Saturday, May 26, 2018

Graduation Hat Box

Graduation Hat Box

I am so proud of my husband. He graduated this week from Johns Hopkins University with a Masters Degree in Applied Economics. I made him this box to celebrate his lifelong ambition of getting an advanced degree in Economics.

I used cardstock and chipboard to construct this box.

Here is the PDF.

Here is the .Studio file

 There are two size ovals.  Make sure that you keep them together.  The smaller ovals are for the bottom and the larger ovals are for the top of the box.

 The narrow piece (rim) forms the top of the box. Make it into a circle and glue. Repeat for the other wider piece.

 Bend down the tabs as shown above.

 Apply glue to all of the tabs.

Put the seam on the side of the box and add the corresponding oval which is - large oval & small rim - for the top of the box.  Place one of the larger ovals inside the box and the other on the outside.  
 Repeat for the bottom of the box which is -  small oval & large rim.
 Make the top of the hat by sandwiching chipboard between two pieces of black squares.
 Glue the top of the box to the center of the square.
 Glue six circles together to make the button on the top of the hat.
 Make the tassel. Take the strips of paper and fold in half.  Tie them together with the short strip of paper.
 Thread the charm through the short strip of paper and glue at the back point.
 Cut the tassel to make it even.

 Put glue in the center of the hat and add the tassel. Put glue on the button and put on top of the tassel.
Completed Hat Box.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Butterfly Square Box

I love butterflies.  I just planted some zinnias which attract butterflies and thought it would be fun to make a butterfly box.
 My pretty butterfly box with my newly planted zinnias in the 

 I made two versions.  One with flourishes on the sides.
 The other with no flourishes.  
The Butterfly wings slide together to close the top of the box.

I used 60 lb. cardstock to make the box.  Here is the PDF.

Here is the .Studio file.

Hoping to see a lot of butterflies in my Zinnia garden!

Last year's zinnias.  I had at least twenty five butterflies visit my garden daily.