I am hoping to share a series of box/gift tutorials with you over the next few Friday’s. Today’s tutorial is based on a demo that I saw on Ideal World, demonstrated by Sara from a company called Crafter’s Companion. I have slightly adapted it for the sake of this tutorial, as the original required the use of a particular scoring board that their company sell, but not everyone has this board.
The finished box will look like this;
You Will Need
- A piece of decorative square card
- A piece of colour coordinating ribbon
- Steel Ruler
- Scoring tool
- Bone Folder
- Crop-A-Dile or other hole punch
- Optional extra; A scoring board such as a Scor It
- Score your card into thirds
- Rotate the card 90 degrees and score into thirds again
- On each of the corner squares score a diagonal line from the outer edge into the corner of the centre square. (This is shown with a dotted line in the picture below)
Your card will now look like this;
- Fold along all the lines and reinforce the folds using a bone folder.
- Fold in the corner squares as shown in the picture below
- Use the hole punch to punch a hole through both sides of the folded corner.
Your box now looks like this;
- Thread your chosen ribbon through the holes and draw the ends together. This pulls in the sides of the box, tie the ends of the ribbon into a bow.
Your finished box will look like this;
I did not include measurements in the instructions as this box can be made in any size and the measurements of where to score will be in thirds relative to the paper size. However for those who would like the measurements for popular sizes of card
12 x 12 starting size of paper would be scored at 4″ and 8″
6 x 6″ starting size of paper would be scored at 2″ and 4″
If you are not near a craft store for decorative card you can use craft CDs that contain background papers and print on to A4 cardstock to create your base card, don’t forget to print on both sides of the card as both are visiable in the finished project. With a little trimming to get round non borderless printing from most home printers you would still be able to make a maximum of an 8″ square starting size of card.
The Smaller size of box made from a 6″ base card would make ideal individual boxes suitable for table settings. I will show a smaller version later next month.
As ever any questions just leave me a comment, best wishes and thanks for reading. See you soon