I had so much fun making my box in a bag yesterday that I thought I'd keep up the momentum and make a few more pretty packages for the upcoming holidays. These gorgeous little boxes are are treat sized and would be excellent for holding a few chocolates, wrapped candies or a coupon for a special service. They close with two tabs and can actually take a pretty good beating ( my boys handled them extensively) without coming open.
You can find the tutorial and template here. The template has two tree boxes per sheet of paper. I copied mine onto heavy card stock and used one to trace out a full tree box. With the other, I cut out the panels of the three triangular sides (not the bottom) and used them as templates for cutting paper to the right dimensions.
For the orange nature box I made the base with kraft card stock and then added the orange paper. For the bird box I made the box itself out of heavy patterned paper and saved myself the extra step.
Here are a few more views:
These would make wonderful advent boxes. You could make 24 of them (once you get the hang of it, they're quick) and put a nice cheerful number on the front and then hang them all over your christmas tree. Inside you could place notes as to that days special activity - sledding, baking cookies, looking at lights etc. - and then open one each day.
Patterned paper: Crate, October Afternoon
Stamps: Just Johanna's Odd Bird Planet
Colored with: Zig marker and watercolor pen:
Cuttlebug Snowflake Die and Embossing Folder