Friday, December 16, 2016

Presents and Pinecones Pinch Boxes

My perfume is 3 ¼ x 2 ¼ x 1 ¾ and I could have made a lidded box but I wanted something different.

So I made a box with a “pinch” close and ribbon all the way around.

Cut the paper 8 ½ x 6”  (because you pinch it closed you need more paper). 
Score on the long side at 2 ¼, 4, 6 ¼ and 8
Score on the short side at 1”

Cut off the tiny square that is ½ x 1, snip up the bottom (from the bottom to the 1” score line) and notch the 2 smaller flaps that will be the bottom.
Put a piece of tear tape along the ½” flap and secure closed. 

 See the left photo.  I just tucked in the bottom flaps and secured with tear and tape.  

Pinch the top closed – looks a bit like a milk carton doesn’t it?! 

Then I used the gorgeous 5/8” grosgrain ribbon (about 15”).  I leave the ribbon on the reel, wrap it around and then cut off exactly what I need (no waste!).   

I wrapped it around the long way, securing with a piece of twine. My twine is from the Candy Lane suite. 

You could staple the ribbon to the box. I did this for one of these, and added a glue dot to the staple and a twine box.  Sorry I didn’t take a photo of the twine bow. I like the tying the ribbon better as you can slide the ribbon off without destroying the box.  But both look nice and work well. 

I’ll put a tag on this a bit later.  But I made 5 of these in about half an hour.   

Let me know if these instructions are clear, happy to answer questions!

Happy crafting!  MaryKate

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