DIY MINI MILK CARTON GIFT BOXES.in craft, diy, paper crafts
Hi everyone, today I'm going to show you how to make these really cute Diy Mini Milk Carton Gift Boxes. As I mentioned previously I got a Martha Stewart score board for Christmas and have been busy crafting up a storm of mini boxes ever since.
The board has grooves you can score every 1/8 inch making it perfect for making cards, envelopes or notebooks. If you do a lot of paper crafting and don't already have one of these I can highly recommend it. It makes scoring crisp, precise lines a breeze. I know it would've made making these diy scrapbook paper envelopes and this perfect bound notebook so much easier.
Scrapbook paper or card stock, I used the Diy Shop range from Crate Paper, Martha Stewart Score Board or if you don't have one you could use an embossing tool and a ruler, scissors, double sided tape or glue and some mini pegs or bulldog clips.
1. Take your piece of scrapbook paper or card stock and using either a score board or a ruler and embossing tool score lines at 2.5 inches, 5 inches, 7.5 inches, 10 inches and 10.5 inches.
2. Turn your paper 90 degrees and score again this time at 2.5 inches, 5 inches, 6.5 inches and 7 inches (see image below).
3. Trim paper to size. It should measure 10.5 inches wide and 7 inches long.
4. Using a bone folder fold and crease all your scored lines.
5. Cut along the score lines from the base of your paper up to the 2.5 inch mark to make the flaps which will form the bottom of your box. You will then need to cut away the narrow side tab like in the bottom right picture.
6. Fold your paper and glue the side tab down to make a tube. I used double sided tape but you could also use glue, just make sure to let it dry before you continue on with each step.
7. Apply tape or glue to the top (patterned side) of 3 of the bottom flaps. Fold each one on top of each other to form the base. The one without any tape should be the last flap you fold down.
8. Take your box and gently pinch in the sides. The box should fold in easily. The scored lines will stop the top of your box folding in too much.
9. Use a mini peg or bulldog clip to keep the top of your box closed. I used plain mini wooden pegs and decorated them with washi tape. If you don't have any mini pegs you could always punch a couple of holes in the top and tie some ribbon or thread through instead.
You can find more diy gift box tutorials over here.
Don't fancy doing all the measuring and scoring yourself? Check out these Valentine's Day Printable Diy Milk Carton Gift Boxes I made and download the free milk carton printable template.
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