You will need:
- this pattern printed out http://0.tqn.com/d/rubberstamping/1/S/3/g/-/-/pillowbox.jpg
- boxes (eg cereal boxes)
- small plate
- double sided sticky tape
I have been saving cereal and biscuit boxes for a while now, I usually leave them for the children to craft with.
But today I made pillow boxes
First trace around your template onto the back of your cereal box.
Then score with your scissors. I used mine while they were closed (the edge is sharp enough)
I used the ruler and a small plate to do the scoring.
Its hard to score a rounded edge but not with a plate... try to use a ceramic plate.
You know if its the right size if the curved plate edge almost matches the curved edge of your box
Then cut out your box
Seal the edge with double sided sticky tape.
If you don't have any you can use a strong glue and some pegs to hold the sides together until the glue has dried
And there you have some cute boxes for giving gifts in later in the year.
You can size the template on your printer to fit whatever boxes you have.
Here I made little boxes.
I especially like the "Good Morning" box
If your box is not pretty you can seal it inside out and have the blank inside cardboard showing on the outside. You can see I made a few of these.
So now, if you are like me, you will have plans to make hundreds of boxes ...
What can you put in little boxes?
jewellery - rings, earrings, bracelets
little loom band creations (my daughter makes lots of these!)
coupons (like a free car wash etc)
little samples - perfume, hand cream, lipstick etc
a scented sachet (to hang on coat hangers)
Use them for an advent calendar or as party favours.
Use them instead of Christmas crackers.
If your gift inside is small and clanging around, wrap it in tissue paper first.