Friday, 10 April 2015

Hexagonal Box

A beautiful hexagonal box and lid - isn't this stylish!

I found the idea on Crafty Hallett, but changed the dimensions of the lid as the original one had quite a large lid, and I preferred one that didn't cover the box so much.

It was simpler to make than I thought; you just need to remember where to put the tape or glue!

Dimensions I used:
LID:  11" x 3 3/4"
Score long; 1 3/4, 3 1/2, 5 1/4, 7, 8 3/4, 10 1/2
Score short: 3/4, 1 3/4
BASE:  7" x 10 1/4"
Score long:  1 5/8, 3 1/4, 4 7/8, 6 1/2, 8 1/8, 9 3/4
Score short:  1 3/4, 5 1/2
Cut off the bottom and top small rectangles to make a tab

Taping- now the fun begins
Tape the tab
Cut the pieces at the bottom (2" deep ones) up to the first score line - put tape on 2nd, 4th and 6th one
Then turn it over and tape the whole of the top
Burnish all the folds well - helps give it a neat finish.
Then make up the box :
Pull the long sticky strip off and stick down
This is the inside of the box and won't be seen
Then fold the box around and stick the tab to the far side on the inside - it will make sense!
I found the bottom fun to put together.
 You will see that each taped tab has a non taped partner - just get the partners together.
And voilĂ  - the box is made and for the lid - exactly the same directions but different dimensions!
You can now decorate to your hearts content.
MY TOP TIP:  I used sticky tape to start with to get the where it needs to go sorted  but on the lid I found it much easier to work with Tombow; thought it gave me more control when putting it together as there is a bit of wiggle room before it sets.
Happy box making

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