Sunday, August 09, 2009

My first tutorial

When having too much mind time, I was bugged by the fact I wanted to make a purell holder. I tried and tried but no mojo! So I asked one of my websites to help me out and I got one response. She was soooo incredible that she made this box for me. Her name is Belinda Johnson. She sent me pictures but non of them turned out very well and at the same time I got a lot of members asking me to send them pictures of this wonderful project.

Enough is enough...I have been spending my time taking pictures, recreating, re-measuring, being really excited for my first tutorial! But before I show you how to make this wonderful project, I want to give a shout out to Belinda for spending her weekend creating this wonderful project for me! Thank you Belinda!!!

Purell Box Tutorial

Start with a piece of card stock that measures - 3" X 10 1/2"

Score both sides 3/4" along the length

Turn card stock and score at 3/4", 1 1/2", 4 1/4", 5", 7 3/4", and 8 5/8"

Cut as I have diagramed. Cut the 3/4" tab at an angles.

Place sticky strip on the side flaps at the bottom of the box and on the both sides of the angled top side. (Be care not to put adhesive on the top side flaps.)

This is what it will look like when you sart to put it together. The 3/4" tab will fold to the back of the box.

This is a picture of the front of the box with side flaps.

This is a view of the open box

The 3/4" angled top will tuck into the back of the box

Here is another view.

This is the finished project. It will hold a 0.5 fluid oz container. I used a pop up glue dots to adhere "thanks" so I could tuck the front flap under this embellishment. You can also use magnets or velcro.

I am so happy with my creation. Please check back in a couple of days and I will have one more tutorial for a bigger bottle of purell.

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