Thursday, June 9, 2011

Mini Chinese Take Out

The idea of serving my Seaweed Snack Mix in a take out box just kept pestering me. Then I remembered the itsy bitsy take out boxes I made one year for our annual family Christmas tree ornaments… Just the ticket! They give you just a bit of snack mix or anything else you’d like to throw in one. These fun little boxes are also an  ideal box for favors at a party or for tiny gift boxes!

You could decorate them anyway you want to match any theme your little heart desires. Have fun with this one! The possibilities are almost endless: use different stamps, patterned papers, stickers, three-dimensional embellishments…

1. Click HERE to download the pdf. pattern and print it up on any 8.5”x 11” cardstock.

Take Out Box Pattern take out box 012. Cut out the box on the solid lines.

take out box 02

3. Using a micro hole punch to punch out the holes for the handle. Then take an exacto knife to cut the slit for the tab.

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4. Fold on all the dotted lines. Be sure to fold them in so that the lines are on the inside of your box.

take out box 045. Stamp or decorate the sides of your box.  Decorate the sides without the tabs. The other sides will be covered up by the flaps.

take out box 07take out box 08The ladybug gives it a totally different look!

6. Cut an 8” piece of floral wire for your handle.  Bend the sides so that it has a 2” top. Use pliers to bend the ends up about 1/2'”.

take out box 067. Fold up box so that the holes line up for your handle.

take out box 058. Insert handles into both holes so that wire is on the inside of the flaps. Carefully pinch the “hook” a bit to secure the handles.

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