I discovered a very simple tutorial for making super cute little Berry Boxes by Claire on her lovely blog Fellow Fellow. You know when you find a blog that is just so pretty and full of lovely things and you want to stay all day? That's Fellow Fellow (you should definitely check it out - once you've finished here of course!)
Be warned - once you start making these cute little boxes it gets pretty addictive!
I followed Claire's instructions, with just a few adjustments (I'm sorry I just can't help myself) and made this cute little box.
Then I started to play and replaced the top paper band with Washi Tape. I also made my boxes slightly shorter. Seriously, once I started I just couldn't stop, they only take about 10 minutes each!
This is what I did:
Using a pencil & ruler I marked out my grid on card, cut it out and scored, then folded up the sides
I took my Washi tape and carefully started sticking it to the top edge.
At the corner I left a little gap and then carried on
Once I got back to the beginning I just did a little overlap, shame the pattern doesn't match better, but it's not too bad
Now the only tricky bit, I applied Washi Tape to the inside too. The trick is to go slow and not unwind masses of tape too soon. The tape is pretty good at letting you unpeel and have another go if it puckers though.
And that's it! Now make loads more!
I also had a go with ribbon, I just applied some of that roll-on double sided tape. It looks good but was more fiddly than Washi tape as it kept sticking to itself.
There must be a million uses for cute little boxes like this. To turn them into Easter gift baskets for our numerous nieces & nephews I made some little matching gift tags (made from the square corner offcuts and a little more tape)
A bit of tissue paper and some mini eggs to finish off.
They are teeny (5cmx5cm) and hold about 8 mini eggs. We do have a lot of nieces and nephews, if I made bigger boxes it would cost a fortune to fill them all! I have got a few more to do now but they are quick and fun so don't feel too sorry for me!