Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Apple Box Tutorial

Hello! As promised, I am back with a quick picture tutorial on how to create the little apple treat box. It's easy! Let's go--

What you will need (what I used in parenthesis):
Patterned paper of your choice (Little Yellow Bicycle "Head of the Class")
Scoring device (Scor-Pal)
Double sided tape (Scor-Tape)
foam tape (Scotch)
scissors (Tim Holtz)
Accessories to decorate it. (SRM stickers, Cricut cartridge-Plantin Schoolbook, Twinery ribbon-Cappuccino)
Step 1: Start with a piece of patterned paper that is 6" by 6" and score at the 2" and 4" marks. Turn paper once and score again at same measurements:

Your paper should look like this:

Step 2: Cut the flaps on opposite sides like shown. Note- You should be making four cuts, that's it!

Step 3: Apply double sided tape to the flaps as shown:

Step 4: Remove adhesive liner and fold up one side to adhere over the middle section and press:

Step 5: Do the same with the other side:

Step 6: Repeat on the other side so that you end up with this:

Step 7: Cut a strip for the handle whatever thickness you would like. I made mine .5":

Step 8: Apply double stick tape to the ends of the handle and adhere to the inside of box:

The box is finished. Decorate as you wish! I am including the directions to decorate it with the same design I posted on Monday for those who asked for it.

Using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge (Cricut), I cut two apple designs (3") and one shadow for the apple. I used the red for the top part on this example, stitching it over the blue base. I used a chipboard pencil (Little Yellow Bicycle) and added an SRM sticker "thanks" over it.

I tied the pencil to the apple using some Twinery ribbon (Cappuccino).

I used some foam mounting tape to attach the apple to the front of the box and then I used some dimensional stickers (Little Yellow Bicycle) to place over the handle edges:

Here is the finished product:

Hope this explained it!

Thanks for stopping by!


Newbie said...

Sweet little box!! Loved your step by step tutorial with the pictures!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Anne Temple said...

Great step by step tutorial and very easy to follow.

Lori said...

Very cute, thanks!

Erin Smetak said...

Adorable! And so simple! I'm definitely making this! Thanks for taking the time to create the tutorial!

Susan said...

Thanks for the easy to follow directions to make this sweet box.

Donna said...

I just think this box is darling! I copied your earlier tutorial for making the box but that apple idea is really great. Thanks for sharing it!

LindaKF said...

That is just adorable, and I can think of so many uses for it depending on how you decorate it. Thanks for sharing!

Deborah Anton said...

Thanks for the inspiration!i need a thank you teacher gift this week! A has been moved to a new class.. :( randomly chosen for a new teacher... We are bummed.. Love the box!