|Posted on January 24, 2012 at 8:35 PM|
Making boxes is always fun, especially if they are for someone special. This new free template is for making a a heart box, using chipboard. I haven't put anything in my heart bag/box yet but I will be looking for some appropriately shaped or themed chocolates, to give to the very special little people in my life.
You can find the free template on the Free Stuff pages and here are some instructions for making this box.
Cut out your pieces from chipboard, using the template. I've trimmed the bottom of my hearts as I want my box to stand up but you don't have to do this. If you are going to trim them, just trim a little and then check it before trimming some more until you get the look you want.
Paint or paper the pieces both sides, or you can paint one side and paper the other as you wish. Don't forget to paper or paint the rectangular pieces too.
Make sure you have your good (solvent) craft glue to hand.
Glue the bottom of the box to the inside of one of the hearts. I find it easiest to lay the heart on its side for this. Hold the chipboard until it has bonded, this doesn't take long if you have the right kind of glue.
Now glue a side piece
And then the other side. Again, hold until you have a firm fix.
Now put the other heart in place, making sure it is level with the first heart.
I've added some ribbon, fixed with brads but this glue is strong enough to hold the ribbon without a brad if you don't want to use them.
I've rubbed around the edges with my distress inks to give some dimension and added some paper flowers and co-ordinating ribbon to the front. Now you can fill your basket with lovely choccies or goodies for someone special!
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