Kitchen Timer Treat Box – Kitchen Cut Files

I think it’s time that we made another papercraft, don’t you? The seconds are ticking by, so let’s get started! Grab some cute paper, and make this kitchen timer treat box with me.

Kitchen Timer Treat Box


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If you’ve been paying attention the past couple of weeks, you may be starting to notice a pattern here. This month, I am trying something a little bit different, and I’ve been creating designs that all fit within a theme: and that theme just so happens to be food/kitchen! So, be sure to follow along if you want to keep expanding upon your cute/retro kitchen set we’ve got going on here.

Kitchen Timer Treat Box

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 for your kitchen timer treat box.

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. Layer together the decorative pieces for the front and back walls of your timer, as well as the outline for your lemon.


Assembling the Dial

3. Cut a small piece of your lollipop stick and push it through the hole in the front wall of your timer. Use hot glue to attach the small circle to the inside end of your stick.

Layer the two wedge-shaped dial pieces together with foam tape and place them in the center of your lemon slice.

Attach the whole thing to the front, outside end of your stick, with hot glue.

Next, attach your timer ring to the front, around your dial.


Assembling the Timer Body

4. Take your long, rectangular strip and attach the tabs to the inside of the front wall, following the outside edge.

Use the tabs on the other side to attach the back piece.

Curl the decorative, rectangular strip and glue it along the top/sides.


Assembling the Interior Box

5. Take the last piece and fold along the score lines. Use the tabs to glue the whole thing together and form an open-ended box.

Fill with treats, and slip the box inside the base of your timer!

I had originally planned on this project a straightforward, little 3D papercraft. But, you know me—I just can’t pass up an opportunity to add some functionality whenever possible!

I think that this would make a really fun gift box for someone who likes to cook or bake. And even if you are planning on keeping this one for yourself, who couldn’t use a hidden compartment for tucking away some of your favorite sweets? I mean, I can’t be the only one who has a secret stash of candy that my kids don’t know about…right?

Kitchen Timer Treat 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 kitchen timer treat box together. And don’t forget to share your fun finished project with me on Instagram!

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2 Comments on Kitchen Timer Treat Box – Kitchen Cut Files

  1. auntie em
    January 12, 2023 at 6:06 am (4 weeks ago)

    Your timer is adorable! Anyone who baked back in the day had one of these sitting on the shelf close to the oven, No timers on the old ranges back then and many still baked, roasted and cooked with old and wood stoves even. (Oh my, now I feel really old! lol) Thank you for sharing this lovely keepsake. <3

    • Mandee
      January 12, 2023 at 2:28 pm (4 weeks ago)

      The first oven we had in my home as a child didn’t have a timer on it either, so I actually do remember using timers like these! Even after we got an oven with a timer, my mom and I would often use the old timer when we baked. 😊

      Glad you like the design!!


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