14 January, 2013

A Little Box & Tutorial from Shell

Hi BloggersThere are so many times when we have a beautiful little gift that requires an especially beautiful little box for it.  Shell created this little box for a special Pandora bead  & also showed us how to make our own.

Shell explains:  'Today I'm sharing a tutorial on how to create a cute little gift box. The size is perfect for filling with choccies or for jewellery.
I have made this for my MIL so I can put a Pandora bead in it for her! I wanted a shabby chic girly theme so I have chosen Le Belle Jardin Collection With its beautiful peach/pink colours
Here is what it will look like finished:'

To make this you will need:

X2 sheets pattern paper
organza lace motif

1. Cut cardstock 10"X 7.5"
2. Score along the 10" line at
1 1/4"
3 3/4"
6 1/4"
8 3/4"

3. Score along 71/2" side at 2 1/2" & 5"

4. Cut along the second score line along the 10" side to the first score line in the middle. Then cut along to the 1 1/4" line & the other way to the 3 3/4" line. Repeat this at all corners then cut inner corners of the small flaps as shown in picture 

5. Place some double sided tape on the small flaps & 2 large flaps (only on one side of box). See where I have marked in pink for tape placement

6. Fold box ends & stick down

7. Fold both sets of inner flaps. Keep the tape on the inside & stick to form inner box

8. Fold up the sides to form the box

9. Time to decorate
X6 pieces 1 1/8"X 2 3/8"
X4 pieces 2 3/8" X 2 3/8"
Ink the edges

Stick to outside of box

Attach lace & ribbon as desired. Just make sure you do not cover the opening with it

10. Cut a strip 1"X11" & wrap it around the box. Make sure it is loose enough to slip on & off then attach the ends with tape

Decorate the band with ribbon, flowers & lace motif

Meg's Garden products used
Le Belle Jardin- Eau de Cologne P6293
Cream Lace P6240
Princess Flower MH003
Lace L2976
Light pink & pink ribbon R609
Organza Lace Flower Lace 1

Other Products used
versa colour ink pinecone, white cardstock

Next time you have a special gift to give you now have a special package to place it in! I hope you will try it out!CheersShell'
A fabulous little box Shell - well done & thank you so much for showing us how to do it.  There are so many times we need a little box & now we do not have to think about where to get one.  So much more elegant than a little bag.
Doing the tutorial on the board was particularly helpful in being able to visualise the dimensions.
Bye for now


  1. beautiful Shell,awesome idea for a little gift box...hugs Anita..xx

  2. Fab box! I will save this TUT! And I really love the flowerlayering on the top!

  3. wow what a fabulous tutorial Shell ... perfect little exquisite box, so divine x

  4. So pretty....excellent tutorial :)

  5. superbe ta boite! merci pour le tuto! bises

  6. Wow Shell the finished box is gorgeous!

  7. thanks for sharing with us your great tutorial

  8. Your little box is such a clever idea and how sweet it is! fab tut too Shell! xoxo