Monday, September 14, 2009

Make it Monday!




Hello Everyone! And welcome to Make it Monday! Today I have a little tutorial prepared for you on how to make triangle boxes. I really like these little boxes because they are quick and easy to make, different in shape and so versatile. You can make them in all kinds of sizes and for various occasions. And even if you need larger quantities they are still quick to make.




Ok onto the tutorial now :-)

You'll need:

Cardstock or designer paper of your choice
Whole punch
Ribbon
Pencil
Cutting and scoring tools
Glue or double sided tape
Eyelets and eyelet setter, if desired
Decorative items of your choice, if desired


Step 1



Cut the card stock or designer paper to 5 x 12 inches and score it in half at 6 inches.



Step 2



With a pencil mark the middle at 2.5 inches at both of the short sides.



Step 3



Now use your paper scorer and scor from the marked middle to one end of the
already scored line. Score a second line to the other end.



Step 4



Repeat with the other half. Now your paper should look like this with large triangles
in the middle of both sides.




Step 5



Now fold up all scored lines!



Step 6



Now fold up your box with one sides flaps over lapping the flaps of the other side.



Step 7



Take your whole punch and punch a whole (size depending on your eyelets, if you like to use eyelets) in the middle of one side. Punch through both layers (flaps) at once.
Repeat the same procedure on the other side.



Step 8



Now your piece should look like this with a whole in the middle of each flap.



Step 8





To give some more stability to the box glue one side together using glue or
double sided tape.



Step 9



Leave the other side open (not glued together).
Now set your eyelets, if desired. Remember to set the eyelet on one side
(the one which is not glued together) just in the outer flap!



Step 10



Thread the ribbon through the wholes to close the box.

Now your box is ready for being decorated!

Variation:

You can easily vary the size of your box for your needs. For some changes
why not make a box with a little window so you can show the contents
(like nicely wrapped candies etc.)



In one of the triangles cut out (die cut) a shape of your choice and...




... cover the window from the back with acetate.







Ok and this is how I decorated my Triangle Box using the cute Lil' Miss Poppy stamp:



My box is part of a birthday gift set and I'm going to fill it with some yummy treats.
Isn't Lil' Miss Poppy just the sweetest congratulator?







I used Prima Flowers pimped with Stickles, Basic Grey brads and spacer beads as part of my decorations for the box



I hope you like my little tutorial.

What I want to know from you today is do you
like making boxes and what do you use them for?

Well I usually use mine as little treat bags/boxes in addition to a gift.
And I had another idea today ...why not making 24/25 (depends in what country you are ;-) ) small triangle boxes, labeld with numbers from 1 to 24/25 and decorated,
to use as an Advent Calender (or count down calender)...

Thanks for visiting our blog today and have a great day!

19 comments:

  1. so cute!

    Fun blog keep it up I'll be reading hope u can do the same/follow me :)

    L

    Leadingladyla.blogspot.com

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  2. I love making these boxes - and have 50 to make for the table treats at my son's wedding next March! Lil' Miss Poppy looks adorable on one.
    hugs, annie x

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  3. Aarrgh!! Iris, this is GORGEOUS!!!!! Oh the things you can do with these adorable keepsakes! I might have to try this out for take-home baggies for my daughter's birthday! You are amay-ZING!

    Oh, and you are more than welcome to post your fantastic creation on my FB Page. Lovelovelove it!!

    xx Elisabeth

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  4. Oh how gorgeous is this idea. Love the image used and the colours are lovely.

    Jayne xx

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  5. Wowzer Iris this is BEAUTFUL!! another fun thing to try out sometime soon :))

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  6. great box you made I like it to make boxes and give them for birthday
    hugs Lia

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  7. I like the advent box idea, and how great for birthday party lollie boxes, or you could make them for trick or treat handouts at Halloween - not that I'd want to give them away lol - brilliant tutorial Iris xoxox

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  8. This is so cute!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!! I love making boxes for sweets! They are nice so the kids can put them in there bookbags for there teachers.
    Love the advent Idea though but have to try that out!!
    Thanks again,
    :Kathy

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  9. Sooo adorable Iris! I really haven't made many boxes but the ones I made I used to hold cards for gifts. I love this tutorial. I am definitely going to give this a try.

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  10. I only make boxes for small gifts, and truly well embellished cards. I am going to give this box a go. I made a tag bag with Belle with teddy and I liked that see here http://tracy-countrymouse.blogspot.com/2009/09/dt-call-for-die-cut-dreams.html
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  11. What an amazing tutorial Iris! I'm going to try to make on of these cuties this afternoon!
    I like to make small treat boxes for special treats for family and friends.
    hugs
    Risa:)

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  12. Will try this later its gorgeous!! I love making boxes, I usually send them into school with my children with small gifts for the teachers, and for a little extra birthday surprise, fill them with sweets,
    hugs angela x

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  13. This is really beautiful Iris! Gorgeous coloring and fantastic details! Thank you for the great tutorial. Will make a box for my niece.

    I am thinking this would be perfect to put candies in for Halloween and Christmas treats :)

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  14. This is beautiful, Iris! Lvoe it! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

    I like to make boxes sometimes and when I do, it's for a set of note cards.

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  15. I love making boxes and bags, embellishing them and then sticking gifts into them. My christmas gifts this year will be in wonderful boxes.

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  16. absolutely gorgeous!! thanks for sharing the tutorial.
    hugs,
    Rachel

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