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Happy Birthday Box

Surprise and impress the birthday girl (or boy!) with this homemade gift box using your Cricut explore machine.

  • Papercraft
  • < 1 hour
  • Beginner


  • Cricut Explore machine
  • Cricut Design Space
  • 12" x 12" StandardGrip Cricut mat
  • Cricut Explore Scoring Stylus
  • Brown Card
  • Hot pink card
  • White card
  • White ric-rac
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks


  • Lace Edge Border #M46E02 Elegant Edges
  • Cuboid Box #M934A4 Pretty Packages
  • Happy Birthday Phrase Topper #M93607 Pretty Packages


  1. Insert Cricut Explore Scoring Stylus into accessory clamp A.

  2. In the Cricut Design Space, cut box, scallop edge and Happy Birthday text from cardstocks.

  3. Fold box base and lid along score lines and adhere together. Glue white scallop edge on top of the pink edge.

  4. Adhere scallop edge to the lid sides. Weave ric-rac through the Happy Birthday text horizontally and vertically. Adhere the Happy Birthday text and ric-rac to the box’s lid. Adhere the ric-rac to the bottom of the box.

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