Last week I showed you this project on my blog.
Are you ready for the pattern and tutorial? First, click here to download the pattern. If you're having trouble opening the pattern, RIGHT click on the link and then click on "save file as." Once you've saved the file to your computer, you should be able to open it up without any problems.
Step 1: Cut and score your cardstock according to the directions on the pattern.
Stamping Tip: You'll notice that my pattern directs you to cut out little triangles. You need to cut a straight line on the score line and then cut the triangle portion out of the little tab. Cutting the triangles out helps the box go together a little better.
Have you ever put together a 3-D item and had the little tab stick out over the top of the side of your box like this?
You can click on the photo for a larger picture. Cutting out little triangles will help eliminate this problem.
Step 2: Add sticky strip to the bottom of the box as shown in the photo below.
Remove the sticky strip backing and fold it into a box.Step 3: Fold the handle portion of the box as shown in the photo below.
Step 4: Add six pieces of sticky strip along the edges of the cardstock as shown in the photo below. The pieces of sticky strip do NOT go across any score lines. Do NOT make it one continuous piece of sticky strip down the left side of the handle. It makes it so much easier to put together.
Step 5: Remove the backing off the two longest pieces of sticky strip and adhere the handle together like this.
Step 6: Using the small oval punch, punch out an oval from a scratch piece of paper. Add adhesive to the back and adhere it to the cardstock where you'd like the handle to be.
Step 7: Line up the punched out oval inside of the oval punch and punch the oval through the cardstock.
Step 8: Remove the four pieces of stick strip off the bottom of the handle and adhere it inside the box bottom.
Step 9: Embellish as desired and add two mini milk cartons.
If you make one of these mini milk carton holders, I'd love to see it. Leave a comment on this post with a link to your creation so we can all take a peek. Thanks for stopping by!