Round Paper Mug Gift Box with Lid (2 Colors!) Using Cricut/ScanNCut/Silhouette

February 15, 2024

This tutorial will guide you through creating a charming round paper mug gift box with a lid using two different colored cardstock papers and your cutting machine. It’s perfect for small gifts, party favors, or just adding a personal touch to a mug purchase.


  • Two contrasting colors of cardstock paper (one for the box, one for the lid)
  • Cutting machine (Cricut, ScanNCut, or Silhouette)
  • Strong adhesive (liquid glue or double-sided tape)
  • Optional: Ribbon, twine, or embellishments for decoration


  • Your cutting machine’s design software (Cricut Design Space, ScanNCut Canvas, Silhouette Studio)


1. Design Preparation:

  • Download or create a box template:  Download my file “round paper mug box template” or create your own template based on your mug size.
  • Import and adjust: Import the template into your design software and adjust the size to fit your mug. Check measurements carefully!

2. Cutting:

  • Place your cardstock sheets onto the cutting mat according to your machine’s instructions.
  • Load the design into your machine and select the appropriate settings for cardstock.
  • Cut out all the pieces (base, sidewall, lid) in their respective colors.

3. Scoring and Folding:

Fold the box base and sidewall pieces along the scored lines.

4. Assembly:

  • Apply adhesive to the tabs on the sidewall piece.
  • Apply adhesive to the bottom edge of the sidewall (inside the box).
  • Place the mug inside the box.

5. Lid Creation:

  • Fold the lid piece along the scored lines.
  • Apply adhesive to one of the short edges of the lid.
  • Overlap the two short edges to form a circle and adhere them together.
  • Decorate the lid with ribbon, twine, or other embellishments (optional).

6. Final Touches:

  • Secure the lid onto the box by gently pressing it down.
  • Let the glue dry completely before filling the box with your treat or gift.

With a little patience and this guide and my youtube tutorial, you’ll have adorable round paper mug gift boxes ready to impress. Enjoy the crafting process and have fun gifting!

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