Today I have a really fun gift box to share with you. I’ve made square and rectangular so called impossible boxes in the past and I wanted to see if I could make a hexagonal one this time and here it is….
Here’s the other side of it…
And here’s how it opens….
I recorded a video to show you the original box in more detail and then made another one. I’ve love you to check out my video by clicking on the image below:
Or you can watch the video over on YouTube by CLICKING HERE and you can give me a thumbs up and leave a comment too.
In my design process I had been playing around with different sizes and making sure the mechanism would all fit together and when I got to the end result I hadn’t realised that I could get the main box from one piece of card so my directions and video use 2 pieces. However, I suspect that the closure may work better this way so I stand by this method, lol!
To make this box in the video you’ll need the following supplies:
- 2 pieces of Azure Afternoon card each measuring 7-3/4″ x 5″
- score on the short side at 1-1/2″, 3″ and 4-1/2″
- score on the long side at 1-1/2″, 4″, 5-1/2″ and 7″
- a piece of Azure Afternoon to punch 2 x 2-3/8″ circles to reinforce the base
- Bright & Beautiful designer series paper trimmed to the following sizes:
- 6 pieces = 1/2″ x 1-1/4″
- 6 pieces =1-1/2″ x 1-1/4″
- Scraps of Bright & Beautiful DSP to die cut the stars and small balloons to decorate
- a scrap of Basic White card to stamp the sentiment and die cut
The finished boxes measures 3″ x 2-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ when it’s closed, so you could add in all sorts of little gifts!
Here is the box I made in the video alongside the original one…
The box I made in the video got a little bit misshapen, so please take your time when you glue to the base pieces together. Learn from my mistakes!!
I hope you like this gift box will give it a try too.
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