Gingerbread House Treat Box – Christmas Cut Files

Mmm…do you smell that? I’m getting a hint of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg…and ginger! It’s time to break out the spices, because today we are celebrating the holiday season and “cooking up” a super cute gingerbread house treat box.

Gingerbread House Treat Box

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

Gingerbread House Treat Box

Learn how to assemble my adorable gingerbread house treat box.

Materials

Instructions

  • Use your cutting machine or X-ACTO knife, along with my template, to cut out all of the pieces for your gingerbread house 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. I also used a Cricut marker to draw the designs on the birdhouse walls, but if that’s not an option for you, then you can delete those lines before cutting the design.
  • Layer each of your decorative pieces together. Start with the gumdrop borders, the doorway, columns, and windows.
    Then, layer some snow on the bottom edge of the roof pieces and some more snow on the top edge of the wall pieces. Attach the decorative elements you assembled previously to the walls as well.
    Then, match each wall/roof piece with the corresponding section on the main, brown box pieces and attach.
  • Fold your box pieces along the score lines.
    Attach the two box pieces together using the tabs at both ends.
    Then, assemble the bottom of the box by folding the long rectangular flap in first, the two smaller flaps in second, and then slipping the tab on the long, angled flap into the opening at the center.
    Tie some ribbon or twine through the two holes at the top of the roof to close your box. Add any other decorative elements that you’d like, and your gingerbread house is complete!

Notes

When assembled, this project is about 3.5" wide, 5" tall, and 4.5" deep.

View the full-size tutorial photos below.

Supplies

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 gingerbread house 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. I also used a Cricut marker to draw the designs on the birdhouse walls, but if that’s not an option for you, then you can delete those lines before cutting the design.

2. Layer each of your decorative pieces together. Start with the gumdrop borders, the doorway, columns, and windows.

Then, layer some snow on the bottom edge of the roof pieces and some more snow on the top edge of the wall pieces. Attach the decorative elements you assembled previously to the walls as well.

Then, match each wall/roof piece with the corresponding section on the main, brown box pieces and attach.

 

3. Fold your box pieces along the score lines.

Attach the two box pieces together using the tabs at both ends.

Then, assemble the bottom of the box by folding the long rectangular flap in first, the two smaller flaps in second, and then slipping the tab on the long, angled flap into the opening at the center.

Tie some ribbon or twine through the two holes at the top of the roof to close your box. Add any other decorative elements that you’d like, and your gingerbread house is complete!

This was such a fun treat box to design, and an even more fun project to put together! Whenever I’ve tried to make real gingerbread houses, I’ve never felt like I was able to execute the idea I had in my head. But, luckily, I am a little more skilled in the papercraft department, because this one turned out just as cute as I had imagined.

Gingerbread House Treat Box

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, be sure to check out the other fun freebies available on my blog!

Enjoy making this gingerbread house treat box for yourself or a friend! I’d love to see your results, so be sure to share them with me by either tagging me on Instagram or by sharing your work in my Facebook Group.

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2 Comments

2 Comments on Gingerbread House Treat Box – Christmas Cut Files

  1. Charlotte Silber
    December 20, 2023 at 2:25 pm (7 months ago)

    Thank you so much, ths s so cute

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    • Mandee
      December 26, 2023 at 2:46 pm (7 months ago)

      You are so welcome, Charlotte! I’m glad you like it!!

      Reply

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