Sunday, December 4, 2022

Christmas Tree Box Tutorial

1. Cut cardstock to 10-1/2" by 7". 

2. Score the long side a 3/4", 4", 6-1/2", and 9-3/4".

3. Score the short size at 3" and 4". Score at 2-1/2" down to the second horizontal score line; score at 4-1/2" down to the second horizontal score line. Turn cardstock 180 degrees and score at 2-1/2" and 4-1/2".

4. Mark 5-1/4" inches on the long side. Use a ruler to draw a diagonal line to the score line. (See pattern)

5. Cut the tabs for the box as shown.

6. Cut the box sides and tree shape as shown.

7. Cut the other four corners of the pattern, so that you have just the box parts remaining. Save the larger pieces of cardstock for a later step.

8. Use your bone folder to crease all score lines. Add liquid glue to two flap, as shown.

9. Fold the side of the box up and adhere to the sides of the tree. A bit of the flaps will extend passed the tree. Snip these off.

10. Fold the other side of the box in to form the tree. Punch a hold in the flaps at the top of the tree. This will be where you insert the ribbon hanger.

11. Cut about 12" of ribbon and thread through both holes in the flaps and tie in a knot at the top. Cut another 12" of ribbon and tie a bow around the hanger. (See sample box) The bow slides up the ribbon hanger to allow the box to be opened to retrieve the candy. The bow also helps hold the box closed.

12. Use a Stitched Rectangle Die to cut 4 rectangles from your reserved card stock pieces.

13. Use liquid glue to adhere these strips to the front of the tree in a crisscross pattern, as shown.

14. Once the glue sets a little, turn the box over and snip off the overhanging pieces.

1 comment:

  1. Kathy I absolutely love these boxes!! The wonky stitched pieces add great texture and give a kind of industrial or steampunk feel -- totaling appealing!!