Honey Pot Box – Spring Cut Files

  1. Mary Ellen
    April 27, 2022 at 8:00 am (3 weeks ago)

    absolutely love this !!!! thank you so much

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  2. Mary
    April 27, 2022 at 9:34 am (3 weeks ago)

    Thank you!!! This is going to be perfect with the Graphic 45 Bee Paper!

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    • Mandee
      April 27, 2022 at 10:08 am (3 weeks ago)

      Have fun putting it together!!

      Reply
  3. PG
    April 27, 2022 at 8:32 pm (3 weeks ago)

    The honeybee has a special connection to the LDS Church and Utah. The symbolism between the pioneers and the ‘Land of Milk and Honey’ is everywhere there. See
    https://byustudies.byu.edu/article/the-symbolism-of-the-beehive-in-latter-day-saint-tradition/
    A hive is on the state flag and several buildings in Salt Lake display bees and hives in the decoration. How often are bees used to decorate weddings outside of the LDS Church? I don’t know what to think about the connection of a sting or stickyness to marriage.

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