May 29, 2023
These are perfect for graduation parties as favor boxes or to fill with your graduation gift. Personalize the graduation cap box with the students graduation year, school colors, or name!
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You can grab the free SVG file here along with some other free graduation SVG files for your Cricut or Silhouette cutting machines (as of this post, I only have a few but will be adding more soon!). You can learn how to download my free SVG files here for desktop and here for iPad. If you're look for a cake topper for graduation please check out my graduation cake topper blog post to learn how to create a shaker cake topper! Don't forget to sign up for my newsletter below to receive free SVGs, exclusives, Cricut news, tutorials and more right to your inbox!
This is a fairly easy set up - before you change anything, I suggest setting the size. I set my whole project to 22 inches. This will make almost everything fit on the 12x12 Cricut mats. However, the long tassel "string" will be 14 inches, so I ungrouped everything and resized this one item to 11.5 inches by .6 inches and it worked really well. At this size thebox ended up being just under 6 inches wide and about 3.5 inches deep, so it's a good size box!
After you have ungrouped, you need to change all of the lines to score lines. If you do not have a scoring stylus for your machine then please hide or delete these lines. Once they are changed to score make sure to attach them to the appropriate piece.
Next I moved pieces around over an 11.5x11.5 square so that when I sent to my machine they were reduced page wise but this is optional and you can move the pieces around once your in mat mode.
I cut all my pieces out and got to assembling!
I started by using my bone tool to crease on all of my pre-scored lines. This is also when you would do this manually if you don't have the scoring stylus.
Then I attached the "extra" side piece, make sure to put the attachment piece on the inside of the box for a clean look and try to align the sides as evenly as possibly for a crisp seam.
Next, work on your bottom, again keeping those flaps on the inside. I attempted to do about 3 pieces at once and it was not easy since the glue dries so quickly, so I started working on one panel at a time all the way around, lining up those seams.
You'll do this same technique for the top and bottom. Make sure to use the right size side panels and that the flaps are facing the right way before gluing!
Once you have the top and bottom made for the hexagon box, you will grab the shorter of the two (which is the top) and glue the square piece on right in the center.
Let's move onto the "button" - you fold on the score lines of the rectangle piece and attach the ends to create a circle then glue one side to the flat circle piece. Then before gluing this to the cap, I added my gold rectangle and wrapped it around, leaving the end to hang off.
Grab the "broom" looking piece and roll it up relatively tightly to create your tassel and glue this to your hanging piece. I glued it with hot glue and on the inside of the tassel as much as I could to secure it on.
Then, I finished the box by gluing the button and tassel to the center of the top of the cap and you are all set! A 3D Graduation cap box made on your Cricut!!
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