Thursday, April 28, 2011

Make a McDonald's Apple Pie Box as a Gift Box: Template & Tutorial

Mother's Day is next weekend!  I still haven't recovered from Christmas. 

I thought a McDonald's baked apple pie box was the perfect size to hold a piece of jewelry, a candy bar, or those fun little coupons that elementary school kids make for their moms for Mother's Day.

After I enjoyed a pie, ;) I deconstructed the box to make a template.  You can get the template HERE.

After you cut and score the template, you should end up with this:

Next, close the box.  You can use sticky strip along the narrow pieces to help the box stay together.  You'll definitely want to add sticky strip if you are using the box to hold something heavy, like say, a diamond necklace.  ;)

Now that the box is made, you can embellish it any way you want to.  I decided to use this great flower pin that my friend Kim made.  Isn't it cool? It's made from empty aluminum lemonade can.  Kim used the Sizzix machine and die to make the flowers, and held them together with a brad.

Now take a look at the back.  Kim added a pin.  Nifty, huh?  The lucky recipient of this gift box can remove the pin and wear it on Mother's Day.

To complete the box, just add some ribbon, attach the pin, and you're done. 

How easy was that?!  Remember, you can get the template HERE.  You can purchase sticky strip HERE.

Have fun!

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