Sunday, 3 November 2013

Make a Box Tutorial

Hello again,

JAN here with the instructions on how to make the box
 that I made for my DT inspiration for this week's challenge,

Step One
Print out your chosen paper twice 
and then put the two sheets back into the printer 
and print the templates onto the reverse.


Step Two
Cut out the box outlines, then score along the dotted lines 
using the template as a guide.


Step Three
Fold along all the score lines and burnish with a bone folder.
Ink all the edges with your chosen ink (optional).


Step Four
Cut a piece of white scrap card to make a 8.7cm square 
(these measurements are for the A4 template).
Stick this to the inside of one of the box sides to reinforce it
before cutting out an aperture using a Circle die.


Step Five
Using a matching Scalloped Circle die and the next size down Circle die,
cut a frame from co-ordinating cardstock.
Cut a piece of acetate to fit the back of the aperture 
and stick down on the inside.
Stick the die-cut frame to the front of the aperture.


Step Six
Stick the flaps together on both sides to make the box whole.
(I use wet glue for this as it allows time to get the edges lined up).


Step Seven
Glue the flaps together to close the bottom of the box.
(Use a long handled paint brush to reach inside and flatten the flaps).
Add another 8.7cm square of scrap cardstock inside 
to reinforce the bottom of the box.

Fold the top sections together, 
pushing gently on the diagonal score lines 
to create the 'milk carton' effect top.

Measure even spaces and punch two holes in the top of the carton. 
Thread ribbon through the holes and tie to fasten.

Now your box is ready to decorate and fill!


Here's my finished sample with added embellishments from the CD,
all ready to fill with goodies for Christmas.


With Christmas coming up, these little boxes make a great alternative to traditional gift wrapping 
- so why not get making?

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and found it easy to follow - 
I would love any feedback that you may have.

Hugz, Jan xx