Thursday, 13 March 2014

MAWTT - Make a Box and Decorate It

Hello... I hope you are all well today... 

it's Thursday and the turn of Team B over at 


and our lovely Karina is hosting a fab theme of

'Make a Box and Decorate It'

Now don't panic!!! it can be a very simple box... and there are loads of free templates on the internet. To make things really easy... you can do as I have done and print your template straight onto the back of patterned paper and then it's just a matter of cutting it out and folding it along the creases.

Here is a website that I used for my Pillow Pack Box.. it was really easy to make.... click here
I have also made a Pyramid Box which was a bit trickier but the instructions and template are available here



I've used Mambi (Me & My Big Ideas) Paper... it's very thick paper... almost like light card and is perfect for folding. The Pillow Pack Box was very simple... just crease and fold along the lines and then glue the tabs... I've decorated it with some webbed ribbon, blue lace and a Bo Bunny flower.


The Pyramid Box is made using no adhesive at all - it's all down to the folding and the bamboo stick and square to hold it together. I made a bit of a mess of the holes as I didn't have the right hole punch... so next time I will try and make a neater job of it!

This is what the folded template looks like... it's a bit tricky to do the folds... there are mountains and valleys... helps if you've done Origami.. you have to kind of ease them in going around a bit at a time...


and then when all the folds are done... this is what it looks like... now you just gather the four points together to form the pyramid....


I cut two pieces of the square out and stuck them together... this makes it a bit firmer to hold everything together... then finally I put a bamboo stick through the holes... I've added a flower and some beads to the stick for decoration...


I think the Pyramid Box would be great for Jewellery! and the Pillow Box could be used for loads of things depending how big you make it... 
I had fun making them and love how they came out!

I hope you can hop on over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's wonderful boxy creations this week... lots of inspiration for you!!

I can't believe how quickly this last week has flown by!! We've had some beautiful sunny weather but they've forecast mist for this morning!! if only the good weather could hold out and stay nice for the weekend... that would be really good!! It would be nice to sit out and read for a while... but won't be doing that if cold or raining!! Lol
Thanks for all your lovely comments! :-))
Love and hugs

29 comments:

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Two beautiful boxes Sue. They looks so neat and well made, really sturdy. The paper is gorgeous just perfect for them. I think its going to brighten up later - fingers crossed! Susan xx

meg said...

Love your boxes Sue the paper is beautiful, so fresh for Spring/summer gifts. We have had some beautiful days I've spent hours in the garden( far too big) Hope you get the chance to sit out and soak up some sun. Congrats to your daughter on completion of her PhD you must be really proud of her Take care Hugs Meg xx

Sue said...

These are so beautiful Sue. I love the fabulous designs and gorgeous papers you have used.
Hugs Sue xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh WOW Love both your boxes, I especially like the pyramid one with the bamboo, its looks so complex, thanks for sharing the tutorials, Love Hazelxox

Sue said...

Two gorgeous boxes Sue,love the paper.I have often looked at the pyramid box tut,might give it a go.
Hugs Sue xx

Hazel said...

Both super boxes. I had made pillow boxes before so could have made one of those - duh! I love the triangular one. Hazel L. x

KraftyKoolKat said...

These are both so pretty Sue. You clever girl. Hope you are well this week sweetie. I don't know where the days and weeks are disappearing to.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Liz McGuire, said...

Oh my, these are brill! Added to my 'to do' list!

Liz x

Claire said...

WOW Sue, two beautiful boxes using gorgeous papers and so effective. It was really foggy here this morning, but now we have bright sunshine - lovely change. Hope all is well with you lovely lady? Hugs, Claire x

Pat said...

Two beautiful boxes Sue, hope you are having a good day.

Pat xx

Ira Huberts said...

Your two boxes are both beautiful sweetie! Such gorgeous papers! And I just love your stickpin, it's fab!! Biggest of hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Chrissy said...

Awesome Sue..love your two boxes and fabulous papers and colours.Love the beads on the end of the stick..such a pretty way to keep the box closed..

luv CHRISSYxx

Tammy said...

These are gorgeous Sue!! I love both box shapes and your beautiful paper, perfect embellishment too!
Big Hugs, Tammy

cheryl Baker said...

Oh hun these are beautiful boxes love the shape s and love the papers you used hunny hugs cheryl xx

cheryl Baker said...

Oh hun these are beautiful boxes love the shape s and love the papers you used hunny hugs cheryl xx

Carole said...

Both boxes are beautiful & look very classy Sue, the papers are fab!
Thank you for your good wishes.
Hugs
Carole xXx

Kathleen said...

These are fabulous, love the papers and the gorgeous flowers.
Sorry Sue but boxes, in any way, shape or form are not my forte. The number of people who have given up on my trying to get me to make a box is unbelievable, I just can not do it, no matter how easy, in fact the easier they are the worse mess I make lol.

You're a better man than I am ..........

Kath x

Betka said...

Wow! I also really love the boxes. The pyramid box is my favorite. XD
The pillow box very beautiful. Love your paper and perfect embellishment. Hope you are having a good week!
Hugs (:Betka:)

Sarah said...

Those are just so pretty! You are very clever to make boxes - I've tried and the generally turn out rather dodgy!!

The pyramid one is particularly clever - no adhesive sounds scary!!

Sarah

cotnob said...

Two fabulous boxes Sue, I've never seen a pyramid box before - what a brilliant design. I love your gorgeous papers and pretty embellishments.
The weather has been rather nice hasn't it - everyone seems much happier when the sun shines!
Have a good weekend.
Pauline
x

mixamatoasties said...

Beautiful boxes.

Susan xx

Pia S said...

This is the first time I've seen a pyramid box, and I love it! To me it has a great oriental feel and I agree it being super for a jewelry present!

Mary J said...

Wow, they are gorgeous Sue! Looks rather complicated to me, lol!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Ooooh, the pyramid box is stunning Sue, it looks very intricate, thank you for the tut and the links.

Hope you're having a great weekend.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Debs said...

Two gorgeous boxes Sue - such beautiful DP and perfectly embellished.
It's been glorious here most of the week and all weekend - hope it lasts a little longer.
Just having a mahoosive bloggy catch up whilst watching The Voice and then Mr Selfridge.
Hope you've had a lovely weekend.
Debs xx

Janice said...

These are super Sue, something I've never done, but I might give it a go thanks to the tutorials you've posted. You sad with the Neighbours departures, not sorry Gem went, but Maison was actually growing on me! Jx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

These are both fab hunnie, just love the papers & embellies you have used

Hugs Shell xx

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness Sue! What Lovely gift boxes!! Love the pretty patterned papers you chose and the lace & embellies look Wonderful! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Glenda Atkins said...

Love both boxes and the pyramid one is quite fascinating!Love your papers!
hugs
Glenda