Next on my to do list to make was a graduation card box. I love how this one turned out and it would even be great for weddings and other occasions. It is easy to make and oh so cute! This is a part of Cricut end of the school year week. You can scroll to the bottom of this post to see all of our other crafts from this week as well.
Supplies needed to make this graduation card box:
Some items may have been given to me free of charge but all projects and opinions are my own.
- Picnic basket
- White spray paint
- White card stock
- Printed pictures
- Cricut Kraftboard in Natural
- Black Cricut Pen with 0.4 tip
- Cricut Cutting Machine (Want to see the difference between the machines? I compared the Cricut Maker and Explore here.)
- Cricut cut file
- Hot glue and glue gun
Start with a picnic basket and spray paint it white. Allow to dry completely while you make the other elements. Click here to access the Cricut cut file for the cards banner. Then cut it from kraftboard and use the Cricut machine to write on the lettering. Set aside.
Next we will be working with some printed pictures. You can print these however you choose but I used my HP Sprocket Plus. Measure the inside lid of your picnic basket and cut card stock to fit the opening. I had to use two pieces of card stock adhered together for this.
Then layout your pictures onto the card stock and secure into place. The HP Sprocket actually prints on self adhesive paper so this step was super simple.
Then you can add on your cards banner. I used dimensional adhesive dots for this for a 3D effect on my final project.
Then add this entire thing to the lid of the painted picnic basket. I used hot glue to secure into place. You can also add a couple of L-brackets to the lid to hold it open.
Then just line the inside of your picnic basket with burlap. Cut to size with scissors and use hot glue to secure into place.
Your graduation card box is complete and ready for your party!
This is actually a super simple idea but it looks just great! I can’t wait to use this one at the graduation party I will be throwing later this month! Y’all stay tuned for even more ideas.
Love this graduation party box and want more ideas? Be sure to check out the other things you can make with your Cricut machine below!
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