Sunday, July 28, 2013

Treats for a Friend

Creating sweet treat boxes is a favorite of mine. I have made other round and oval containers and have had a little trouble with the openings. This time I've come up with the telescoping top which spins open with a brad attachment.

Here are the dies I've used. 
Any round or oval shape will do as long as there is a classic shape (no decorative edge) 
to attach the body strip to.

I cut  four cardboard shapes; 
solid beaded for bottom of box, oval ringlet, (classic oval is missing from photo) 
and beaded oval ringlet.
and three cream card stock shapes. One to cover bottom cardboard,
the top for opening and the beaded ringlet.  

You will need a strip of card stock that measures 2 and 1/2" by 11". Score the strip at 1/4" on top and bottom long side and add 1/4"width score tape to each long side. Also add score tape to one end. 
Cut saw tooth effect through score tape for tabs to make it easier to adhere to oval or circle

(see red liner tape on yellow more clearly)
(I scored the yellow strip at 3/8". This made the tabs a little too long when attached to the ringlet oval. 
It needed trimming.)

Remove score tape liner and start in the center half of oval attaching the tabs.

Also attach the other tabbed end to the ringlet oval.

Add a beaded oval card stock to the beaded oval cardboard with glue and adhere to bottom.

Add a beaded ringlet card stock to beaded cardboard shape and glue to ringlet top.
Add another beaded card stock to remaining beaded oval cardboard shape, align and attach the top with a brad. Depending on what shape you use you may need to punch/pierce a small hole for the brad. 

Decorate your box the way you like and add something sweet or cute inside. 
Great for M&Ms, Kisses, Nuts, paper clips and etc...


Melody (lacyquilter) said...

awesome tutorial!

KimCreate said...

This box is fantastic! Thanks for the tutorial!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the detailed tutorial Angela. Another one to add to my to do list.

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - this is so cool and I love all the pictures. Looks very complicated but definitely worth it as it is beautiful! Hugz!

Kittie said...

This is a wonderful gift box tutorial. I love how simple it looks now that I see the step by step. A picture speaks 1,000 words. :>)

Sharon Wheet said...

gorgeous! and thanks for the info on how we can create a great little round box, too! Fabulously beautiful! TFS