Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Mini Pizza Box

I love making little boxes. They are always so fun to embellish and decorate and put cute stuff in. I have quite a few just sitting around, already embellished...just waiting for the perfect gift to put inside! Over at Croppin' Paradise this week, I have a tutorial up on how to make a mini pizza box. I got the template and instructions from the ScorPal projects website. They have so many fun templates and things you can make over at the ScorPal website. I don't work for Scorpal, but I do have one and looove it!!

Here's a brief run-down. You will need:
paper cut 6x11 inches
something to score with
strong adhesive

Take your piece of 6x11 paper. With the short (6 inch) end of your paper up, score at 1 inch from each side. Then with the long (11 inch) end of your paper up, score at 1", 5", 6", and 10". Here is a visual to help...


You will want to cut to the fold along the 11 inch side at the places where you have scored. I hope that makes sense! With your strong adhesive (I used my new glue gun which I am a bit obsessed with, it's amazing), glue all the tabs to the inside of the box. You don't want them showing when the box is complete.


Can you see my new little beauty peeking in the background??? Hi glue gun!!! Now you just have to embellish!! I used the Hello Beautiful line from Bella Blvd. Some seriously bright and fun colors with these papers.


And don't let the word mini fool you, they can hold alot! Just keep your eyes off that peanut butter cup...after the photo shoot, it was MINE! LOL!!


And no post about embellished boxes would be complete without a shout out to my friend Beth. She makes BEAUTIFUL boxes and I get inspired everytime I see some she has completed. Go check out her blog and find some pretty boxes to inspire you!!

Here is one more that I made last year for a gift. I added some small thank you cards inside for the recipient to use.


And the cards inside!



That's all I got today, friends!! Are you ready for Halloween this weekend?? I think we are ready, we just need to carve pumpkins but we have costumes ready and candy bought! Thanks for stopping by!!

16 comments:

wendipooh13 said...

that is sooo cute and I'm gonig to have to try one forsure!!!

Jodi said...

I AM SO MAKING THIS FOR MY KID's TEACHERS!!! They are SOOOOOOOOO cute!!! Thanks for some more amazing inspiration!!! You rock Mara!!!

Samantha Hauzer said...

This is so cute!! I love it!

Juliana said...

Those little boxes are really cute! And I love the card set!!!!

mustangkayla said...

Those are adorable! Love them Mara!

Hey, I saw a post this morning and thought of you. They are pies in a jar....http://www.tipjunkie.com/jar-homemade-gifts/comment-page-1/#comment-43876

Bethany said...

This is a great idea! Very, very cute cards!

Joni Kix said...

Mara, These are beautiful!!!
I especially love the cute card set!

Monique said...

I love these little pizza boxes..What a great idea. I love the note cards to. The bird is so cute.. Have a happy Hump Day :)

Rebecca said...

I think you have convinced me to get a Scor Pal! The mini card set would be perfect little christmas gifts! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Belinda said...

Oh love the fun pizza box! So cool!

Leah said...

These are so cute! I love little pizza boxes:) Are you using a hot glue gun? If that works well I may have to dig mine out:)

VanessaB said...

so fun and cute and wow- does hold a lot! going to check out beth's.....

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute lil' boxes Mara! Hope you have a great Halloween with your little ones :)

Cheryl said...

Great project, and those birdie cards are adorable!

Diane said...

How fun! I think I will try some of these. Your boxes are so very pretty as are the note cards.

IamDerby said...

I love pizza boxes, and yours all are so cute! They are also great for holding a big cookie. I just wrap it in wax paper first.