Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sweet Treat Thursday -- Tiny Origami box

Sweet Treat Thursdays are all about food -- our other favorite topic -- and features ways to embellish/wrap/present something edible. CAUTION: May be hazardous to your waistline!
Hi everyone,
You probably have seen these boxes on the blog world. Here's my easter version, with custom mesurement for a cadbury egg. The finished size is 2" X 2".

Begin with a 8" X 6" piece of card stock

  • on the 8" side, score @ 1", 3", 5" and 7"

  • on the 6" side, score @ 2" and 4"

Cut and fold according to this template :

You have to cut at about 1½" from the edge to the 2" and 4" scored lines on both side of the CS. (not sure it's clear, look at the drawing or send me your question !!)

You will need 5 pieces of 1 3/4" X1 3/4" of DSP. You will need to cut 3 of them in half and glue them as shown on the next picture.

On the other side, you will put some strong adhesive (sticky strip) as shown on the next picture

Fold all creases toward the inside on the box.

First, assemble togheter the middle part.

Now glue each side of the lid.

Here's what it should look like once you adhering is all done.

If you want to put an egg inside as I did, you will need this little insert, it's a 3" X 3" piece of CS scored @ 1/2" on each side with a hole from a 1 1/4" round punch in the middle.

You'll need to cut the corners as shown and fold it like that:

Now slide it inside

Put your egg (or anything you like) inside. I did put a glue dot on the bottom on the egg so that it would stay put until eating time arrives...

Close a little more your lid

Here you go all nice and square, for the belly band you'll need a 3/4" X 8 1/2" piece of CS.

Now have fun decorating

Hoping you'll give it a try

Have a nice stampin' day


Anonymous said...

I am always impressed by how much attention you give to details. For example, how you created the circle for the egg to sit on... It's a beautiful project!!! TFS :-)

Diane said...

Bravo Gen.
Qu'elle belle petite boite ainsi que la décoration, le souci du détail Bravo !!!