Saturday, March 10, 2012

2-4-6-8- Box Tutorial

Happy Saturday friends! What are you up to this weekend? We will hopefully be spending it outside soaking up the beautiful weather. And I guess we will also be losing an hour of sleep tonight, boo! I don't like that part of daylight saving, although I do like it staying lighter at night. So I guess I shouldn't complain.

Today I have a tutorial that I shared over on the Momenta blog this week. It's a tutorial for a fun little gift bag called a 2-4-6-8 Box. I know you are dying to get gather up these supplies...

-Double sided patterned paper or cardstock
-heavy duty adhesive
-something to make score lines
-ribbon or twine
-matching embellishments
1. Cut your paper 8.5 x 11 inches. Then cut this paper in half at 5.5 inches. You now have enough paper to make 2 treat boxes. I am using paper from the Chloe's Garden Pyramid Pad.

2. Score your paper on the longest edge at 2 inches, 4 inches, 6 inches, and 8 inches.
3. Flip your paper and score it along the short edge at 2 inches.

4. Using scissors, cut the paper at the 2 inch, 4 inch, 6 inch, and 8 inch intervals until it hits the long 2 inch score line.
5. Remove the little extra flap that is right past the 8 inch score line.
6. Apply adhesive to that little flap right past 8 inches. Roll your paper up and secure adhesive covered flap inside so it's not visible. 
7. Now you need to secure the bottom of the box. Start by folding over 2 of the 2 inch flaps.
8. Secure the last flap with strong adhesive. If any corner are sagging, just add more adhesive or a little bit of wet glue to hold it all together.

9. Now that you have this shape, you can make two different treat holders. For the first style, pinch the top of the box together by pressing in two opposite side and pinching the top.

10. When the top is pinched together, punch a hole. Tie ribbon or baker's twine through the hole to close the box. You can embellish the front with matching anything!

11. For the second style, you don't need to pinch the top together. Cut a small strip of matching patterned paper and secure as a handle. Now you have a mini basket. For my basket, I used the opposite side of this patterned paper for the outside of the basket. And before I created my 2-4-6-8 score lines, I used a border punch to create a fancy top border.

You can create two different styles from the same starting size of paper. Either of these would make cute Easter treat bags or baskets. Or switch up the paper you use to create party favors, thank you gifts, a birthday treat. The possibilities are endless!

These are big enough for a handful of jelly beans or hershey kisses or some small lip gloss or nail polish. They really are cute little treat holders. Or you could even use them a place settings on your Easter brunch table. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. If you make some of these, please let me know! I would love to see what you create!!
Thanks for stopping by today, have a great Saturday!



Laurel said...

Such pretty boxes!

VanessaB said...

so cute and fun. i think i need a scor pal :)

mustangkayla said...

What fun boxes!

Angela said...

So cool!

BrendaB said...

These are wonderful! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

Elena said...

love them both! thanks for sharing :)

Joyce said...

Two great projects. Thanks for sharing your instructions.

Marina said...

I love it!

Carolina said...

Love them! Vey clear tutorial, too!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOVE this, Mara! I love this tutorial--and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the papers! FAB job!

Kim said...

awwwwww so sweet Mara!

Rebecca Keppel said...

oh my gosh i LOOOOVE these. i think you just convinced me to run out and get myself a scorer!



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