At the shop we are getting ready for people to make their Christmas projects. In fact we have sold out of several bolts of Christmas themed fabrics already. To help people make some projects and to give them the tools to work with we are having an event next week where they will be making several items. As a thank you for participating in the event, the coordinator asked me to make something in which she could put some small gifts for each person. I remembered a Christmas tree shaped box that would be perfect for this purpose.
Cardstock – Green and Dark Brown
Double Sided Scrapbooking Tape 1/8″ wide
Clear plastic sheets
Machine used: KNK Force, Red cap standard material blade, 2 passes, Starting Depth – 35, Ending Depth – 45, Cutting Speed – 40, Blade offset – Red Blade, Blade Tension – 1.75
When I made the sample box, I was not happy with how the trunk of the tree turned out. The tree and trunk were joined together and the trunk just was too cumbersome and wouldn’t cooperate and stay together. Since the opening flap of the box is the bottom of the tree it was going to cause problems when people were opening and closing the box. I decided to make the trunk a separate piece and to glue it to the bottom flap. That also gave me an opportunity to make the trunk a different color which I think looks better than having the whole box one color.
Here is a picture of the unassembled parts:
No, those are not chocolates on the right side of the picture. They are the little boxes which are the trunks of the trees. There is an unassembled one at the top right. When the box is assembled, the flaps are at the top (open edge) of the box and are inserted into a slot in the fold on each side of the bottom flap. The flaps are then attached to the adjacent box parts with double sided tape. The small round holes near the peak of the box are for attaching a ribbon for decoration. The triangular pieces at the bottom right are the plastic which is the ‘window’ in the box.
Each side of the box measures about 5 1/2″ so it is big enough for a few sewing related goodies. It could also hold an assortment of other types of treasures. Maybe even chocolates.