Today I would like to share a tutorial for making great table decorations. You may remember some while ago I posted a tutorial on how to make a Bon Bon box, well this is the same idea on a smaller scale.
The finished piece will look something like this;
You Will Need
- Square Card stock; any size but 6×6″ is best for a table settings
- Scoring board ( I use a Scor It )or steel ruler and embossing tool
- Crop-A-Dile or other hole punch
- Cutting mat; to protect your worksurface
- Co-ordinating ribbon
- Score your card into thirds
- Rotate card 90 degrees
- Score card into thirds again
- You now have 9 squares scored on your card
- On each of the four corner squares, score a line diagonally, from the corner of the square in toward the centre.
- Fold along the diagonal lines
- Punch a hole in each of the four corner squares
- Take a piece of co-ordinating ribbon and thread it through the punched holes.
- Draw the ends of the ribbon together and tie a bow. Your finished box will look like this;
Use cardstock that will suit your chosen theme, if you have craft CDs that print background papers try using those. The finished sample was created from papers printed from the Season’s Greetings CD in the Artylicious range produced by Glenda over on Graphicus. (see links below) One side printed green the other red using the Smudgy Holly design and the square background image, this prints a square just smaller than 6″. For this size I scored at 2″ and 4″. I edged the paper with gold metalic marker which finishes the edges nicely. You could use red or green pen as an alternative. It is best to ink the edge with something as without it you will be left with a white cut edge.
If you start with cardstock 6×6″ and add tags with your guests names and these make perfect place cards to which you can add the confectionary of your choice. Use a die cutting machine to create perfect tag shapes every time. I used a Cuttlebug and Nestabilities dies made by Wizard to create my tag. Embellish with additional artwork to your hearts content.
I have not included specific measurements with this tutorial as you can make this project any size you wish, as long as your starting cardstock is square. These are really quick and simple to make, and you can co-ordinate them to the rest of your table. With a little supervision even the kids could help make these ;) keeps them busy during the holiday ;)
Season’s Greetings CD; http://www.graphicus.co.uk/
Scor It; http://www.scorit.com/index.html
Have fun and I hope you have enjoyed this series of tutorials on boxes. Thanks for reading and see you soon.