Mementoes In Time


Free Template, Mini Aperture Boxes - 24 Days of Christmas

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Day 21 of our Christmas Series of projects and freebies and today we have another free template for you.


Following on from our project notes on making Aperture Boxes, wtih our free template, here are some mini versions, perfect for hanging on the Christmas tree. If you are feeling keen, you could make up lots of these as an advent calendar (obviously for next year) or to give as a class gift for children.

I have a bad feeling I will be making quite a few of these for my kids but they are pretty easy to put together, so that won't be so bad.

The template includes a sheet of boxes, so you can just print them and cut them out. Cut along the solid lines and score the dotted lines. Cut out the central window with a scalpel/craft knife.

Cut a piece of acetate to size and use double sided tape along the edges. Fix this inside the window. If you can't find acetate, try using some packaging from fruit boxes.

Put some tape or a wet glue along the edges of the base piece and assemble the box.

Seal one end and until you have filled your box and then seal it with some double sided tape

Fill the box with small sweets/lollies, small gifts or gold coins. Add a piece of cord to one corner if you want to hang your box.

Check the member pages for the mini aperture box template.

Please do leave us a comment if you have been enjoying our series of projects. If you have just arrived at our site and want to see what you have missed, then just look on the right hand side bar and click the photo for the project you want to look at. You can also just go back through the blog posts and start from Post 1 of our 24 Days of Christmas.

If you would like to find out about our super easy challenge, click here.

Happy Crafting!

Categories: Members Goodies, Bags, Boxes and Baskets, 2012 to 2013

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Reply Imy
6:13 AM on December 5, 2012 
I know! Funny how the best projects involve food, lol.
Reply Marion
3:25 AM on December 5, 2012 
So cute! Love the idea of edible Xmas decorations!