Extra Naughty or Nice Sugar Free Gum Gifts
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With Christmas rounding the corner, it’s so important to make plans to give the special people in your life those Extra fun stocking stuffers and gifts! I think these gum gifts are perfect for family and friends. Plus, no worries about giving them to the kiddos because they are sugar free! YAY!
I found Extra Gum at my local Wal-Mart at the checkout. I had the best experience there that day too. I couldn’t find a hand basket and I asked a young man where they were. He told me they were across the store and started heading in that direction. I started following him and he told me I could wait there and he’d bring it back to me, which he did. So nice!
Once I was home with all my Extra gum, I simply altered a box shape in my Silhouette Studio software. You can use any box, just shrink it to about 5 inches. The exact sizes I used for this box were: Base – 5.075″ x 5.760″, Top – 4.625″ x 5.295″. Add any banner type shape or rectangle to the middle of the lid and set it to cut so that the word “Extra” can show through from the gum box. That shape needs to be 1″ x 3″. My box holds two packs of Extra gum.
I kept this project super simple by using the print and cut features of the Silhouette. I wrote my message on the box, added color to everything and just printed and cut. Easy! Need help with that? Here’s a video and here’s a written post. More help? No problemo. Check out my Silhouette tutorials.
I glued all the tabs together and my box was assembled! Woo hoo!
Now, the only thing left to do is decide which gum to add to each box. I decided to put the Spearmint Extra gum in the front because the green best matched my box. Since everyone in my family loves all the flavors, I put Polar Ice behind one Spearmint and Peppermint behind the other. I tied ribbon around the boxes and was all done.
I love the way these turned out! They’re a super fun gift to keep on hand for last minute thank you gifts as well as stocking stuffers.
Here’s one for that friend, husband or child with a sense of humor! I bet we all need both boxes! 😉 LOL!
Extra Happy Holidays!
I loooove these! Would you consider selling the cut files? I’d love to give these to coworkers, but i’m scared I won’t put the window to see the “extra” in the right place if I try to follow the tutorial on my own.
Thanks so much for that big compliment! I’d love to be able to share the files but I altered a box that was created by Silhouette, so I can’t share that. So sorry! My suggestion is that you use some “test” paper to see what is working best. I always do that. I made 3 or 4 boxes before I got it just right. I use Wausau Paper Index Card Stock, 92 Brightness, 110 lb, Letter, White, 250 Sheets per Pack (49411) for my “throwaway” paper. I hope that helps!
Another adorable little gift idea, Joy! I hope I can line up that banner just right! You soon will need to be designing and selling cut files!
Such a cute idea! I’ll be making these for my 4 kids. Hmm…let’s see, which ones shall I make, naughty or nice? Thanks for the idea!
These are awesome!! I have the Silhouette SD and I’m not very good with it 🙁 Do you know if the SD has the capabilities of printing the words on the lid along with cutting or will it just cut out the box shape? I googled the questions but can’t find the answer!
Thank you! Yes, you can print and cut using the Silhouette SD. Here are projects I’ve made with it: Silhouette SD projects. You’ll see that several of them are print and cut. I hope that helps!
hello I would like to know if you know anything cool for cricut? for Christmas?
I do! 😉 You can either go to my categories on the left side of the page and choose the Seasonal Christmas or Cricut category OR if you’d like to do a visual search, check out my Cricut Pinterest board.
Wish you’d post the file in Silhouette store – I’d buy it!
These are adorable! I want to make them for all of my nieces and nephews, and have each of them reach in a bag and pull out whether they’ve been naughty or nice – LOL! Can you tell me the exact name of the box I could use from the Silhouette store? I’ve been searching and can’t find quite the right box like yours. Thanks so much, Joy! Love your craftiness and your puppy Saban!!! 🙂
Thank you for letting me know that you liked this! It was a super fun gift to give and fit both adults and kiddos, so that was great! I used a box called Advent box 12 that was part of a special release that Silhouette did a year or so ago. I looked for it in their store but don’t see it. I think you can make just about any box fit. Take a look at Lori Whitlock’s boxes. I highly recommend her designs. She’s great! Saban says hi! 😉
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