Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fold-Out Box

So, I see these boxes in the stores and I'm thinking that maybe they would be great for organizing some of the stuff I have on my desk. So, here is what I did...

The box opens up and reveals four little covered trays, perfect for stashing some paper clips and loose change.Or band-aids and candy? Anyway, I'm thinking I should dress it up a little.

Because I do love the kraft paper look, I left a a little 1/4" border of it around for most of it. Plus, it made it easier to cover by making these panels.So, for the three sides, I cut red cardstock 3 3/4" x 6 1/8". Then, layered a printed 3 1/4" x 5 7/8" cardstock on top.

For the fourth side that opens, I made two panels: one with red 1 1/2" x 6 1/8" and printed 1 1/4" x 5 7/8" and the other panel was red 1 3/4" x  6 1/8" with printed 1 1/2" x 5 7/8".

For the tops of the four inside trays, I made 3 1/2" squares in red with 3 1/4" squares printed on top.For the bottoms of trays, I just made red 3 1/2" squares.

For the front of the trays, I made red 3 1/2" x 1/2" pieces.

 For the sides red 3 1/2" x 1" pieces.

For the rest of the inside of the box, I thought about treating it like a multi-panel card and measuringeach section, minus 1/4" around to make the panels.Then, I thought it would look to busy because of the floral print I chose, so I left it plain. Sometime, you just gotta know when to stop!

All in all it was pretty fast and easy just taping the panels in place. And these boxes are regularly $3.99, in-store for $2.99, not sure for how long at that price!I think the whole project cost me less than $6.00, I think I'll make another one!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you are having a great week!


  1. OMG, I just love it and would love to make some! One question, though, are the boxes already assembled and we just have to decorate the boxes and the panel that goes around it?

  2. Hi Cheryl! Yes, the boxes are completely assembled and are ready to use.I think they have a magnet in the flaps to help keep them closed.

    I think if I didn't make the panels then I might just decorate with washi tape, maybe my next one?

  3. Wow this is so cool, I will have to check the Hilo store to see if they have it there... Great gift idea to give to the teacher's for the new school year... Love it!

  4. Hi Joy,

    What a great idea. I love how you decorated it. How do you come up with thise ideas?

    Sharon Ohata

  5. Hi Joy! I'm glad that you keep me aware of what I miss at BFC. I am definitely going to search for that unique box to decorate. I also will be anxiously waiting for the new Sizzix die that Cheryl showed on your show.

  6. Oh WOW Joy, you sure turned a plain box into an awesome organizer. The colorful DP brightens it up. Totally gorgeous.

  7. I LOVE BOXES! This one is just so fun and your decorative idea makes it just too amazing to resist. Oh my...all the uses for a box like this that can be prettied up. They should make them in all different sizes =)

  8. Hey Everybody! If you make one ,too, please share it! I want to see what you crafty peeps come up with!


  9. What a fabulous project, Joy! Loving the papers you chose, and the utility of the boxes. Great gift idea. Mahalo for sharing.


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