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I’m on a bit of a Cricut Explore rampage – so forgive me while I tempt you with one more project…for now.

By now you know my love for pretty gift packaging and considering we are smack in the middle of holiday season, there is no better time to pull out your gift packaging sorcery skillz. Now, if you don’t own a Cricut Explore, you could totally use this project as inspiration for putting your other tools to use. Either you could get friendly with a pair of scissors – or if you have a manual die cutting machine, you could use some of your dies to create the same shapes I use here. No matter how you tackle this gift box, you’ll want to make one. It’s just to pretty to pass up. Here’s how I made mine.

Holiday Wreath Gift Box | Damask Love

Holiday Wreath Gift Box | Damask Love

A note about supplies:

  • the paper mache box is something you can snag at your local craft store. They come in a variety of sizes, so you can customize the project to whatever gift you may need to package up.
  • let’s talk about those wreath shapes. I simply searched around in Cricut Design Space until I found a shape that I liked. If you’d like to use my exact same template, I’ve saved it here and I’m happy to share! HERE’S the link to it. Everything is sized and ready to go. Just hit “Go”

Supplies Not Shown:

  • hot glue gun
  • double-sided tape
  • clear cardstock/transparency

Holiday Wreath Gift Box | Damask Love

{1} Use the 3 1/4″ circle as a template and trace it onto the top of your paper mache box

{2} Use a craft knife to carefully remove the center of the top.

{3} The finished top should have a hole cut from the center as shown.

{4} Apply double sided adhesive to the inside of the box top and adhere a piece of clear cardstock/transparency

{5} This will create a window top on the box.

Holiday Wreath Gift Box | Damask Love{6} Cover the chipboard wreath shapes with the green cardstock wreath shapes.

{7} Use strips of the same green cardstock to cover the sides of the box.

{8} Use a hot glue gun to adhere the wreath shapes to the top and bottom of the paper mache box. Done!

Holiday Wreath Gift Box | Damask LoveBow

Holiday Wreath Gift Box | Damask Love

Adhere the bow for a finishing touch and this adorable box is ready to be filled up with all sort of holiday goodies.

Holiday Wreath Gift Box | Damask Love

Holiday Wreath Gift Box | Damask Love


This project was completed as part of the Cricut Design Space Star competition. For more inspiration using the Cricut Explore, just follow the #designspacestar hashtag on instagram. You won’t be disappointed! 

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10 thoughts on “DIY Holiday Wreath Gift Box

  1. Hi Amber… I’m new to the Cricut – Did you cut out the chipboard wreaths with it? What do you set it for, and do you use a special blade? Thanks… LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your site!!

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