I used my Gift Bag Punch Board earlier this month and thought “hmm what else could I make?” and then it hit me…a box! So I put my brain to work and realized it would be quite easy. Here’s the final product….
I followed the directions for the Gift Bag Punch Board but I didn’t score the gussets. I did score the sides and I chose the small size. Then I flipped the paper around and punched on all the score mark without rescoring or scoring the gussets again. That left a little bit more than I wanted on the edge (I used a piece of paper 6″ X 11.5″). I trimmed the edge to 1/2″, and then I trimmed the flaps off. Here’s a picture…
Then I reinforced the score lines and brought up the sides to 90°, if you make one, make sure you don’t go past the 90° mark or your box won’t be square. I only put adhesive, our new Tear & Tape, on one side flap. The Tear & Tape is so easy to use, no scissors needed and the plastic cover doesn’t stick to your fingers like our old Sticky Strip (which I loved but fought with every time).
Next you just tuck the sides in and the top down. I used a belly band of Painted Petals and made a a ribbon on top with the same paper. Now I’m challenging you to take a Gift Bag Punch Board and think of another use. What can you make?
If you don’t have a Gift Bag Punch Board hop on over to my website and pick up one for yourself. Now, go create something sweet for somebody!