Tuesday, May 8, 2012
For this latest Iron Craft challenge, we were tasked with:
Let’s do a box challenge.
Make something out of a box, pizza box, moving box, cigar box, match box… any box. And make it into anything. Or make a box of your own. (courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)
I thought a lot about all sorts of things I could make out of boxes, but the children wouldn't let me have any of their boxes and seemed personally offended that I would even consider that.
So I guess that left the make a box of my own part of the challenge.
But then that would mean the dreaded paper crafts. I suck at paper crafts.
My first attempt. I used plain white paper because I knew I was gonna screw up. A LOT. And didn't want to use my good stuff yet.
What you can't see in the photo above is that this box is about the size of a tiny ring box. Not big enough to hold anything useful to me.
Next, I tried to make the box bigger and more rectangular. Terrible photo for a terrible job at folding. :(
So maybe bigger and square might be the answer. The box I folded above actually looks pretty good. But what on earth was I gonna put in it?
Back to trying out a rectangular format. Yeah - construction paper does not work for origami AT ALL.
Ta da! I figured it out. Not bad eh? I even started using my good paper. But could I make a decent lid?
And look - my bracelets fit inside these lovely boxes. Well, I might have to pack them with a little stuffing, or cut the cards differently. But still. I think if I can get better at folding these little boxes, they might be a nice handmade touch to all my friendship bracelet packaging.
The second box turned out even better!
Isn't it adorable? I just used sheets of scrapbook paper that I picked up at the dollar store 4 for a buck. :D
And my bracelets fit better!
PS: I used this wonderful tutorial to learn how to make the folds for a box with a lid.
If you want to check out the other Iron Crafters - and you totally do because they are going to be way more fantastic than this sad attempt at paper crafts, check out the Flickr Group.