I hope you have enjoyed my Merry Christmas Monday series. Today, I have a real cute box that looks like Santa's pants. You can put little treats inside of it or a small gift. I made these for our small group from church yesterday, for our Christmas party and they were a big hit! I saw a box like this created by Twila and tweaked it a little for what I wanted.
To make this project you will need the following products:
Real Red Cardstock #102482
- cut at 4" x 4 1/2" score all sides at 3/4" this is the box base
- cut at 2 1/4" x 11 3/4"
- cut at 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Crushed Curry Cardstock #131199
- cut at 1 1/4" x 1 1/2"
Basic Black Cardstock #121045
- cut at 3/4" x 11 3/4"
- cut at 3/4" x 1"
Whisper White Cardstock #100730
- cut at 1 1/4" x 2"
- cut at 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
To make the base of the box you will score at 3/4" on all sides. On the two shorter sides you will cut up to the score lines. See the picture below.
Put adhesive on the back of these flaps and fold in. This is going to create the little box for the base.
On the long piece of red cardstock put Tear and Tape on the bottom edge and up one side. Peel off the paper on the tape and adhere to the box, making sure you start with the side that doesn't have adhesive going up the side and the adhesive is on the bottom. Line up the edge of the paper with the bottom of the box and the adhesive towards the bottom. This will create the side to your box. When you have it all adhered, take your bone folder and rub it on the inside of the box where the adhesive is from the paper you just attached. This will make it adhere and stick better.
Add the little white strip to the center of the front of your box. The put Tear and Tape on the bottom edge of the long strip of black paper. Adhere it just like you did the red strip making sure the adhesive is at the bottom. You are going to want to make sure the top of the black strip is even with the top of the box. This is now Santa's belt.
To make the belt buckle, adhere the small piece of black paper to the center of the Crushed Curry piece of paper, then adhere it to black strip. On Twila's project she added two black strips (1/2" x 5 1/2") to make suspenders. I didn't add it to my project because of the size of my goodies in the bag.
For the tag I used the stamp set The Little Things in the Holiday catalog and punched it out with the 2 1/4" circle punch. The red piece is cut out with a retired 2 1/2" circle punch. You could use a framelit from the Layering Circle Framelits for your red circle.
I have been trying to use up some of my retired ribbon and got this ribbon out of my stash.
Here is a close up of the tag I created. I needed something fast to make as I decided at 12:30am I needed to make 20 of these. LOL
These are all of the ones that I made our small group. Aren't these so cute! I just love how they turned out.
I had a lot of fun creating projects for this series to share with all of you. I hope you have enjoyed it too!
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a great week!
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