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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Take Out Box Weekend Project

A while back my sister and I went to A & W for lunch. The A & W here is also a Long John Silvers. I saw these cute boxes they put fishy stuff in. I asked if I could have one and the gal just gave it to me.

I have had this box here for a couple of months (at least!!!) and I ran across it the other day and decided to do something with it. SO I took it apart at the seams and taped it on top of this fun piece of decorative paper from the "Razzleberry Lemonade" pack. Yes, I actually still have a few pieces left in that pack but not many!!

There were small holes in the sides of the box. I didn't do anything with them until I was done decorating the box. Then I used the Crop-a-dial because it had a longer reach than my regular paper punch. I punched both sides and then I punched a piece of Razzleberry card stock with a 1/4" punch and then I used a 1/2" punch over it to make a paper washer. I wanted to reinforce the sides so the ribbon doesn't pull too hard on the holes.

I cut some ribbon and tied knots at the ends inside the box to secure the handle. It was pretty simple to do! The box really does need a handle.

The image came from the Stampin' Up! "Matchbox Messages" set. I was thinking of doing some Asian image on the box but I couldn't find one small enough that would work. SO I just thought i would go with the little something one and use the scallop punch to make it pop! Keeping it all simple!!!

It is now ready to fill. I was thinking of filling it with candies and giving it as a gift. This box has lots of possibilities!!

This was a simple and quick weekend project! Hope you have fun with it!!

Thanks SO much for visiting today,


Jeannie said...

Love the box, especially with that paper! Now that's a pattern that I have absolutely NONE left!! I wish that box had a pattern/template that you could post! Looks like a great size and shape!

Unknown said...

Great DP, love what you did with this take out box;)

Diane said...

It looks awesome!! Love it !!