2-Toned Boxes

These boxes are the boxes I will be demonstrating how to make during the First Friday Art Walk on July 5.

I will be demonstrating how to make boxes like these during the First Friday Art Walk on July 5.

These easy 2-toned boxes have been fun to play around with. I wanted something fun and easy to demonstrate in my studio during July’s First Friday Art Walk. So far, I’ve made these little boxes with my paste papers, papers I’ve printed patterns on (my 4th of July box), card stock, watercolor paper and scrapbooking paper.

With the 4th of July coming on Thursday, I made striped and star papers using Adobe Illustrator and made them into this little box.

With the 4th of July coming on Thursday, I made striped and star papers using Adobe Illustrator and made them into this little box.

You can draw, paint, stamp, collage or stencil images on paper, then use that paper to make these boxes. This is a fun project for children, teens and adults. It’s easy to decorate the paper for any holiday or event. They’d be great as favors for a birthday, shower or wedding. Or just because.

This shows the top and bottom of a box and the flaps that go inside. The red tool is a corner rounder. Notice that some of the corners have been rounded and some have not.

This shows the top and bottom of a box and the flaps that go inside. The red tool is a corner rounder. Notice that some of the corners have been rounded and some have not.

I used a corner rounder (shown above) to make rounded corners on my boxes. Another option would be to cut the corners diagonally.

The bottom and top can be made exactly the same. The longer sides fit into the shorter sides of the corresponding top or bottom. If you want a more “traditional” box with a smaller top and larger bottom, you can adjust the height of the boxes. I chose to make my boxes with the bottom of the box taller than the top of the box. The flaps that fit inside I made 1” longer than the side of the box.

Click Here for a downloadable pdf template of the box, top and bottom. I encourage you to play around and maybe even adjust the measurements once you’re comfortable with it. This is a very versatile box with lots of possible variations.

Enjoy, Candy

 

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