I just love making these little miniature boxes.  Aren’t they cute!

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Last week I made one for a door hanger project and promised a template for it this week.  So here it is.. more or less.  lol

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I tried to make it such that the template actually printed to the size/measurements shown on the template.  However, I could not get it to be exact.  Sorry I’m so computer challenged.smileyrolleyes.gif  However because of the angles and shape of the template it is relatively easy to tell where the folds and cuts go without doing any measuring.

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So the easiest thing to do is simply print the template, cut it out and then just trace around the outside of it.  As long as the proportions are kept the same, the template will work fine to make a smaller or larger size box. When I printed it out the longest measurement (which shows as 9″ on the template) was just over 8″ in actuality.  So it printed a little smaller.  The picture of the boxes at the top of this post shows this smaller box in front (“friend”) and the actual measured to scale box is shown in back (“thanks”).

If you do want to make a box the exact size as the template and you want to measure it, I have all the measurements on the template in a 1/16″ scale, ie 4/16″ instead of 1/4″.  This was just to keep it consistent.

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Here are some pictures of the box construction.  Just a note.. on the “Flap” I used a corner rounder punch to round the corners.  On “Bottom B” and “Bottom D” I used scissors to snip off a small triangular shape at the angled corners as shown in the pictures below.

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All folds are in the same direction.

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The Glittering Christmas paper on the green box is from Flourishes.

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And it’s done!  If you have any questions, just ask.  I will answer them as soon as possible which will most likely be next week.  Got a big weekend planned.  Tonight is a craft night of sorts at our church, and I will be teaching a couple of ladies how to make a few cards.  And then tomorrow is my 17 year old son’s homecoming dance.  There are 14 couples in his group.  He has organized the whole thing, has everyone showing up at our home for pictures to start the evening off (14 couples and parents) and then 2 huge limos will come to take them to dinner and the dance, etc.  Plus they are all returning here around midnight after their haunted house adventure to watch a movie in our little home theater.  Should be some crazy fun.  He is my last of 4 sons and I am cherishing every minute of it.  They grow up so so so fast…

Finally… the BLOG CANDY!  A Muse has just released the coolest set called “Hero Mail”.   $2 from the sale of each set goes to Operation Troop Aid.  Well I just love the set, and so I bought 2… one for me and one for you if you are the winner!  I’ll have it up on my blog sometime next week.  It’s a perfect set for Veteran’s Day!

Hope everyone has a great weekend.  Oh and if you do make a box or two and post them somewhere, PLEASE leave me a link.  I would LOVE to see them!!

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