Today my box project is not from a cut file -- I just didn't feel like doing all the figuring out how to design a project and wanted something different anyway, so I did something different!!! LOL!!! I made a box from scratch with a turkey image I found on the internet. Ready to see it?!!! Well, here it is:
Here's a top view of the treat box where the treats are tucked away:
This box may look a bit complicated, but it was soooo easy! It's simply taking a picture of one of the turkeys, flipping another of the pictures, and gluing them back-to-back so there's a turkey on both sides; I did two sets. Next I measure a box sized to fit and glue between the sets of turkeys, and I had a treat box!!! Here, let me show you.
First, from the image I found on the internet, I printed out 4 turkeys in WordPerfect onto cardstock (2 turkeys per page) and flipped 1 on each page for my 2 sets of turkeys:
I cut out all four (4) turkeys, took 2 of the flipped opposites as shown on the picture below, and glued it back to back; I did the same with the other set of 2 -- BUT wait, I didn't do the second set just yet!!! You'll see why in a minute.
Using one of the turkeys from the second set, I measured what size treat box I'd need to fit between my turkeys by outlining the size of the box on the back of the turkey (I didn't worry about drawing on the turkey because I'd be gluing the other one to the backside. This is why I waited). I determined the width of my box would be 1.50" and the length 3.50". Look about right, huh? :
Now, so just how did I figure out how to do my box scaled to this size? Well, it was easy and my method can be used to fit any size image; let me explain. I know I want my box now to be 1.50" inches across and 3.50" down to fit between my turkey, so I had to figure what size paper I'd need for the box allowing for the sides and the tabs. Using the method illustrated on the picture below, 5.50" x 4.50 would be the paper size I'd need for the treat box:
I'd already figured I wanted my box to be 1" deep as that would be enough to hold several small candies and not so deep as to make my turkey look like 2 turkeys!!! You'll see what I mean!!! Because a visual always helps me with where my scoring will be, I draw out the box according to the width, length, sides, and tabs on the 5.50" x 4.50" sheet of paper. Doing this shows me I would score at 1", 2.50", 3.50" , and 5" across the 5.50" side of the paper, and at 1" across the 4.50" side of paper. As a rule, I always allow the same number of inches for my bottom tabs as I do for the sides of my box, and only 1/2" for the side closure tab:
Once I cut out my paper size and scored it, I folded along the score lines; cut the bottom tabs up to the bottom 1" score line, and cut out the bottom tab beneath the side closure tab -- as shown below:
I then adhered the treat box together by gluing the side tab to the opposite end side, and gluing the bottom tabs in place -- you know how to glue a box!!! Lol!!! Here's what the glued box looked liked when measured to my box illustration -- Perfect Fit... always!!!:
Now, I glued the back side of the second set of turkeys together! Having my 2 sets of turkeys and my box, and being I'd covered up the drawn illustration, I glued my box in place approximately where I figured I'd measured it to go:
I then glued the other turkey set to the top side of the treat box to get this:
By manipulating the feet and the bottom wings, I got my turkey to stand on his own -- I'm sure the 2 sheets of cardstocks used to glue the 2 turkeys images together helped with it being sturdy enough.
Pretty cool, huh?!!! Well, of course I'm not done yet, I have to decorate it!!! Before highlighting the turkey with black, orange and yellow stickles, adding the ribbon and candies, I used a hot glue -- for instant gratification -- to glue together the two turkey heads and along the breast to give the appearance of it being one turkey -- this is why I didn't want the treat box to be too deep. Well, it's all done!!! Wanna see it again?
I really hope you like this little project, it was so much fun to do!!! And, hopefully, you'll try it -- you can always follow my means of measurement to get that perfect fit for your internet image treat box... lol!!!
Should you have any questions, you can leave me a comment; I'll get back to you!
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