I thought I would do a tutorial on how to make my box!
I don't know what type of box its really called
(if anyone does then let me know!!)
so I just called it the fold over box as the lid just fold over the box !!!
Its really really easy to make but so effective!
Please bear with me this is very picture heavy !!
First of all cut a piece of card 15" x 6"
and score 6" from each end which leaves a 3" piece in the middle.
Fold along the score lines.
This will make the outer part that the box sits in.
Now cut a piece of card 10" x 10"
and score 3" along each side.
This will make the box itself.
Cut into the corners to create tabs
Fold along the score lines and adhere to make a box.
So now you have the main part of your box all we need to do
now is cover it with papers.
Cut 4 pieces of 6" x 6" paper.
One for the top, the inner top, the base and the underneath of the box
Now cut 2 pieces 6" x 3" for the inner and outer of the middle
of the flip over part of the project.
Cut a 4" x 4" piece for the bottom of the inner of the box.
Also cut 4 pieces 4" x 3" for the inner sides of the box.
Now cut 4 pieces 4" x 3" for the outer sides of the box.
Note how I used the pattern on the papers to
follow through on the sides of the box.
You could also use a plain colour and emboss the sides
adding texture to your project.
Now to the messy part !!
I love getting my fingers inky and gluey !
Adhere the papers to the inner of the box.
I used a All purpose Glue as it is repositionable
when first applied allowing the paper to be in the right place !
Now adhere the papers to the outer of your box.
Other than decorating the box when the project is all together
this part is now done.
Take the outer of the project.
We are going to adhere the papers to the card for the inside
of the project. So the box will sit on the bottom square eventually.
Now turn it over for the outer of the project.
The top of the finished bx is the top square.
Before adhering the papers, adhere two
pieces of ribbon in the centre of the edge.
These will be used to hold the box together.
Use a good length of ribbon so that you have enough
for the bow to be tied and retied when given as a gift.
Adhere the pieces of paper t the card.
See how it covers up the ribbon !
Now turn the project over to the inner side and adhere
the box to the bottom square.
I usually put plenty of glue on and
place something heavy inside to hold it down !
Flip over the top of the box and the body of the box is complete.
All you have to do now is decorate it to your liking !
Here are other boxes I have made using this type of box !!
If you click on the picture it will take you to the post for that box.
Happy crafting !!
Any questions just ask I am happy to help !