Monday, 9 September 2013

End of Summer Blog Hop ~ Treat Box Tutorial

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Today I have a gift box tutorial for you….

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….using a few supplies….

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….and tools….

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….that most of us have as part of our scrapbooking kit.

You’ll need a piece of cardstock measuring 7” x 4 3/4”.

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Score it lengthwise at 3/4”, 2”, 2 3/4” and 4”  then turn….

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….and score at 1/2” and 1 1/4”, turn and score the opposite side at 1/2” and 1 1/4”

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Cut away all the areas shown to form the tabs and ends of the box. The white card underneath is the same size as the original rectangle of coloured card and I have pencilled in the score lines to give a better idea of where to cut. Punch out a semi circle as shown with a 3/4” circle punch. Turn the punch upside down and line the edge of the card up so that it cuts across the middle of the circle.

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Crease all the scored lines using a bone folder and fold the box into shape. Add PVA glue where shown in the previous picture and stick it together. I also added a tiny dab of glue to the flap on the end (without the punched circle) which will stay closed, but you don’t have to. Wrap a doily* around the box and glue in place. I used Herma here. Pop a treat** inside and close the box.

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Gather a few small embellishments or make your own, with stamps and punches, as I did. Take a piece of Bakers twine approx. 20” long and tie around the box to keep it closed. Keeping the bow towards the opening end of the box.

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Arrange the embellishments and glue over the twine to hold it in place. Trim the ends of the twine if needed and you’re done.

I hope you found the tutorial easy to follow. If anything is not clear, please get in touch and I’ll be happy to help. It can be easily adapted to make other sizes and decorated in lots of different ways. If you make one I’d love to see it. Be sure to pop back and let me know.

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* I got mine from Sarah’s Cards.

** A Kinder Snack size bar fits perfectly in this box.

66 comments:

Alison Maddison said...

Great project. Thanks for sharing.

Alison Maddison said...

Forgot to mention UKS username is Alimad.

jill said...

Good tutorial Fiona , ukscrappers name Lemonblossom

Katherine (sutty) said...

Super tutorial and a beautiful gift.

Sarah said...

Fab project - love this! - Thanks for sharing - Hugs Butterbee (UKS Blog hop)

Mary Evans said...

Fab project....will come in handy for Christmas. Scarymary555 on UKS

Anonymous said...

Fi, it looks lovely, may even give it a shot one of these days! Ali x

Lindsay Coleman said...

Aah, such a cute box. I'll use this for Christmas. Lindschick.

Gemma said...

Great tutorial! I will be trying this one out to use at Christmas time. Thanks for sharing. gjj274 on UKS

My simple life said...

Its a beautiful box, even better irl :) Gemmasteele on uks

misteejay said...

What a lovely project for making these pretty boxes - TFS.

Toni xx (misteejay on UKS)

Karen said...

A very easy to follow tutorial, thanks Fi :)

Kitty Crafts UKS

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing Fi, I enjoyed making this at one of your classes, very handy to have the instructions to make some more.

Amanda S

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Great idea! Must try to make one of these..or more if I get time
x

new2this said...

Thanks for the tutorial .. its easy to follow. Like the box - could make a great Advent Calendar with them.

Glennis said...

This is a very cute wee box

Leigh said...

very pretty box would be great for little favours for the (dare I say it?) Christmas table. uks simplyme

Anonymous said...

Great idea, this would be brilliant for a Christmas tree treats.

Lyn M

Susan said...

Fab tutorial, love the doily wrapped round.

scoobiesue - UKS

Weasel said...

Such a cute box - and lovely clear instructions - TFS xx
UKS - Weaselwise

Pauline UKS said...

Great tutorial Fiona, love the idea of these - thanks for the inspiration. PaulineD UKS

Jo said...

Great tutorial Fi, I may make a few for little Christmas presents x UKS Wonky

Christine said...

Great project Fi. Very clear instructions thank you :)
UKS chrisrydal

susibee said...

A lovely idea, wrapping the doily around makes it look extra special.

UKs susibee

Anonymous said...

Very clever UKS mrst

akilli melek said...

great project. might try to adapt it to christmas crackers.
UKS akilli_melek

Sian said...

Great tutorial, lovely treat box, can think of lots of uses for it - thanks for sharing.
UKS Violaceous

Ali said...

Such lovely clear instructions, many thanks.

UKS Alits

Mole said...

I'm rubbish at anything requiring measurements! So I always appreciate other people's skills in this area!

UKS Mole

Jo_annepinc said...

Thank you for the tutorial, I've a new scorer so looking for box style projects, will have to try this one, JoPink

AuroraDawn said...

Fabulous tutorial for a beautiful little gift box. Thanks for sharing.

UKS Aurora

Anonymous said...

Like this ut would like something more exciting than akindersurprise in such a pretty box.
RachelC

furrypig said...

that box is so pretty and cute thanks for sharing how to make it (Furrypig on UKS too!)

Lelly said...

Excellent tutorial very well explained thankyou
UKS lelly

Lesley G said...

Those are so cute TFS :)
cheekymole

Sian said...

Doilies and twine to wrap up a treat? what could be better!

Jimjams said...

Lovely box, super clear tutorial (now pinned). Thanks

Jemma (aka Jimjams)

Sharon S said...

A great box idea, thank you. UKS-Sharon1973

chris said...

Good tutorial, thank you
Chris55

sue jones said...

oo that's so cute - will definitely have a go - thanks :) x

debbie r said...

Great project and cute way of disguising little pressies, thanks for sharing.

Beanpie 11

Jess said...

Beautiful box, I love the idea of wrapping a doily around for decoration may have to try that :-)

Jessbaby

Gill said...

Great box - thank you for the tutorial!

House of Bears said...

This is such a great idea for a mini gift, and we all have a wodge of cardstock to use so it's something that can be made without having to buy new supplies, which is even better.

Effie said...

What a pretty project...
Efemera

Scrapdolly said...

Such a pretty gift box and great tutorial
Scrapdolly x

K said...

Lovely clear tut, a nicely decorated box makes things feel so much more special.
Sylphraven

knitkath said...

Love the project, can see me doing this with my grandson! Thank you.

MiniOwner said...

Great tutorial! I am thinking Advent gifts ... Thank you for sharing.
Sue x (MiniOwner)

Niki Rowland said...

Great little giftbox, thanks for the tutorial xx UKS: ScrapHappyNiki

Tigs said...

Lovely project Fi, thanks for sharing x

sam said...

that would make a cool xmas box idea

uks darm

scrappyjen said...

very nice! A lovely idea for an end of term christmas gift. Happy hopping, jenx

jo burton said...

Very cute - thank you for sharing (jo.bee)

kjjc said...

Fabulous thanks for sharing. Kjjc

Louise said...

Oh I love this Fiona. Cute box x

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Fantastic tutorial, Fiona! I loved that treat box when you showed it before, so I'm really happy that you shared how it is put together. Well done!

Jacqui Godfrey said...

Love this. Would be fab as table gifts at Christmas or spooky Halloween treats. Thanks for sharing :) (Jacqui200284 on uks)

Fran said...

what a super idea for my Rainbows to put their Christmas gifts in. Thanks for the idea x

Wizbit said...

Great box, thanks for the clear tutorial, will be handy at Christmas... Sorry for swearing before December!

Liz

Leanie said...

So sweet- thanks! Leanie

Fran said...

sorry forgot to put my UKS Hedgie

Lesley Thomas said...

Pretty box - I like the idea.

Pat said...

Really pretty box.thank you for the tutorial
Pat

Lisa-Jane said...

Beautiful work Fiona! Pinned this for Christmas!

alexa said...

Ooh, thus is really pretty ... Thank you!