Birthdays only come once a year, so you might as well make them as special as possible. Use this paper cake box template to create your own unique birthday box to put your gift in or give a gift where you pull money out of a cake!
This paper cake box template comes with 2 different sizes to fit your needs. And there is a money pull option where your recipient will pull money right out of the cake which makes this a fun and exciting gift to give (and receive)!
Paper Cake Box
This paper cake box doesn’t just have to be for birthdays. If you’re feeling creative, try changing the text to personalize this for other occasions like showers and graduations.
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To make this paper cake box with a Cricut, you will need:
- Light or Medium weight Cardstock/Paper – this is a great variety pack if you need multiple colors.
- Cricut Maker or Explore Cutting Machine and your standard cutting mat.
- Glue – This Bearly Art craft glue is my favorite glue for paper crafts.
- Scoring Stylus (which is what I will be using in this tutorial) or Scoring Wheel (Maker only). If your cutting machine doesn’t have the scoring feature, this scoring board and stylus is great to use.
- Paper Cake Box Template
Download the Free Paper Cake Box Template
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Cricut Paper Cake Box Step-by-Step Tutorial
Watch the full step-by-step video tutorial to learn how to make this paper cake box here:
Create a new project in Cricut Design Space and then upload the paper cake box template and add it to your canvas. Click on your template and then select “ungroup” to ungroup your layers.
Note: You won’t be able to modify the box template if you don’t first ungroup your layers!
Modify the Cake Box in Cricut Design Space
Before cutting your cake box, you will need to change some of the lines to score lines. If you are not using a scoring tool with your cutting machine, then you will delete each of these lines instead.
To do this, select just the layer with the lines and change the operation to “score”.
Then click the group with the score line and layer it is on top of and select “attach” to attach the score line to the correct layer.
Repeat this for the other icing layer and for the 2 box side layers. For the larger box, you will also have a score line on the Happy Birthday design so you will repeat this step for this layer as well, attaching the score line just to the back white piece.
Note: For the smaller cake box design, there are 2 lid circles (these are pink). You only need one of these circles, so delete one of them. The circle with the cut out is for making the cake box with the money pull. If you don’t want the money pull, then use the other lid.
How to Assemble the Cake Box
Start by attaching the 2 rectangle pieces together by connecting them with the tab piece along the edge. Make sure the tab pieces on the end of the rectangles all line up together.
Then fold those in so that the tab piece connecting the 2 box sides is on the inside. Glue the tab pieces down to the circle bottom.
Note: There are 2 almost identical circle pieces. One is slightly larger than the other. Use the one that is slightly larger for this step.
It’s easiest to glue 2-3 tab pieces at a time. Place them around the edge of the circle and hold them in place until the glue attaches. Continue to do this until all of the tab pieces are glued down and then close the box bottom together by gluing the side tab piece to the inside of the box.
Glue the smaller circle piece to the inside of the bottom of the box. This will cover those tab pieces and give you a sturdier base for your box.
Repeat these steps to assemble the box lid. Then glue the confetti pieces to the top. It’s easiest to use a glue stick that dries clear. Add that to a section of the lid and then sprinkle some confetti in place.
Last, assemble and attach the “Happy Birthday” label. If you are using the money pull option, then you will need to add the money to the box and then glue the happy birthday money pull to the money after you’ve brought it through the cut out.
The box is big enough to add some treats as well! Just make sure the money is on top of the treats, so it pulls out easily. You’ll attach the money together using scotch tape and then roll it up to place inside.
More Cricut Boxes You’ll Love!
If you love this Cricut gift box, then make sure to check out these other fun boxes:
- Milk Carton Favor Boxes
- Heart Explosion Box
- Pumpkin Treat Boxes
- Christmas Advent Calendar
- Graduation Cap Box
- Mini Easter Bunny Treat Baskets
- Butterfly Gift Boxes
- Gorgeous Flower Box
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