Monday, December 13, 2010

DIY Goodie Box

Whew! Paper Vineyard challenged us with an All That Glitters Christmas project, and the design team "brought it"!!! Here is my All That Glitters project featuring the store's Shimmers glitter paints and Stickles... God bless the maker of Stickles!!! Anyway, I thought it would be nice to share how I made my Christmas Snowman Goodie Box.

You will need:
  • Super Sticky Tape (red tape)
  • Two 3" x 3" paper (I used patterned and solid papers)
  • Acetate measuring 3.5" x 8.25" scored every 2 and 7/8" (leaving a small section that will be secured with sticky tape)
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon
  • Ultra fine tip marker
First, score both 3" x 3" papers 1/2" in on all side of BOTH. On parallel sides, cut on score lines JUST TO the intersecting score line creating a tab. Fold up all sides and secure tabs to box sides using sticky tape. Do this for both and you now have a bottom and a lid to your goodie box.

Place a strip of sticky tape along the OUTSIDE, bottom edge of the acetate and along the OUTSIDE edge of the thin strip. Fold acetate to create a box and adhere to one of the folded 3" x 3" papers. You now have the bottom and the body for your goodie box. Now to secure the lid.

Take your lid and punch a hole on two opposing sides. This hole will be used to thread your ribbon through... that is what will be securing the lid to your goodie box. There is no need to adhere the lid. Make sure that the hole is centered on both sides of the lid. Place the lid on top of the acetate and take an ultra thin marker (I used an ultra fine Sharpie) and place a dot on the acetate through each of the holes you just punched in the lid. Remove the lid and use your hole punch where you just marked on the acetate. All the holes should now line up perfectly.

Finally, fill your goodie box and thread your ribbon, first, through the acetate and then through the holes in the lid. Pull ribbon taut securing the lid and tie the end of the ribbon in a bow or a knot. This creates a nice handle if you want to hang a little goodie on a friend's door. Since the lid is not glued, it is easily removed to get to the goodies!!!
A special thanx to my good blog friend The Canadian Nickel for the AWESOME video tutorial! The instructions were perfect and she made this project super easy!!! To check out her awesome video, click HERE!
Welp, that is it for today's uber-fun project. Be sure to check out Paper Vineyard's blog to see all the AWESOME All That Glitters projects created by the design team. Be sure to enter the challenge over there for your chance to win the HUGE Bo Bunny Prize Bag Paper Vineyard is giving away!!!

1 comment:

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [15 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria