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 voilà - 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