UPDATE: If you came here from Pinterest, we later updated our readers with more examples and a video tutorial... it's much easier to follow! You can find it here. Happy crafting and thanks for dropping by!
Eric often tells me I remind him of Maria from the Sound of Music. Maybe it's my short-strawberry blonde hair. Maybe it's my love for vintage dresses and skirts. Maybe it's all the trouble I get into unintentionally. Maybe it's the way I can get large groups of children to cooperate. But, it's definitely not my ability to sing!
So, it's a little ironic that I lead the children's choir at my church. Actually there are two choirs, each with about 40 children......."And all those children, heaven bless them, they will look up to me and mind me!"
Once a year we combine the two choirs for the Sunday services as the main event. We work all year long on the program and it's a very important day for the kids and their parents. Well, this year I happened to be at the Mall of America the Sunday that the program was scheduled......... How do you ask a friend to fill in for you with an eighty kid choir? How do you solve a problem like Scrapfest?
It just doesn't seem like enough, but I made several thank-you's yesterday for my friends that helped my little ones sing so well, I swear I could hear them all the way in Minnesota. I thought they turned out cute enough to share. And, I love the containers since I never have cute give-away containers on hand!
Here' the first one I made. It's filled with pumpkin chocolate chip cookies...... yummy!
To make the box, take a full sheet of paper and mark it at 6" on two opposing sides.
Then fold edges in to match up with the marks.
Now measure and mark at 5" and 7" on the folded edges.
Fold as shown below.
The next fold is the only slightly tricky part, and only because it's hard to put into words. But, I took lots of photos from different angles. Hopefully you can get it.
Update: Christiee asked me to try to explain this. I will try my best. After you have folded your paper edges to the middle and done the fold to make it U shaped like shown above (the 5 and 7 inch folds), then open up your paper.
On the edges the creases will make a 3"x5" rectangle on either end with a 2"x3" rectangle in the middle. OK, now look at the crease that makes the side of the 2"x3" rectangle. Don't lose that crease, but fold the paper back in. Take that crease and bending it out the opposite way that it is folded, match it up to the edge of the box as shown in the photo below...... you can see it even better in the next photo down.
Then, press down the paper to make the angled crease. Repeat this four times, with each of the sides of both 2"x3" rectangles.
If you still can't figure this out, I'll try and make a video for tomorrow. It's really easy to do, just hard to explain.
What you need to do is create the sides of the box.
Maybe you can see it better here. You are pulling the one crease, over to the edge of the box and then pressing down what becomes an angled fold.
If you unfolded it, the creases would look like this.... see below.
Hopefully you can figure that out! Then, I like to adhere the top edges so that they don't slip. When you bring the top edges together, the box will open up for your cookies..... or whatever you choose to place inside.
Then you can decorate you box. I used a 3"x6" coordinating piece of Earth Love cardstock to make the topper. Then, throw on a tag made with the element cards or stickers, some cute ribbon to tie it closed and you're done!
Now, I think we should have a giveaway! Tell us who (fictional or real) you remind others of and why. You could win an Earth Love Paper Crafting Kit along with a Flirt Blackboard album.