We are back in the kitchen today and brewing up a little something to give us an extra pep in our step! Gather up some pretty paper, and use my latest design to make this lovely, 3D coffee maker.
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- Dura-Lar Film
- Hot Glue
- Precision Craft Glue or a Glue Stick
- Small Beads/Filler
- Foam Tape (optional)
- Decorative Ribbon (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 of the pieces for your 3D coffee maker.
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.
Layering Your Pieces
2. Start by layering together your decorative panels on top of three of your main coffee maker pieces: (1) the top piece, (2) the larger, rectangular outside wall, and (3) the smaller, rectangular inside wall.
Note: We will need to connect more of the structure before the larger, oddly-shaped decorative panels can be placed; so, don’t worry about those right now.
Assembling the Shaker
3. To assemble the shaker window, start by gluing your dura-lar film behind the hole in the side wall.
Next, take the white, rectangular(ish) shape and fold along the score lines: fold each of the little walls inward, and each of the flaps outward. Use the little tabs and some glue to hold the walls in place.
Fill with some sparkly beads. Then, add hot glue to the flaps, and place the side wall on top. Secure with more hot glue around the perimeter for extra security.
Assembling the Base
4. Gather your base pieces. Take the dark blue, rectangular stip and fold all of the tabs on one side inward, while folding the tabs on the opposite side outward. Attach the end tab to form a ring.
Add glue to the tabs going inward, and slip the circle piece inside.
Fold the large base piece along the score lines, and use the tabs, and glue, to make a box shape. Attach the light blue, decorative panel to the middle of the 3 walls.
On the circular piece, use the tabs flaring outward to attach the whole thing to the underside of the base, framing the hole.
Assembling the Funnel
5. Start by folding the dark blue, top piece along the score lines, and use the tabs/glue, to make a box shape.
Take your two yellow funnel pieces and fold along the score lines. Use the end tabs on each of them to connect them together to form a tapered box shape.
Slip the funnel into the square hole in the top piece and attach the funnel flaps to the inside.
Assembling the Coffee Maker Body
6. Take all of your large, dark blue pieces and fold along the score lines.
Start by attaching your top section/funnel to the back/inside walls. Then, attach your base piece to the back/inside walls.
Next, attach the blank rectangle piece to the underside of the base.
Add the rectangular piece with a hole as a roof for your top section/funnel (be sure to place the hole over the funnel side).
Finally, attach your outside/front piece, and complete the “C” shape o your coffee maker.
Adding More Decorative Elements
7. Take the three light yellow, rectangular strips and line the top edge of your coffee maker. Then, attach your large, oddly-shaped decorative panels to the front and back of your coffee maker.
Note: the front panel includes a notch for the shaker window, the back panel does not.
Draw in the lines for your little timer, and layer all of the little elements together.
Place the timer wherever you would like in the coffee maker. Add some little buttons on as well.
Assembling the Lid
8. Gather your four lid pieces. Use foam tape (or hot glue) to attach the two darker yellow pieces on top of your solid, light yellow circle.
Next, take the light yellow, rectangular stip and fold all of the tabs inward. Attach the end tab to form a ring.
Glue the ring to the underside of your lid piece, keeping it as centered as possible.
Place the lid on top your machine, covering the hole above the funnel.
Assembling the Coffee Pot
9. Start by gathering all of your coffee pot walls and adding the the dark blue pieces to the top, like so.
Curl each of the walls with a bone folder or another tool. Take the first wall and attach the bottom tab to one side of the octagon piece. Take the next wall and attach it to the octagon alongside it. Then, use the little tabs along the side to adhere the two pieces together, following the curved edge.
Repeat the process with all 8 walls.
Next, take the triangular spout piece and fold along the score lines. With the two tabs folded inward, attach the whole thing to the wall piece that doesn’t have a little top section.
10. Continue with your coffee pot by making a circular base. Take the silver, rectangular stip and fold all of the tabs inward. Attach the end tab to form a ring.
Add glue to the tabs on one side and attach one of the silver circles. Then, attach the other circle to the opposite side. Attach the whole thing to the underside of your coffee pot.
Take your dark blue handle piece and give it a curl. Use the two tabs to attach it to the coffee pot, on the opposite side of the spout. After that, add the light yellow, decorative strip.
Add any other fun embellishments that you’d like, and your 3D coffee machine is complete!
Now I am more of a tea drinker myself, but I must say that this coffee machine turned out pretty darn cute! Between the fun, floral paper, the adorable little shaker, and the removable elements of this design, it’s sure to be a huge hit with anyone you share it with.
Whenever my kids come into my office and immediately start interacting with one of my projects, I know it’s a success. And that’s definitely the case with this 3D coffee maker. The second that my 5-year-old son saw it, he excitedly started playing with it. He even poured a cup of “coffee” for me, and one for the kitty at my desk as well.
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 3D coffee maker together. And don’t forget to share your fun finished project with me on Instagram!
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TanyaJanuary 25, 2023 at 6:45 am (2 months ago)
Miss Mandee you just be doing way too much!! Love everything you do and can’t wait to make this one too. Keep it Girl!!
MandeeJanuary 25, 2023 at 10:44 am (2 months ago)
Aww, thank you Tanya! I’m so glad you enjoy my designs!!
auntie emJanuary 25, 2023 at 7:09 am (2 months ago)
This is just amazing and adorable! Even the water level window with the blue beads. Perfect!
Thank you for sharing. 🙂
MandeeJanuary 25, 2023 at 10:45 am (2 months ago)
Yay! I’m so glad you like those little details. 😊