G1101 Step 2. Make the box

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  • Measure all sides of an existing tissue box (used as a model)
  • Draw every side of the box on the 3T cardboard.
  • If making a round jewellery box, use a compass (available at stationery/school supplies stores) to make the desired circle shapes.
  • Cut out the patterns / shapes drawn on the cardboard.

1. To make the handicraft’s box frame, the following tools and materials are needed:

  • Pocket knife/cutter
  • Paper glue (Fox)
  • Aquarium glue/fire glue
  • Regular scissors
  • Wavy scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Gauze cloth
  • Polish and infra
  • Paintbrush
  • Silicon glue
  • 3T Cardboard (three layer carboard), which is available at a paper and printing materials stores.

2. For the handicraft to have the desired shape, we need to make a box frame. A box frame can the shape of anything that we desire. Steps in making the frame for a tissue box and a round jewellery box are as follows:

3. Make a box frame using a thick 3T cardboard. Measure the shape as desired. For example: in making a tissue box, then we need to measure all sides of the existing tissue box (used as a model) and draw every side of the box on a thick cardboard. In making a round jewellery box, use a compass (available at stationery/school supplies stores) to make the desired circle shape.

4. Cut the pattern that was drawn on the cardboard.

5. Next step is to cut gauze cloth in the shape of the cardboard pattern that was cut in the precious step, by pressing the gauze cloth on the cardboard pattern then cut the fabric 2 cm from the edge of the cardboard, so the gauze cloth will have a bigger size than the cardboard.

6. Smear Fox paper glue on the cardboard pattern, then fix the gauze cloth on it gently to avoid wrinkles or bubbles on the cloth.

7. Join the sides of the cardboard pattern and smear with silicon glue to strengthen it. After they are attached, the handicraft box frame is finished.

 

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