Friday, February 22, 2008

St. Patrick's Box and instructions

Here is a super easy box that would be great filled up with all sorts of thing. Below you will find the step by step instructions.

Start with a sheet of Cardstock 11.75 x 11.75. Score one side at 1", 4.25", 7.5" and 10.75".

Turn the cardstock the other direction, and make the same sore marks. 1", 4.25", 7.5" and 10.75".

Using your craft knife or paper trimmer remove the 4 corners of the page, leaving just a cross. See the picture for more details.

Using the corner rounder make scallops on all four 1" flaps.
At this time you can stamp your box. Remember to turn your image the correct direction, so that when you fold up you box sides the image is facing the right direction.

On each side of each box flap mark and punch 2 holes. In the picture you can see that I punched at 1.25" and 2.25". I also used a small hole punch that makes a 1/16" hole.
Each flap has 4 holes, so you need to punch 16 holes total.
Use ribbon, fibers or hemp to tie up the sides. Fill with your favorite treat!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for Sharing Aaron! Great directions!
CTMH Sister

Julie said...

Thank You So Much for sharing the instructions for this great project, i'm going to try it this weekend. This would be a great party favor gift for
a baby shower i'm doing in a few months. TFS
Hugs Julie :)
CTMH Sister

Anonymous said...

Well I know what Dad is getting for saint patty's day!!
:-) Bev

Jennifer said...

I LOVE this! I have been looking for a way to make an "Easter box/basket" and I think I'd like to try this. Thank you for sharing and giving such wonderful directions.