I do love a challenge, and I do love boxes.
Combining the two makes me very happy!
So when I was initially asked to design a box to house a round soap, while it did cross my mind to make a cylindrical box, I decided that it wouldn’t be time saving, or space saving. Yes it is possible to make them, but not en masse, and for those who want to make large quantities, they wouldn’t store very well.
But there was another requirement for this box, that it had air holes.
Natural handmade soaps need to breath. Because of all the natural ingredients, if there wasn’t a breathing hole, they would sweat and just not be nice.
so this box, it needed to hold a round soap, and have aesthetically pleasing air holes. A few prototypes later, this was the one I came up with. Suzanne, from Scent Trail who requested it, has said they look a little like gothic windows! I quite like that!
So without further ado, here is the video tutorial of the box and design.
And measurements as follows –
cardstock measures 13 x 23.5
score along the shorter side at 2.5 and 10.5cm
score along the longer side at 2.5, 10.5, 13 and 21.
as per the video, score diagonal lines to make the fold flat area.
cardstock measures 5 1/8 by 9.25 inches
score along short side at 1″ and 4 1/8″
score along long side at 1″, 4 1/8″, 5 1/8″ and 8 1/4″
Materials used in the video –
Whisper White Cardstock
4 petal flower from Itty Bitty Punch Pack
Wild Wasabi stitched grosgrain ribbon
Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Wild Wasabi Ink
Sentiment from Blooming with Kindness stamp set
1 3/8″ circle punch
1 3/8″ scallop circle punch
Other projects showcased used the following products
Naturals White Cardstock
Perfect Plum cardstock and ink
2.5 inch circle punch
Summer Starfruit cardstock, ink and dahlia
Label Love stamp set and matching punch
7/8″ scallop circle punch
Pink Pirouette Cardstock, ink, taffeta ribbon
Petite Pairs Stamp Set
So, thank you for watching the video, if you want to shop for products, let me know via the contact form above, or just drop me a line!
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