Over the past couple of weeks I’ve shown you how to make different gift boxes. I started with a simple tray box with a separate lid. Then last week I showed you how to turn your tray box into a book style box. Today I have another variation on the tray box, this time turning it into a drawer or matchbox. In fact so you could see what I was doing I made one very large matchbox!
For this project my finished box size is 7-1/2″ x 4″ x 1-3/4″, but you could make this any size you want.
First let’s look at the basic process for making the matchbox…
As promised, here’s the measurements I used to create the matchbox in the video:
- Real Red Card – 7-1/2″ x 11″ scored on each side at 1-3/4″
- Let It Snow Specialty DSP – 7-1/2″ x 12″
MAKING A STRONGER MATCHBOX
The strength of the outside part of the box depends on the product used for the wrapping part of the process. For many projects Designer Series Paper like the Let It Snow Specialty DSP used in the video is fine. As an alternative however you could wrap the tray box in the same way but use card instead.
In this second project I wrapped the box using Real Red card, marking the folds and sharpening the creases exactly as shown in the video. Then before gluing the ends of the wrap together I decorated it using pieces from the Let It Snow Specialty DSP.
For this option I cut the DSP as follows:
- 1 piece 3-3/4″ x 7-1/4″ for the top.
- 2 pieces 1-1/2″ x 7-1/4″ for the long sides.
- If desired cut 2 pieces 1-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ for the short sides of the drawer
I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach the DSP pieces to the card wrap. Then I wrapped it around the drawer and secured the ends to each other using Tear & Tape Adhesive.
With that done, I was ready to add my gift and tie some ribbon around the box to secure it shut. If you’re worried about people peeking simply wrap the gift with tissue paper before putting in into the drawer.
Whichever material you choose, to calculate the size of the piece needed to wrap around the drawer use the following formula…
- Width = the width or length of your box (which ever is LONGER).
- Length = the width or length of your box (which ever is SHORTER) + the height of the box. Then multiply that by 2 and add 1/2″ so you can overlap and secure the wrap to itself.
OTHER BOX PROJECTS AND VIDEOS
If you missed my original tray box project and video, or the book style box project and video, you’ll find them in these blog posts:
I’ll have more in my box making series in future blog posts. Make sure you subscribe to my blog to receive an e-mail each day when I publish my latest papercraft project.
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