Pool Float Treat Boxes – Summer Cut Files

I don’t know about you, but I could use a nice relaxing day at the pool! And I have just the thing to make our pool day even more enjoyable. So, grab your beach towel, gather up your crafting supplies, and let’s make some adorable pool float treat boxes!

Pool Float Treat Boxes


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Watch a short video of me putting this project together on Instagram.


How to Make It

1. Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the pieces of the pool float treat 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.


Prepping the Pieces

2. Attach any layered, decorative pieces to your head and/or tail. Draw on eyes and any other details you’d like.

Note: I will be showing the process for the flamingo, but the others are largely the same. The unicorn has the most decorative layers of the three.


Assembling the Top

3. Sort out your top and bottom pieces. The top consists of two slightly larger rings and a slightly larger blue circle. One of the top rings and the top blue circle also has a notch in it (for the head to attach through later).

Take the two narrower strips and fold along the score lines. Attach the tabs around the backside of the ring that doesn’t have the notch in it, like so. Glue the other top ring and blue circle together, lining up the little rectangular notch.

4. Next, glue the two head pieces together and insert the bottom tabs into the notch within the top section. Glue down.

Then, attach the whole thing to the rest of the lid piece.


Assembling the Bottom

5. Assemble the bottom in a similar fashion to the top. Take the two wider strips and fold along the score lines. Attach the tabs around the backside of one of the bottom rings like so. Glue the other bottom ring and blue circle together, then attach them to the base.

Place your lid on top of your box, and your project is complete!

I was so happy that my patrons selected this as one of my projects for this month! I had a feeling that these would turn out really cute, and they certainly did (if I do say so myself).

If forced to choose a favorite between the three designs, I don’t know if I could; but I can say that I really love how the ones made with glitter cardstock came together.

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I use Adobe Illustrator for all 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, check out the other fun freebies available on my blog!

Enjoy putting these pool float treat boxes together. And don’t forget to share your super cute finished results with me on Instagram!

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9 Comments on Pool Float Treat Boxes – Summer Cut Files

  1. Catherine
    July 11, 2022 at 6:27 am (1 year ago)

    wow that’s great, for the month of August with my grandchildren. Thank you very much for sharing. Have a nice week

    • Mandee
      July 11, 2022 at 10:45 am (1 year ago)

      I’m glad you like them Catherine!! I hope you have a nice week as well. 😊

  2. Rhonda
    July 11, 2022 at 6:57 am (1 year ago)

    Those are the cutest ideas I have seen in a while. Can’t wait to make some for the grandchildren. Thank you Miss Mandee for the adorable little boxes.

    • Mandee
      July 11, 2022 at 10:46 am (1 year ago)

      Aww, thanks Rhonda! Have fun making them for the grandkids!!

  3. Daria Hertkorn
    July 11, 2022 at 7:57 am (1 year ago)

    Hello Mandee,
    if you make these box designs (just the top part) around a plastic food storage container, you cn even let them swim in your pool.

    regards, DH

    • Mandee
      July 11, 2022 at 10:46 am (1 year ago)

      Oh my goodness—that would be absolutely adorable!! 😄

  4. Rose
    July 11, 2022 at 9:13 am (1 year ago)

    Thanks I love the dresses. I have a die cut for one that folds and a straight one. My cricuts kinda old. I have trouble moving stuff onto it. Always thankful for PDF. I have a cartridge cricut that makes paper doll clothes speaking of childhood.

  5. Nicole
    July 11, 2022 at 11:36 am (1 year ago)

    EEEK! These are sooo perfect! Thank you so much for sharing them@

    • Mandee
      July 12, 2022 at 10:43 am (1 year ago)

      So glad you like them!!


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