Friday, September 30, 2011

Boxing...

A lot of times I get boxes to alter for classes, but its actually quite fun and not too hard to make boxes from scratch on your own.

Here's one we made in class last month.  It's made from 7gypsies book covers (6X6") which are great for box building 'cos the chipboard is nice and sturdy.


Through the magic of Beacons glue and some washi tape for hinges, you get a box that flips open like this:

 And a little book to keep inside it.

It feels quite good to be able to make a box on your own (as opposed to buying a pre-made one and altering it).  So maybe everyone will get boxes for Christmas this year eh?

7 comments:

June said...

nice one. Now I'm inspired to make some boxes. If I can get my butt off the chair and start :)

Sue said...

I like this very much! I'm exploring creating boxes now so this is great inspiration. :)

Joan said...

So nice! When is your next class? I would love to make one too!

Blossom inch said...

cantek...memang cantek, love your gypsies box Sharon..very vintagey look la..

~Sasha Farina~ said...

it flips open? wow.. is there anything you CANNOT do, woman? loving this one~!

sharon Ong said...

Hi Joan, the run for this class is actually over (it ran in Aug and Sep) so there isn't actually any class for this coming up. You might like to keep a lookout on the Laines Papeterie and PaperMarket blogs for any upcoming box-making classes. None in october though...

Lorraine said...

EEK - this is totally gorgeous! I love it!