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.
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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