Thursday, October 20, 2011

My First Step by Step Tutorial!!!!!

Align Center**>>First off the project I am making in this tutorial is not a brand new idea. My project is a little bigger than the original and doesn't use ribbon<<**
I got this idea from AnnMarie's blog. Hey girl! Here's the link to her post....Boo
She lists in her post where she got her idea from.

I made a Candy Corn Treat Box. In AnnMarie and Heather's posts they used ribbon as a handle for the treat box. I am very stingy with my ribbon and wanted to find a way to make this cute as can be box without using my wonderful ribbon.
So here goes....

First get a 12x12 piece of basic black c/s. Cut it in half at 6" then fold it in half. Then with the open end facing up, make a mark at 3". (see pic)(I made my mark with my Scor Pal tool.

Then with the c/s folded, place it on your cutter lined up with the 3" mark and one of the corners. Score a line on that diagonal. Then do the same to the other diagonal.

Then flip it over and do the other side.
Put the black piece to the side and get out pumpkin pie c/s, daffodil delight c/s and white c/s.

Cut the pp c/s 2"x6.25". The DD c/s 2"x4.75". And the White c/s 2.25"x3".

This is a triangle box. Adhere two of the flaps (see pic for where to place adhesive on flaps) to the outside of the other flaps.

After you adhere the flaps, your box should look like this.

Now, adhere your c/s strips to the front of the box. **MY ORANGE AND YELLOW ARE BACKWARDS!!!! ON A CANDY CORN THE YELLOW IS THE TOP AND ORANGE IS THE MIDDLE. JUST SWITCH THE CUTS ON THE YELLOW AND ORANGE TO FIX!!!**

....Leaving overlap as shown in above pic. Cut the strips around the box, leaving overhang and round the corners, I just did this freehand.

I used a sponge dauber and inked the edges of my candy corn then made some doodles around the edges.

I drew on a smile with 2 weird looking teeth (filled in with white gel pen). You will do much better teeth, I know! The eyes are done with the circles on the SU! owl punch. I glued them together with tombow adhesive.

You treat box is complete! Now, all that's left is to fill it with candy. The slot at the top is large enough for smarties, nugget Hershey's, peppermints, jaw breakers, anything small like that.
To give you somewhat of a measurement, the box holds a good handful and a half (my hand that is) of candy. The way to fill and empty this box reminds me of those coin pouches from long ago. You know the ones you could squeeze the ends and it opened like a mouth? Same concept with this box....press slightly on the front and back (at the top, white part) to make the opening wider. Turn it over and shake out your treat!
I hope you get to make some for Halloween!
Well, this concludes my very first step by step tutorial. How was it? Easy, hard, uninteresting? Give me your feedback, please. Let me know how I did.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.

Until next time...
Blessings...

Melina

13 comments:

Jackie said...

I think your first tutorial is FAB Melina! I love the way your *box* came out....it's really cute! Great job Hun & TSMFS!!!

April said...

Really cute idea, Miz Melina!! Should I stop by for treats this Halloween??

Lori said...

I love it!! I am a sucker for craft blogs, I have no imagination so I have to borrow " wink, wink" so thanx for sharing, GREAT JOB!!

Jamie Sanchez said...

Super cute Melina! I might just have to try this out myself! ;) Thanks and you did a great job!

AnnMarie said...

Awesome, awesome job Melina!!! Your tutorial is wonderful and your project is adorable! Big hug! :)

EDITH said...

Well you know I think as bad as I am at reading direction I could even do this with your good tutorial. Very cute, love you baby girl. Mom

marsha said...

Fabulous tutorial Melina! Great instructions and I love the treat box!
Hugs,
Marsha

MiamiKel said...

Look at you!!! Love the tut, Melina! Super cute project, too! Muah! x0x0

Darlene said...

Woot woot!! GREAT tutorial, Melina. Would never know that it is your first one unless you told us! I think your candy corn & smile is adorable. What a great idea this is!
Thanks for sharing and all the effort you went to in creating the tutorial.

Tracie said...

Totally need to try this!

~Paola~ said...

CongratZ on your first tutorial Melina!! That's such a cute hallowe'en idea!:o)
Looking forward to more fun tutorial too! *smile* xox

Lela said...

Adorable! What a cute Treat box, thanks for all the great directions.

Moira said...

Great tutorial... I'm going to "pin" this to make for next year!!