Heart-Shaped Lidded Candy Box

Required Tools/Supplies:

  • X-acto knife and fresh blade

  • A thin metal straightedge ruler. Make fold lines by pressing against edge of the ruler.

  • Small detailing scissors

  • Good cutting mat. Cardboard does not make a good mat, for it will rough up the blade’s cuts.

  • Fast-grab, quick-dry white craft glue that dries clear

  • Small piece of aluminum foil to use as a glue pot

  • Slender and flat artist's paintbrush to apply glue

1. Cut out all parts. DO NOT cut tabs. Press tab line along metal edge of ruler as shown in photo. This will give the box a smooth and even base.
2. Once creased, cut around tabs.
3. Wrap the box sides around a cylinder such as a pen shaft so that the pieces have a nice natural curve to them. This will facilitate gluing the sides to the box base.
4. Glue tabs found on the side strip (white-to-white) to the box's inside heart. The inside heart is printed color. Note that the strip was started at the heart's bottom point. Make crease at the dip mid-top.
5. This is another view of the above step.
6. Glue the box top's decorative panel to the upper surface.
7. Repeat the above steps to assemble the bottom of the box. In addition, glue the underside's logo panel to the box. This will add strength to the box.
8. This is a view of the completed box.



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