50 Triangle Boxes For A 50th Wedding Anniversary

These triangle boxes were the first few boxes I made on my way to 50 boxes.

These triangle boxes were the first few boxes I made on my way to 50 boxes.

These triangle boxes are a result of  a commission I received to create 50 boxes for a 50th Wedding Anniversary. The triangle boxes were chosen because they could be stacked to create an interesting structure. This was important because one of the recipients was an architect. The boxes needed to be made out of my paste papers because the recipients were great appreciators of art and all the paste papers needed to have gold in them to signify the fact that this was their 50th wedding anniversary.

50 triangle boxes are a whole lot of boxes.

50 triangle boxes are a whole lot of boxes.

It was a fun project! I was given plenty of time to complete the project so I was able to relax and just enjoy the process. First I made lots and lots of paste papers with gold in them. I chose my favorites and took my time cutting and folding the boxes. Then I took lots of photos. I hope the recipients have as much fun with these boxes as I had.

Some of the triangle boxes stacked.

Some of the triangle boxes stacked.

Here is a template that you can download to make your own triangle box:Folded Triangle Box template. And you can see more triangle boxes on my previous post: DIY Triangle Boxes.

Here the 50 triangle boxes are on the shelves in my home studio. I liked them there. It was hard for me to let them go.

Here the 50 triangle boxes are on the shelves in my home studio. I liked them there. It was hard for me to let them go.

A few years ago I created 50 tiny boxes for a 50th Wedding Anniversary. You can check out that post which includes photos of what I put in those boxes. See: 50 Boxes For A 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Enjoy, Candy

8 responses to “50 Triangle Boxes For A 50th Wedding Anniversary

  1. A few years ago I saw a photo of a thin fallen tree branch hung horizontally with little triangular boxes hanging off of it (like those that Forte’ tea comes in). It was used as an advent calendar. Your homemade papers are so much more beautiful than that photo I saw, but I can totally see doing that project with hand-painted paste paper and your box pattern. Forte’ tea boxes are very cute, but because they are long and narrow, they don’t hold much more than a candy kiss or 2. I love your artwork. I’ve been going thru your website and find so many things that inspire me. You are a very talented artist. :o)

    • Thanks for the kind words, Karla. A number of years ago I made a template based on the Fort tea boxes. It’s somewhere on my computer. When (or should it be if) I can find it I will post the template on my blog. I love the idea of hanging boxes from tree branches. I have another design of box that might work well for that. So many ideas and only so many hours in a day.

  2. Thanks so much for the great template. They are so cute can’t wait to make one for myself.

    • I’d love to see a photo of them when you’ve made them. I’m wanting to write a blog post with photos of what people have made using my templates and instructions. So glad you like them.

  3. Maryellen Norman

    I saw these on pinterest and loved them. I had never heard of paste paper, and after researching, am surprised it is flexible enough to make the boxes! I am running a convention that is celebrating 50 year anniversary and would love to try these for favors, but the past paper project intimidates me.

    • They don’t have to be made from paste papers. I made 80 triangle boxes for an 80th birthday out of an assortment of decorated papers. A friend and I made 90 triangle boxes for a 90th birthday out of light weight cover stock in various colors which I printed with a drawing and birthday wishes. If you do make paste paper, you may want to try different paste recipes if you have problems with cracking.

  4. Thanks, for the info and encouragement!

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