Friday, October 17, 2008

It's Friday!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah!!!!!!!!! My hubby and I are going to my parents tonight for a free and scrumptious meal and then we are leaving... without any kids!!!!!!! They like to keep the boys @ every other weekend, but they haven't been able to keep them for @ 1 1/2 months. So... they asked to keep them ALL WEEKEND!!!!!!!!! Well, of course you can!!!
We have no plans. We just want to sit on the sofa and listen to quietness! Can you tell I'm excited??
I thought I would share a project I'm working on for Christmas:

I plan to make lots of these little boxes and fill them with home made goodness! Money is tight for everyone and I used supplies that are just sitting around my house. I bet you have everything you need to make these neat boxes.
I used the same box that brought me scapping goodies! I'm recycling and getting Christmas presents done! So, you measure and cut your box in half. For mine it was 7". This will leave you with 2 open boxes. Measure the width of the box. Mine was 3". This is how far you will cut each corner of your box. We are going to close in our box. Using a ruler, bend each flap that you just made so that it closes. You will leave one of the long flaps loose. Tape the other flaps. Use a paintable tape!! Now, with a knife, cut down the sides of your box so that you will have a lid. Wheew! Hard part is over! Paint the edges, corners, and creases of your box to match the paper you will use.

Now all you have to do is glue your paper on. Make sure your paper is slightly shorter than the section of the box. For the final touch, I measured and found the center of my box lid flap. I went slightly to the left and right of center and placed eyelets. On the side of the box, I punched holes. Then I ran a coordinating ribbon through the holes and eyelets. This acts as your closure.

I hope my directions make sense. If you have any questions, just leave them in the comments and I'll be sure to answer them.

Have a great weekend!!!!!!

1 comment:

Jenny B in Indy said...

I want to try this. Love it!!!