Summer is ending very shortly if it hasn’t already for your kids and they’re heading back to school. Hooray! This apple gift box would be great to fill with treats or supplies for your child’s teacher. You could also fill it with some fun surprises for your child as a little gift on their first day of school. After they open it up, use the apple on your mantle in your fall decor.
How to make a 3D Apple Gift Box
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Step 1: Cut out all of your pieces using your Silhouette.
Step 2: Fold along all the dotted lines to create the creases for all the edges.
Step 3: Glue the bottom sections of one of the apple side pieces to create a curved, bowl-shaped bottom. While creating the box, we will be using the Tombow Mono Liquid Glue to adhere all the sides together. This is my favorite adhesive for 3D projects. It has a strong hold and dries quickly.
Step 4: Glue the bottom piece to the bottom-side section you previously glued.
Step 5: Glue the bottom sections of the other side piece to create a curved, bowl-shaped bottom.
Step 6: Glue the two side pieces together making sure to adhere it to the bottom piece.
Step 7: Glue all the top sections together to complete the box of the apple.
Step 8: Your box should look like this.
Step 9: Now we will make the lid. Glue the sections of the lid together using the liquid glue.
Step 10: You have now completed the box and the lid base. Your apple should look like this.
Step 11: Roll the brown strip of paper and glue the end to hold the rolled shape.
Step 12: Fold the leaf in half.
Step 13: Bend the bottom of the leaf down.
Step 14: Glue the bottom of the leaf to the stem.
Step 15: Using your glue gun, adhere the stem to the center of the lid. Let cool.
Step 16: Bend the leaf back down and make any tweaks to get the look you want. Fill the box with goodies and close by placing the lid on top.
This same tutorial can be used to create my Pineapple and Coconut boxes too. Just make a few minor adjustments for the tops.