Saturday, 10 September 2011

Milk Carton Tutorial for Cupcake Craftroom

Good Morning All

Something different for me today.  I was asked by Mandy over at Cupcake Craftroom to do a little tutorial on how to put together a Milk Carton box.  These are really fun to do and I hope this tutorial will inspire you to try one!  This is my first tutorial so please let me know how I get on! 

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To make my milk carton box I used the template from “The Cutting Café” by Regina Easter. You can buy the template here.  I used card stock which was about 160/180gsm.  This gives the box some substance but it is not too thick that you can't fold it easily.

You can print the template directly onto your patterned paper but this means you have the lines on the inside of the box. I wanted my box to be “clean” so I printed the template and made notes of the measurements and folds and created my box this way.  


  

First of all I cut my paper to size - 25.5cm x 19.6cm and then scored along all the dotted lines using my score board and cut along the black lines to create the base.  (Please do buy the template from Regina, it only cost 99 cents which is just pennies.  This is just to show you how I marked the template up.)

Scoring Lines


 Shows the paper design side

Once you have creased all your folds the box pretty much forms itself. I stuck the box together with some very strong tape.  This is the fiddly bit but just take your time.
Fold your box

The triangle bits on the template need to be folded the opposite way which gives the "pouring spout".  You can then add a flap over the top of the box and add a ribbon to keep this closed.  All I did to do this was to punch two small holes on the lip and threaded the ribbon through.  This holds all of the top together. You can then decorate as you wish.  This is my finished box
They really are fun to make and so useful for little treats.  If you pop along to the Cupcake Craftroom challenge post for this month you will see that I also created a Christmas box as well.  

Don't forget our current challenge still running which is "Pink and Green".  Click here for all the details.
Have fun!
Pami x

7 comments:

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous Pam - love the flowers and the colours. Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial.
    Hugs, Sylvia xxx
    PS: I have just sent you an e-mail.......

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  2. Fabulous tutorial!! Great pics and very clear. You did great.

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  3. Fabulous tutorial Pam.. thank you so much
    LOve the little milk Cartons
    Lisa x

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  4. Super tutorial Pam, I'm going to have to buy this template now cos your little carton looks fab!

    Thanks Hunny
    Laurie xx

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  5. Flantastic tutorial Pam...love the little milk carton. Think I'm going to give this a go :-D The felt flowers are fabulicious...I hate to tell you but I got another 5 colours in yesterday!!! xx

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  6. Great tutorial Pam, love the milk carton and the lovely flowers.
    Diane xx

    p.s about the box...I use a score board for making boxes but you don't need the score board...For the lid cut a piece of cardstock 6cms more than your finsihed card. Score a line all the way round at 2cm from the edge and fold. You may want to snip the corners to make it easier when folding and use a strong double sided thin tape.
    For the base cut a piece of cardstock 2mm smaller than the lid and repeat the process...and hey presto you have a box.....Hope this helps and I've made sense...lol

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  7. Beautiful creation, thanks for sharing!
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Thank you so much for your lovely messages, I enjoy reading every one of them! Pami x