Good morning Crafters!
Hope you're having a good day so far. Khushboo here with a new tutorial post at the blog today.
In our field of work, boxes play as important a part as our projects. But finding a box that fits our project is a mammoth task - and an impossible one at that! To solve that problem, today I'll teach you how to make a chipboard box from scratch! With this technique, you'll be able to make a box of any size - according to your project! So let's get on with this tutorial where I list out how to make a 4x4x2 inches chipboard box.
Step 1:Take a 900gsm chipboard and cut out these sizes - one 4x4 inches piece (for the base) and four 4x2 inches pieces (for the sides).
Step 2: For the lid, cut these sizes: one 4.25x4.25 inches piece + four 4.25x1 inches pieces (ignore the sizes on the pieces below).
Step 3:For the lid, cut a cardstock measuring 7.5x7.5 inches and stick the chipboard pieces cut for the lid as shown in the pic below. Always leave a gap of 1/8th of an inch between all the pieces around your base piece (4.25x4.25 inches).
Now this is a slightly tricky part, but once you get the hang of it, it gets really easy. Make a slit along the corners of the cardstock - next to the chipboard that covers the sides (as shown below). Make sure that all the slits follow a clockwise direction. Next, trim these slits at an angle from both the sides - the way you do when you want to make a cover for your scrapbook album.
Apply your double-sided tape or glue (whatever you're comfortable with) as shown below.
Now, start first by folding the cardstock onto your side chipboard pieces (as shown below).
Now what you're left with are the long slits that you made. Every long slit will be wrapped outside the side chipboard piece as shown in the pic below.
Wrap all the long slits along the outside of the side chipboard pieces and you should get a box that looks like this:
And the top looks like this: