DIY Candy Bento Boxes with the Cricut Explore Air 2

Candy Bento Boxes

You guys!!! I am so excited to share today’s post with you!!!  I have teamed up with JOANN & Cricut to share all about the NEW Air Explore 2 & Easy Press that Cricut is launching in this special edition, all shimmer Wisteria color exclusively in JOANN stores.  Come on…isn’t this color amazing???!!!  So I made some DIY Candy Bento Boxes with vinyl Cricut Labels!!!

So shiny & new!!!  Upgrading to the Cricut Explore Air 2 is such a treat!  I have had 2 other models of Cricut Machines and the Explore Air 2 is EVERYTHING.  So if your wondering if you should get one…you should!  I use my Cricut almost everyday, from small crafts to home decor projects, I can’t imagine not having one.

Have you ever used a Cricut Machine?  Well, here are a few easy steps to help you create these SUPER cute trinket or treat boxes.  I started with figuring out the finished size I needed based on what I wanted to cut out of vinyl.  Basically, I am just making cute, themed labels for these little boxes.

Once I had my file sized correctly, I cut a piece of vinyl, lined it up on my cutting mat, adjusted my machine to the right material and cut.

Once the vinyl is cut, you’ll need to weed the cut image.  I removed the entire outside and the small interior pieces to leave me with just the letters.


After all of my words were weeded, I applied transfer paper.  This goes over the cut image to help in applying your image to your desired surface.  The squeegee helps with the application in smoothing and removing air bubbles.

I came up with this project using clear acrylic containers from the Dollar Tree 4 different ways.  Four different vinyl designs and coordinating printable box wraps make up this darling project.  I picked up a variety of Cricut vinyl colors from my local JOANN store.

Candy & Trinket Bento Boxes

Candy Bento Boxes

I wanted to create vinyl to put onto each themed box and then wrap with a coordinating printable sleeve. Since Easter is right around the corner, I though is was a fun way to gift Easter treats in my version of a candy bento box.

I grabbed some candy faves and applied this darling Cricut vinyl “Sweets & Treats” phrase complete with a “Happy Easter” printable wrap.

Easter Candy Bento Box

Easter Candy Bento Box

The next box was inspired by family vacations and road trips.  My kiddos are snackers and coming up with a way for each of them to have their own snack box was epic.

Road Trip Snack Bento BoxRoad Trip Snack HolderNext up…not food related but a great way to organize all of those pesky hair ties and bobby pins.  This also makes a great gift!  This entire box only cost me about $4.25!!!Girls Hair Accessory OrganizerGirls Hair Accessory OrganizerGirls Hair Accessory Organizer

Finally, the last box is perfect for a movie night in, a sleepover or even a party favor!  Give each kiddo a personalized box to fill with their favorite movie treats!

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So there they are…4 different acrylic boxes…labeled and filled 4 different ways.  The best part?!  Super budget friendly!  I don’t think any of the boxes ended up costing more than $4.00 filled!!!  

Candy Bento Boxes

Candy Bento Boxes

Just think of all of the possibilities there are with some clear boxes and the Cricut Explore Air 2?!  Now can you see why I LOVE my Cricut Explore Air 2??!!  The ideas just keep coming.  I have a feeling I’m going to have a few more ideas that will incorporate both, especially with Teacher Appreciation coming up!?  Can’t wait to see what you create!  Make sure to tag me on Instagram and share your projects with me!  

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of JOANN. The opinions and text are all mine.


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