For today's MISM project, I have a tutorial to share. The project is a Hexagon Box/Vase, which is created with a Candy Box Punch Board. The punch board is one of the available items in a bulk buy that ends tomorrow (March 18th), so let me know if you'd like details about the bulk buy group and how to get a Candy Box Punch Board for yourself.
HEXAGON BOX/VASE TUTORIAL
Step 1: Score the 6" x 10-1/4" DSP at 1-3/4" and 4-1/2".
Step 2: Place the DSP on the board, lined up with the vertical purple line, with the 1-3/4" scored section at the top of the board, and punch.
Step 3: Slide the DSP to the left so that the half-diamond is flush with the raised diamond shape on the board, and punch.
Step 4: Slide the DSP to the left so that the diamond shape that you just punched fits around the raised diamond shape on the board. This time, you need to punch and score.
Step 5: Continue sliding the paper to the left, repeating the process of punching and scoring.
Step 6: Use scissors to cut between the 1-1/2" scored sections to create the flaps for the box bottom. The smallest scored section on the end can be removed.
Step 7: Fold on all scored lines. Place adhesive on the narrow edge, fold it toward the inside of the box, and then fold the other end of the DSP onto the adhesive.
Step 8: Put adhesive on one of the bottom flaps. Place that flap on top of the flap that is across from it. Repeat the process for the remaining flaps until the bottom of the box is secure.
Step 9: Punch a 2-1/2" circle from card stock, and adhere it to the inside bottom of the box.
Step 10: Weave a strip of card stock that's approximately 1/2" x 8-1/2" through the diamond-shaped openings at the top of the box. Adhere one end of the card stock strip to the inside back of the box. Pull the other end until the opening of the box/vase is the size that you want, and then adhere that end of the strip to the other one. Obviously, if you don't wish to use a card stock strip, you can use ribbon instead. Decorate the box/vase as desired.
It's a cute little project, huh? I hope you've enjoyed the tutorial!
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