DIY: The Pinch Top Box


Yesterday with the Elbow Grease recipe I promised to show you the little boxes that I made for these gifts.  Now I don’t know about you – but school is out in 2-1/2 weeks and I have 3 kids… you do the math.  That’s a lot of little gifts to get done and delivered so my overall theme with the boxes was quick, easy and done.

I also don’t have a lot of time this week so I wasn’t able to do a full-blown step-by-step project but I did include a few photos for you below of the process to make these – they are SO EASY!

For all you wedding followers out there – this is a super easy favor box template too!  You can adjust the base size to fit everything from a chocolate truffle to a cupcake.

Simply click on the link: Pinch Top Box Template to get started!

Other Available Supplies Shown:

Four Frames Stamp Set
Decorative Label Punch
1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch
1/16″ Handheld Circle Punch
Sticky Strip (great for seams on boxes!)

Once you have completed the template, press all of the score lines with a bone folder for sharp edges. Use Sticky Strip on the outer edge of the flap, attaching to the inside of the opposite flap to close the box.

Fold up all of the bottom flaps and using the Sticky Strip again, glue the last flap to the bottom of the box.

Put one of your tins inside of the box and using both fingers (I had to use my other one to take the picture!) push in the sides to pinch the top of the box together.

Using a handheld circle punch – punch two holes at the top of the box for your ribbon. Make sure you punch in locations that will also catch the pushed in sides of your box. Thread your ribbon through all holes and tie a bow.


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