Saturday, June 1, 2019

Tool Box Gift Box - tutorial

Time for the new anything crafty goes challenge at
We are a month long just for fun challenge site.
Won't you share what craft project you've made with us ?

This month I am sharing a "gift box" I made from scratch.
I knew the recipient likes chocolate oranges,
so I wanted to make something fun to present them in.
I also added a gift card.

Basic how to's:

Use your math skills to create the size of box
and ends you will need to hold your treats.

I used chipboard to build my box with.
A heavy duty double sided adhesive tape was used
to hold it together. 

This photo shows the pattern for the end 
I made from scrap paper, ready to be traced
onto the chipboard then cut out with scissors.

The ends of the box cut out with holes punched
at the tops to push a dowel rod through to
create the toolbox handle.

Assemble with your favorite heavy duty adhesive.

I painted my chipboard pieces with glossy
acrylic craft paint after it was assembled. 

Once again, put those math skills to use 
to create a tray to fit in the top of the toolbox.
I used red card stock for the tray.

The tools were created with a die set from Stampin' Up!
Silver metallic card stock for the metal parts
and Crumb Cake stamped/sponged with ink
for the wooden parts.

I added a small envelope on the underside
to hold the gift card.
Ignore the Merry Christmas sentiment ;)
It just so happens that is what the project
was actually made for,
but I wanted to wait to share it with you now.
I thought it would make a fun design team
project for the month of June, Father's Day. 

I ran a piece of dowel rod through two holes
punched at the top of the ends.
It is removable to get the treats out.

So much work - but fun making it ! 

Thanks for looking, have a great day :)


  1. Such a cool masculine make and thanks for the instructions

    Fellow teamie at LTCCB

  2. Fab gift bag. Sam (Fellow DT Member LTCCB) x


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