Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Little Paper Boxes

This week to get the kids ready and thinking about conference I delivered little paper boxes stuffed with Hershey's nugget chocolates and a message about how to prepare for conference, but I think this would be fun for any reason. The message read:

How to make the most out of General Conference:
1. Make conference personal by reviewing the names and faces of the general authorities.
2. Make a list of questions of concerns you would like help with. Ponder and pray about your list.
3. Have note-taking materials ready.
4. Use your notes to help set personal goals to act on what you've learned or what you've been prompted to do.
5. Follow the prophets by obeying their counsel.

The boxes are super easy to make, Just see below for what you'll need to know.

Paper (I used four different 12X12 Scrapbook papers)
Paper cutter
ruler (I used my see through quilting ruler and it was perfect)

Box How To:
1. First you will need to get your paper ready. For one box cut 1 piece of paper 5 1/2 by 3 7/8 inches for the box, 1 piece 4 1/2 by 3 inches for the box wrapper, 3 pieces 1 by 3 inches for the chocolate wrappers. If you happen to have a tag punch this is cute too.

2. To make the box take the piece of paper that you have cut to 5 1/2 by 3 7/8 and score it twice on each side. Score one line at 5/8 of an inch and the other line at 1 1/4 inch. Create creases on the score lines. Next you will cut on the fold lines so that your box now looks like this.

3. You will also have to add a diagonal crease to the 5/8 inch squares created by the fold lines in each of your corners going from the outside corner to the inside corner where your fold lines meet by scoring a line first. Just like this.

4. Next it's time to fold your box, no glue necessary! Start by making sure you have good creases on all of your fold lines. This will make folding your box much easier. Using the diagonal folds in the corners pinch in your short sides first.

5. Next fold the short sides of your box over the diagonal folds hiding them. They will continue to pop out until you fold your long sides down.

6. Wrap your chocolates with the 1 by 3 inch pieces of paper seams down and set them in the box along with any message you may want to add.

7. Create your match box top by wrapping your box with the 4 1/2 by 3 inch piece of paper creating folds where necessary and making sure that your seam ends up on the bottom side of the box. Glue down seam.

8. Tie a ribbon around your box and add a tag.

Voila! You are finished!

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