Sunday, 20 April 2014

Little boxes - and eggs....

 A happy Easter Sunday to you all

How do you make little boxes? There are all sorts of complicated patterns out there, but I always make mine the same way. Take a square of cardstock and score down each side - for this example, which would make a good box to hold an embellished card I used a 8" square, and scored at 1" on four sides. Snip up to the line on all four corners...


 attach some double sided tape


fold the corners in and stick. You have a box in seconds....


To make a bottom, just score at 1 1/4" all round so that it's slightly smaller than the top....


Adjust the measurements to suit your project, here, I used a 6" square, scored at 2" to make these sweet little Easter baskets - which I made as guest designer for The Ribbon Girl challenge. The lace and flowers are from the Ribbon Girl, as is the seam binding around the box........ 




which I coloured with pastel coloured ProMarkers, then plaited before tying around the box......



and now I must dash - I have to help two little boys searching for eggs in the
 garden and must help them eat them......

See you tomorrow x

11 comments:

cardchick's world said...

Gorgeous boxes!! luv the soft colors..the decorating is beautiful too...Have a beautiful Easter with your family and of course enjoy eating too

Maryellen Webber said...

Thanks for the tutorial on making these pretty boxes. They are beautiful! Hope you and your family enjoy a Happy Easter together.
Hugs,
Maryellen

Jessica said...

Beautiful! Although I'm not surprised, all your creations are beautiful. Love the ribbon plaiting. Cute little baskets too.
Happy Easter my friend. Enjoy your day. Hugs, Jess

Craftychris said...

Such gorgeous boxes and the tutorial is brilliant! Thank you! Have a lovely Easter! xx

S.Bayles said...

Love the boxes they are "BEAUTIFUL"..Wishing you a blessed "Easter"!

Carol said...

What lovely boxes Enfys. The soft pastel colors and pretty ribbons and flowers are so perfect for Easter. For some reason, my pea brain always imagines making them to be a much more complex to make. Thanx for the reminder about how truly easy they are to make. Perhaps I will make them more often now.

Wishing you and your lovely family a wonderful Easter!

Hugz,
Carol

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Gorgeous boxes!Happy Easter for you and your family. hugs, Helena

misteejay said...

Beautiful creations Enfys.

Hope you found all the Easter eggs before the rain hit.

Happy Easter.

Toni xx

ionabunny said...

Hope you found lots. Cute baskets

nannapat said...

Lovely little boxes Enfys. I hope you've had a lovely day with the family and that you didn't pinch all the kiddies' chocolate eggs! Pat x

Debbie said...

These are so cute dearie.Love them.Happy Easter.Hugs Debbie x