|This is a 3 inch by 3 inch covered chipboard box. |
It does not open.
It is merely to look at and enjoy.
It needs to be embellished, but I have not done that step yet.
|I started out with a 12 inch x 12 inch sheet of thin chipboard.|
I prefer medium weight chipboard, but I did not have any on hand today.
|I cut a 3 inch strip off the 12 x 12 sheet.|
|This is the sheet in the paper cutter ready to be cut.|
|This is the 3 inch x 12 inch strip.|
|I scored the 3 inch x 12 inch piece of cardstock every 3 inches. I did NOT cut thru it. |
I lightly scored it.
|I scored it at 3 inches, 6 inches and 9 inches.|
|You can see the score mark/ cut mark here. |
Remember, this is not cut all the way thru the chipboard.
|All three scores have been made with the cutting blade.|
|I used scotch tape to make the box. |
It was quick and easy for this example.
|You can see the beginning of the 3 inch x 3 inch box.|
|I cut two 3 inch x 3 inch squares.|
You may need to add a 16th or an 8th of an inch to this depending on the depth of the chipboard you use.
Measure twice, cut once!
|All taped up. |
It is almost square!
|And . . . later on, you will be able to make something like this!|
|I don't have an example handy right now, but for the edges of the box, |
I cut some 3 inch strips. they may be about 1.5 inches wide, or so.
I mitered the corners and this fortifies the box.
Before you begin this part, you may want to use gesso on the chipboard box to give it some "tooth".
The stripe is on the bottom of the box.
This is it for now . . . I hope you can follow this and of course, there are many ways to make a box!
This is just the way I have made them. :-)
As always, your comments and questions are welcome.
Until we meet again, may the Lord hold you in the hollow of His hand.