Rustic Paper Box Tutorial

One of the perks of being a Sizzix Design Team member is getting to try out some of the brand new dies before they are available to the public.  I recently made a cute little rustic box out of two brand new Sizzix dies that I just love.  My son wants to have a camping party, so I thought that these paper boxes would go along perfectly with that theme!

Rustic Wood Paper Box Tutorial

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Supplies used to make rustic paper box

First, I cut a piece of brown cardstock into two 5 1/2″ x 6″ rectangles.  I placed one rectangle into the Tim Holtz wood grain embossing folder, followed the directions to run it through my Big Shot, and then ran it through one more time after adjusting the paper, since the paper was a little bit larger than the embossing folder.  It worked perfectly!  I repeated the process with the next rectangle.

Rustic Wood Paper Box

Then I ran the embossed card stock through my Big Shot one more time, but this time with the cutting pad on the bottom, my die facing up, my paper on top of the die, and then the second cutting pad on the very top.  I made sure that my paper fit just perfectly on the die so that it was covering the entire box shape that was to be cut.  Now I had one half of the box. I ran the other rectangle through the same way to create the second half of the box.

Embossed Woodgrain Paper Box

Next I folded along the lines, and used hot glue to attach the pieces together to form the box.  Once the box was formed, I simply added a thin twig that I found in the backyard to the two holes in the top to give my rustic box a cool handle.

I love the way it turned out!  Simple to make and easy to assemble, but very cute and rustic!  If you don’t have a Sizzix Big Shot, you really should check it out.  There are so many things that you can make with one, from boxes to cards to embossing to die cuts… the sky is the limit!

Happy crafting!

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