Gingerbread House Gift Box Tutorial with Michelle

Christmas is almost here! It’s time to add your those personal touches to your holiday preparations. If you are like me, Michelle, you’re going to need an extra box or two! Today I would like to share a tutorial for Lori’s Gingerbread House Box.

This is quite possibly the cutest gift box ever!

This little box is the perfect size for a generous helping of candy and cookie treats, a fuzzy pair of winter socks, or a gorgeous handmade ornament. Whatever your gift is, you’ll receive lots of “oohs!” and “aahs!” when they see this box!

You can find the SVG files to make your Gingerbread House Box at the Silhouette Design Store, or at the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop.

Open your files and get ready to cut! When you prepare your files for cutting, I like to group them all together by color. For this project, I used plain cardstock, but patterned paper would be cute too!

Now that you’ve cut out all of the pieces, it’s time to get creative! This is a good time to add glitter, inking, stamping or other elements to your decorative pieces.

Here’s a tip: Add glitter to your pieces AFTER they are cut. It’s much easier to cut cardstock then it is to cut glitter paper, and it will make your blade last a little longer too! Don’t forget to slow your machine way down to cut intricate details.

For some “icing”, I used a glittered 3d puffy paint. If you want to do this, you’ll have to allow extra drying time before handling. Don’t forget to make certain that your icing scallops are all going the same direction.

Now that your decorative pieces are ready, let’s assemble the box! Starting with the box shape, glue the side tabs pieces to the straight pieces.

Set the assembled box aside, and let’s make the lid, or roof of the box. I added the decorative pieces to my roof first. Apply glue to the tabs and the lid will go together easily.

To add the shingle strips to the lid, start at the bottom. There will be a small overlap, so space the shingle strips ends approximately 1/2″ apart as shown.

Working from the bottom up, glue your strips. When you get to the top piece, add the white “frosting strip.”

It’s adorable already and we are not even done yet! Add the rest of the decorative elements to the box base using the finished photos as a guide. It’s as much fun as decorating a real gingerbread house! Tip: Place the lid on the box before adding the decorative elements. This way, you can be certain that your lid will not cover the cute candy pieces.

You can use enamel dots, glitter glue, ribbon…anything! Be creative and have fun with it!

I hope that my tutorial has inspired you to make your own Gingerbread House Box.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all!

~Michelle

 

 

Vertical garden planters - December 25, 2017 - 12:05 am

Your post is really good. Useful content. Very helpful to me.

Kirsty Vittetoe - December 21, 2017 - 7:04 pm

How fun!

Julie Tucker - December 21, 2017 - 5:13 am

This is STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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