I’ll admit. Sometimes when I think of something new or hear of a new material that I could use to cut with my Cricut machine, it scares me a little bit. I like to try new things, but new things make me uncomfortable and scare me sometimes. Well, I’ve had some of this foil acetate for several months now. I’ve totally been scare to try cutting it. I have no idea why! Well, I finally bit the bullet and decided to give it a try…and I’m pretty sure I’m hooked! This Pot of Gold St. Patrick’s Day Friend Gift couldn’t have been easier to put together with the foil acetate!
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Pot of Gold St. Patrick’s Day Friend Gift Supplies:
- Cricut Maker with Fine Point Blade
- Cricut Maker Scoring Wheel
- Cricut Foil Acetate
- StandardGrip Mat
- Printable/Foiled Tags (for personal use only)
- 1 3/4″ Circle Punch
- Hole Punch
- Gold Candy
- Ribbon or Baker’s Twine
Cutting Foil Acetate
To get the Cricut Maker ready, I installed the Cricut Scoring Wheel. You could probably do this with the Cricut Explore Air and the Scoring Stylus as well, but I’m not sure. I haven’t tried it.
When I decided that I wanted to use foil acetate for this project, I pulled the package of the acetate out. This pretty gold striped piece caught my eye and I knew it would be perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day box. I placed it on my mat, with the gold strip facing up. I’m not sure that it matters which side you cut on. The package didn’t have any specifics for cutting on it.
Knowing that I wanted to cut a fun box out, I headed to Cricut Design Space. I found a fun box, that wouldn’t require any gluing or seams. Just perfect for what I was looking for! Once I had the box ready, I sent it to the Cricut Maker to be scored and cut.
Once the scoring was done, I changed blades from the scoring wheel to the fine point blade.
After the design was scored and cut, I was removing it from the mat. It scared me for a minute when I thought the foil acetate was separating, only to discover that the silver side had a plastic coating on it. I don’t think I’ve ever seen acetate that doesn’t. I just didn’t know it was there! Anyway, It cut like a dream!
Assembling the Gift
Once the box is all cut out, you’re ready to put the gift together. Grab your candy, tags, circle punch, ribbon, and hole punch, as well as the box.
Fold the box on the score lines. Place the candy in the center.
Finish folding the box up around the candy.
Use the circle punch to punch out the tag.
Punch a hole in the top of the tag.
Use the ribbon to tie the tag to the handle of the box.
You guys! This Pot of Gold St. Patrick’s Day Friend Gift is seriously so simple + I’m pretty sure I’m hooked on using foil acetate now! I just want to find all the things I can cut with this stuff!
The gold striped box works perfectly for St. Patrick’s Day, but wouldn’t these be so pretty as favors for a shower or even a wedding?
Plus the foiled tag is just the perfect finishing touch, right?
Do you have the perfect person to give this Pot of Gold St. Patrick’s Day Friend Gift to? They are so easy to make that you could give them to several people!