Monday, September 22, 2008

Purse Box Tutorial

I saw this adorable project a while back on someone's blog, so I knew I just had to try it with the Homeroom kit!

First, you'll need to gather your supplies:

One solid piece of cardstock cut 2 1/2" x 2 1/2".
One piece of patterned paper cut 8" x 3"
One scalloped strip of patterned paper cut approx 8" x 1/2"

To make the little cardstock square into a box base, score lines 1/2 inch in around the whole square. Then score on the corners where the lines meet (see diagram).
I just scored by putting my square in a trimmer and running my scissors over the places I needed to score.
Fold in all the edges.
Then adhere using super sticky tape, glue dots, or whatever your strong adhesive of choice is. ;)

Line one long edge and one short edge of the long rectangle of patterned paper with adhesive. Make sure this is the side you don't want on the outside of the bag.
Place your little box on one adhesive lined edge of the paper.
And start rolling it along, making sure that it's sticking really well to the paper.
Wrap the paper all the way around the box, and the adhere the edges together. If you have any little edges folding up like I did, just go back with a mini glue dot to make sure it sticks down.
Wrap the scalloped strip along the bottom edge in the same way.
Here's what the inside of the box looks like. How cute to fill up with candy!!!
To make the handles, I punched two small circles:
Then folded them in half and punch a hole through them.
Adhere to the top, and tie some ribbon through them to hold it shut! Add whatever embellishments you would like to the bag... a tag... whatever!
This whole bag took me MAYBE 15 minutes to make. Super easy and makes an adorable treat bag for someone special!


Greta Adams said...

soooo stinking cute and what a great idea for the put a litle candy or something in them for a happy!!

Jana Eubank said...

Totally cute! Love it! Love it! Wouldn't these be cute with Halloween papers, too?! Eeek! So many possibilities!

Noel said...

SO sweet!!!!

Ashley M said...

this is adorable! how cute would it be to make as a goodie bag for a birthday party or something like that!

Benga said...

very cute! great for holding some sweet treats!TFS!

scraphag said...

i want to make a bazillion of cute

Tessa Ann* said...

This is such a cute idea!
Gotta give it a try :)