Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Trinket Box Tutorial

Remember this box, well I have been asked how I made it. So I thought I would write a little tutorial on how I did it. It wasn't my original idea, and I can't remember whose blog I got it from to give credit, I am sorry.
  • Take a sheet of 12 x 12 cardstock and cut in half to 6 x 12 inches.
  • Score at 3, 6 and 9 inches along the 12 inch edge.
  • Turn 90 degrees and score again at 1.5 and 3 inches
  • You now need to cut out three larger panels, indicated by a 'X' on the photo.
  • On the bottom panels you need to cut up to the first score line, again indicated by black lines on the photo.
  • From the section cut away, cut a small piece of card 3/4" x 1.5" score in half length ways and fold. This will be your joining piece on the box. Place DST on to both panels.

  • Stick this little piece to the inside of the box on the middle panel. Then stick the other side to the other end of the box, to join the sides together.

  • Fold up the bottom part of the box and stick together using DST
  • Cut two squares out of cardstock measuring 3.5 x 3.5 inches. Also one square out of decorative paper 3 1/4" x 3 1/4".
  • You can use a corner rounder or a ticket corner punch to decorate the corners at this stage.
  • Place the paper on top of one of the cardstock squares.
  • Adhere the squares to the top and bottom of the box. Remember to place the one with the decorative paper on the top part of the box.
  • You can now decorate the top. I wrapped ribbon round and tied at the side to close the box.


Emma said...

This is so cute. You are so very kind to share.

Lynne W said...

Thanks hon, it is sooo cute!!

gina said...

this is gorgeous, thanks for the tutorial
Gina xxx