You may be surprised to know that this Halloween Small Hexagon Box is actually very simple to make! I saw a lot of these boxes being made and found some directions to try!
The base of the hexagon box is made with Basic Black cardstock. The lid is made with a piece of Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper. The top circles are punched with the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, and the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch. The greeting on the lid is from the Spooky Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set. And the cute little bat I found on my table already cut out with the Home Sweet Home Thinlits Dies. Of course the Halloween monster on the side of the box is from the popular Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp Set.
Here’s a funny story! After I stamped and colored in the little Halloween guy, I went to my Big Shot to cut him out. I happened to have several different framelit packages out on the table already but couldn’t find these Cookie Cutter framelits. I looked through the box where I keep them, no luck. I looked on my kitchen table where I stamp and on the desk, couldn’t find them. Looked by the Big Shot again, no sign of the framelits to cut out this Cookie Cutter Halloween guy! So frustrating! I finally decided there was nothing hard about cutting this guy out with my Paper Snips, it would take less time than tearing the house apart looking for the framelits! I was pretty sure I’d bought the framelits to match this stamp set and the Christmas one! But maybe I hadn’t! When I sat down to write this blog post I decided to look up these framelits to try and jog my memory about whether or not I’d bought them! WELL……..crazy me!!!! There are not matching framelits!! There is the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch!!! I don’t know why I wasn’t thinking of that punch except that we have so many framelit dies now!
So for some directions for the box! Start with a piece of paper for the base (box) that is 7″ x 3 3/4″. Put the paper lengthwise in the Simply Scored board and score at 1 1/4″ on just one side. Turn the paper sideways and score at 1 1/8″, 2 1/4″, 3 3/8″, 4 1/2″, 5 5/8″ and 6 3/4″. Now looking at the paper the same way (landscape) cut on all the short score lines from the bottom up to the one sideways score line. The very shortest little tab on the right, cut off. Crease all the score lines. Put adhesive on the very narrow tab above the one that was just cut off and adhere that tab to the other side of the paper to form the hexagon box. All the short tabs are going to be the bottom of the box. Turn the box upside down so that the short tabs are at the top for you to adhere, but place something inside the box, like a stack of washi tape inside, to help hold ,the shape of the box. I adhered opposite tabs to each other making sure they were straight to each other to form the hexagon shape of the box.
The lid goes pretty much the same way! Start with the paper 7 1/4″ x 2″. Turning the paper lengthwise, score at 1 1/4″ on one side. Turn the paper sideways and score at 1 1/8″, 2 1/4″, 3 1/2″, 4 5/8″, 5 3/4″ and 7″. Crease all the score lines. Turn the paper sideways like you did the box piece except instead of cutting the short score lines, this time you are going to cut on the longer score lines down to that one lengthwise score line. Cut off the very narrow long tab above the score line plus all the other long score lines. Adhere the narrow short tab to the other side to form the lid. Place the lid onto the box so that you can adhere the flaps in the same manner as you did for the box. If you make the lid while on the box you can be assured it will fit properly.
For a little extra strength, punch a piece of cardstock with the 1 3/4″ inch Circle Punch to adhere to the bottom of the box and then decorate the top of the lid and the rest of the box however you like.
For a link to the blog and tutorial where I found the directions, click here.
Try making your own small hexagon box and see how easy it is! Make them for any occasion for small gifts or treats for a holiday or party favor! Endless opportunities!
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