Thursday, September 25, 2008

Another Box Bag with instructions

Here are instructions for making the box bag:

You will need to start with a piece of cardstock that measures 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. This piece is only visible from the inside when all complete so it does not matter what color it is.

Then score that piece 1" around all edges.
And score on a diaganol in each square like this:

Fold up all sides and adhere the corners on the inside of the box:

Next you will cut a piece of B&T to measure 5 1/2 x 11. This will cover the outside of your box. Apply adhesive along the bottom inside of your B&T and up the side of the finishing edge. Start wrapping it along the outside of the box. It is best to start in the middle of one side so that your seam will be in the center of the back:

Next cut a piece of cardstock to measure 2 x 11. Scallop the top edge of this piece and trim the bottom so that your final measurement is 1 1/2 x 11. You may choose not to scallop and instead use ribbon or ricrac to finish the edge. Attach this piece around the bottom base of the box like you did the B&T paper.

Finally cut or punch tabs for the top of the box and punch holes in them to string your ribbon through. On this bag I used 2 holes, but on the Holiday bags I used a single hole.

All that's left to do is decorate and embellish your bag however you like. Fill with goodies and tie it all together with ribbon.

1 comment:

Takisha said...

excellant instructions!!!
Just made one, should have it posted to my blog soon!