What you will need: 1 sheet of printed A4 card (not too thick otherwise it won't fold too well - I have used 200gsm), a ruler, scissors, pencil, ribbon to decorate the top of the box and also to act as a tie on the top, double sided tape, glue, eraser (both not shown - sorry!) eyelets and setting tool. The eyelets and setting tool are optional as you can use an ordinary hole punch instead.
Time allowed from start to finish: 30 minutes plus glue drying time for the ribbon
Here are the measurements for the box - you should be able to click on the photo for a larger view. The solid lines are for cutting and the dashed lines are for folding. All measurements are shown in centimeters and the box can be scaled up to make a larger one if you want.
Next, cut and fold on the appropriate lines. Don't worry too much about the gusset folds as it is easier to do these properly when the box is made - this step just helps! Any pencil lines can be rubbed out at this stage if you wish.
Measure and mark where you want the eyelets to go on the two larger panels, so that you can close the box once its made up. If you don't have an eyelet setter, you can use an ordinary hole punch - just take your time when lining it up! It's difficult to get the eyelets to completely close when using one thickness of card, so you may want to layer the card either on the front or reverse just go give the eyelets stability and to stop them spinning round.
Put double sided tape around the last bottom flap and bring the box upright to stick to the tape - this way you have more control over what sticks where and sufficient pressure is applied to make the tape stick.
- Backing paper: Minty Madness download from Funky Hand
- Ribbon: From my stash