Friday, October 19, 2007

Back to Blogging... with Chipboard Coasters

It is good to be blogging again. My new hard drive seems to be working well. I am fairly confident that I can start to load my computer full of files and ideas again without loosing them.
I got a shippment of chipboard coasters awhile back, but have not done too much with them. I have a few ideas in my head and wanted to start with this one. These little boxes are perfect for all sorts of things.

Making them is just as easy as deciding what to put in them.

Supplies needed:
5 square chipboard coasters (mine are 4")
Designer paper (Creepy Crawly used here)
Coordinating Solid Paper (Pumpkin Pie used here)
Ribbon (Black Grosgrain used here)
Glue Stick
Sanding blocks
Ruler or mat pack

1.) Cut Designer paper to be the same size as your chipboard coasters. (I covered 3 sides with the Creepy Crawly paper so the words would read around the box. The 4th side I covered with a different print from the collection)
2.) Cut the coordinating paper for the inside of the box and the bottom. Again cut the same size as the coasters.
3.) Coat one side of the chipboard with glue stick and adhear the designer paper. When Dry turn over and do the same thing to the other side with the coordinating paper. Don't forget to do the bottom.
4.) When dry sand the sides of the chipboard to be even. (OPTIONAL--Decorate the sides of your box now. I used Haunting Halloween for the panel on the front side.)
5.) Using your ruler or mat pack mark the holes for the sides of the box. Be sure to mark all the sides the same way.
6.) Punch the holes with your Crop-A-Dile.
7.) Tie bits of ribbon on each side to hold the box together. On the bottom holes I first looped it through a hole in the bottom of the box to hold it together.
8.) Fill your box as desired. (I put a styrofoam block inside and stuck suckers inside for a sucker garden. The suckers were decorated with "Batty For You" images layered on 1 3/8" circles and scallop punched black circles.)

1 comment :

dasimonds said...

Very Cute way to use the chipboard coasters. Happy Halloween!
Thanks for sharing.