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Monday, January 05, 2009

Altered Nestle Cocoa Box - Tutorial

Hi Everyone!! I'm back from a great trip to Disneyland and having my family from Hawaii visiting for the holidays! They were staying over at our house and they left today. We had so much fun celebrating the holidays at Disneyland. . .it was nice to have my family here with us because I haven't seen them for 3 years and having them over for the holidays was such a great ending of 2008 and the start of the New Year. Now, that they left. . .well, it's back to the business of creating and blogging!

To start off the new year, I created this box to store my clear stamps using a Nestle Cocoa Box as my template. I created a short tutorial on how I made this box. It's really easy so check it out!


Used box
Liquid glue, Mod Podge or tacky tape
Designer paper large enough to cover the box
Computer paper (if you want to trace the box so you can use the template for future use)
Open up the box up so that it can lay flat
If the box is big, cut the box at one of the creases so that it can fit on to a computer paper
You will end up with 2 or more pieces depending on the size of your box.
Assembly of the template will be 2 pieces rather than one piece

Trace the box on to computer paper using a pencil and cut on the score line to create your template. Again, if the box is big then you may end up with 2 or more pieces.

If you don't care to trace the box to create a template, apply glue directly on to the box and adhere to a designer paper.

Wait for the glue to dry and cut the designer paper along the edge of the box and re-assemble the box together using the creases as you guide.

If you have two pieces or more, apply glue on to the designer paper where needed to adhere the box together into one piece.

Decorate your box as desired.
With this box, I had cut out the top flaps to provide an opening at the top. This allowed me to store my clear stamps at an upright position.
If you are interested in the template, I created a template of this box:


Rita said...

This is gorgeous & such a great idea!!!

malieta said...

What a terrific idea Maria!
Your decorated box is beautiful and just the right size to store your stamps! TFS!!!!

Susie said...

this is really cute love it

Vickie said...

That is a great idea!!

Velta said...

Love the box idea...this is too the colors too :)

Rebecca said...

Great idea! I have that box in my cabinet - time for hot cocoa!

Jessica said...

excellent idea! tfs!

Mrs Frizz said...

Totally brilliant idea ... thank you for sharing.

Tonniece said...

as always your thinking outside the box.......... ok, a bit corny, but thanks for sharing this great idea.
Happy belated New Year Maria

Marni said...

I love this idea for the clear stamps! And it is so sturdy because you have used the cardboard as well. And super cute, which is always a bonus!

Corie said...

This is just FANTASTIC, thanks so much for sharing!!

jacque4u2c said...

This is a keeper idea. thanks for shating it.

Jodi said...

Maria, what a great idea! =)
Jodi =)