Monday, 4 March 2019

Cute Boxes with Drinking Straw Handles

Hi Crafters,

At last I had time to sit and make up some samples for my class next week. I've been asked if I can include some of the cute boxes with drinking straw handles you can find on Pinterest.  I'd made a gift bag version over Christmas, so was eager to try a box. I found a great tutorial on a blog by Rachel Tessman in America back in 2016. I adjusted the instructions slightly and ended up making 6 boxes this afternoon, plus 2 mini ones.

The mini boxes hold 2 tealights in each.


They are pretty simple to make, here's a list of what you'll need:
Trimmer
Score board
1/4" hole punch
1 3/8" scallop circle punch
1 1/2" circle punch
Ruler, pencil, scissors
Card stock
DSP
Scraps of matching card and white card
Paper straws ( bought mine here)
Stamps & ink of your choice
Dimensionals (foam pads) & glue/adhesive of your choice

To make the larger boxes
Card measuring 6" x 10"
Score long edge @ 2", 4", 6", 8"
Score short edge @ 2", 4", 6", then score at 1 5/8" and 4 3/8" just down to third score line
In metric that's
Long edge 5cm, 10.1cm, 15.2cm, 20.3cm
Short edge 5cm, 10.1cm, 15.2cm and then 4.1cm and 11.1cm just down to third score line

DSP 4 pieces measuring 1 7/8" x 1 7/8" (4.8cm x 4.8cm)

I also made a box which is filled with foil covered chocolate eggs. I stamped using an old retired stamp set.

These will make great little Easter gifts for my grandchildren 😊


To make the smaller boxes, I found using metric measurements easier as they fitted the tealights better. So ...
Card measuring 12cm x 20cm
Score long edge @ 4cm, 8cm, 12cm, 16cm
Score short edge @ 4cm & 8cm, then score 3cm & 5cm just down to third score line

DSP 4 pieces 3.5cm x 3.5cm

The rest of the scoring/cutting instructions for the larger boxes are in the video below:





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