Below are the scoring instructions for these one-piece boxes. I shift the card stock slightly when scoring to allow the top to be just a bit larger than the bottom. I find that the great fit is worth the extra effort to figure out (and follow) the slightly more complicated scoring directions.
Once the scoring is done, I cut, trim and slightly wedge the flaps and tabs.
Then I apply two-sided tape. You will notice there is only one row of tape when a flap is simply folded over. The edges with a second row of tape are where tabs are adhered before the flap is folded over.
Then I fold and score. Next up is the assembly. I first adhere the sections that don’t have any tabs to tuck under. When there are tabs to tuck, I align/square the side tabs and adhere them to the tape then I fold over the flap.
I plan to make better written instructions as well as a video in the future. In the meantime, if you have any questions, let me know in a comment on this post, via email or DM me on Instagram.
Create. Treat. Repeat.
I made 10 of these boxes plus 10 gift card holders adhered to belly band around the treat boxes. There was one treat package for each of the 10 women at Ottawa’s Interval House women’s shelter.
The dimensions for the box are pictured above. Below are some in-progress photos of the boxes being made.
If you would like more detailed instructions, please let me know. I would be happy to share.
Chocolate chip cookies are always a fun treat. I am making 20 little treat packages for the children of the women at Ottawa’s Interval House women’s shelter.
I started with a 9-1/2″x6″ piece of paper. I was happy that I can make 2 packages for one piece of 12″x12″ paper. I applied 2-sided tape along the 6″ side and about 5″ tape along one end of one 9-1/2″ edge and about 5″ of tape in the middle of the other 9-1/2″ edge.
To make it easier to form a cylinder, I found a round bottle of the correct diameter. In this case, one of my water bottles was perfect. You could easily wrap newspaper around an empty paper towel or toilet paper roll if you can’t find something to wrap your paper around. I peeled off the paper and formed a cylinder. Don’t make it too snug or it will be hard to slide the paper off your bottle/jar.
Once the cylinder was formed, it’s time to lift off the paper from one strip of tape to press together one end of the cylinder.
Then you pop your treat into the pouch, adjust the treat and paper at the unsealed edge so that you can close it at a 90 degree angle to the bottom closed edge. Now you can strip off the paper from the tape at the other end and press together.
And you have a closed package, ready to put a label with sentiment on. Create your labels using whatever ore-cut tags or labels that you have on hand, or punch or die-cut some if you happen to have those tools on hand. Below is a photo of the tools and stamps I used.
Make just one, or make many. Adjust the width and height of the paper to fit whatever treat you would like to package.
Create. Treat. Repeat.