Half-way Reminder Project - Dad's Toolbox
Make It Monday DT project HERE
The Squirrel and The Fox DT project HERE
Hi everyone! I'm popping in to share this fun little toolbox I made using a template I discovered on Pinterest (the template is pinned to my template board). I plan to give my hubby for Father's Day. My DH is currently involved in a major project for our daughter. He is building a custom bed for her which she designed using the headboard from my childhood French Provincial bedroom set. Talk about recycling lol. I thought it would be cool to create a mini album and house it in this little toolbox. I think he'll love it and I'll share the finished pages in the next week or two. There's a lot going on around our house with graduations, travel, yard projects and life in general. ;)
If you do use this template you'll find that the dimensions are small. I wanted something larger so I used the basic design and created my own template. Here's what I did-trimmed a piece of paper to 8x11, made the base of the box 5" wide with 2" sides, inked all edges with distress ink and made the template for the two sides which attaches to the handle. As for the clip art it is part of the template download and each image was fussy cut and all edges inked. Here are a few photos that might help.
|Scored at 2" and 6" (creates front and back sides)|
|Scored at 3" and 8" (all sides scored now)|
|My finished box|
|To make the graduated sides I cut a piece of paper the |
height I wanted and the width of my box. I found the center,
marked it with a pen and left a one inch strip at the top.
Using a ruler I ran a diagonal line from each end to the
corner and cut the excess out. For the handle I trimmed
a 1" x 8" strip and attached to each side. I scored where
my paper would fold down on the side and inked all edges.
Hope you enjoy my quick tutorial, if you have any questions send me an email and I'll try to help. For my pages I used recycled boxes, cut to my specifications and adhered paper with double sided tape. Again the edges were inked and for my project I used Faded Jeans Distress Ink by Ranger. Hopefully I'll have the pages ready to share next week.
Thanks for looking! For more inspiration check out what the guest designers and design team created for the half-way reminders by clicking HERE.