By Noreen Doll.
Create a cube shape box from a cracker box or cereal box.
Here’s an easy way to do that – and an easy way to make multiple boxes quickly!
I needed 18 cube shape boxes to put this Santa bell ornament in to give as gifts,
and I didn’t want to spend a lot of time making them.
Knowing early I was going to need a bunch, I began saving cracker boxes well ahead. You can get 2 cube shape boxes from 1 cracker box.
I did check before I started saving the boxes to make sure the ornament I wanted to put in it would fit this size box.
When I was ready to use the boxes, I quickly made one, and then used a slightly larger box (also saved ahead) to make a template.
The template made the job a cinch.
Cracker or Cereal Boxes
Cellophane (Invisible) Tape
How to Make a Cube Shape Box From a Cracker Box.
1. Measure across the bottom or a short side of the box to determine the dimensions you will need.
2. Start at one bottom corner and measure up 2 1/2 inches along the narrow side of the box.
Essentially, draw a 2 1/2 inch square on the bottom front corner and the bottom back corner on the left side of the box. Connect this square across the bottom of the box.
Leave the narrow side long, as shown.
3. Cut all the flaps off the top of the box for easier handling.
4. Keep the entire narrow side of the box, and cut down to your 2 1/2 inch marking on both sides of it.
Cut this out. It should look like the cut out part on the left in the above photo.
5. Use this cutout to make a template on the slightly larger box. Or you can just use the 2 1/2 inch measurements on the template box and cut it out first.
Then use the template as shown to quickly draw your boxes.
You can make one cube shape box with each narrow side of the cracker box.
How to quickly fold the box without having to measure it.
1. Put a straight edge right next to the 2 stand up edges as shown and score across. Fold and crease.
2. Fold the box over on this line and score across where it meets the long edge. Fold and crease on the score line.
3. Fold the box over 1 more time so it looks closed.
Score one last time right along the edge of the closed box. This part will be the flap that you tuck into the box.
Fold and crease on the score line.
4. Shorten the flap to the length you want it and bevel the 2 side edges as shown.
5. This is how the scored box will look. All the lines you see are score lines.
You don’t have to draw them with pen, I did that so you could see where they were. Just score them and gently fold them perfectly straight.
6. Close the box up as shown and put a piece of tape along that open edge.
7. Turn the box around and put a piece of tape on the other open edge.
Tuck in the flap and the cube shape box is finished.
Now you can wrap it in gift paper, or just use it as is.
Use your template to quickly make as many cube shape boxes as you want.
Use a larger cracker or cereal box to make larger cube boxes.
© Noreen Doll