Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Easy, Easy Tote Box

This box is SO easy and you can use it for anything! It is two inches deep, four inches tall and three inches wide. To make these I trimmed a 12"x12" sheet down to an 11" square and used the one-inch scraps for handles (makes 2). Refer to the template for measurements, scoring and cutting (click to enlarge). I used the following tools and materials.

paper trimmer
paper crimper
permanent tape runner
hole punch
corner rounder

To make the box, start by scoring vertically at 2, 5, 7, and 10 inches. Turn (either way) and score horizontally at 1.5 inches. Refer to the template; fold on the solid lines and cut on the dash lines. I fold in all bottom flaps except the piece closest to the side flap and add my tape runner to those two pieces only. Line up, adhere and presto! you have a tote box! Attach a handle and embellish a bit if you like.

I embellished with Distress Ink (brushed corduroy), pink rhinestones, clear sticker, quilled flower, word stamp, brass brads.

If you need to put something in the box taller than the handle, attach the handle with brads so you can move it back and forth out of the way. And below, I used a piece of the handle for a matching tag.

Have a safe, delicious and wonderful Thanksgiving Day and long weekend!



Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Cute, Molly!
I wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥

BlueRose said...

Happy Thanksgiving to ya Molly! Say thanks for the info for the box I'm going to be able to use this for Christmas....Luv's

Lori said...

Great box Molly ! thank you for the instructions and the template.