Feb 06 2011

Silhouette Sunday: Window Box

Published by at 11:28 am under Silhouette

Heart Window Box

I was going to post about my tent cards from my Chicken Tikka Masala Cook-Off on Friday, but since this is Valentine’s themed, I wanted to give people a chance to make it in time for Valentine’s Day if they needed to.

So I needed a box to give some raspberry jam to a friend in. I wanted it to have windows so you could see the jam inside. My tiny jam jars are about 3 inches in diameter so that determined the size, but I also like my designs to fit on one page if possible.

Green window box

Above is what I came up with. The top assembles with the little tabs. The bottom is in two pieces which must be glued together. In all honestly, it’s not really strong enough for something as heavy as a jam jar. I think I would need to to put something stiff on the bottom.

Green window box

I added some vellum paper in the windows and it looks great. But you could also put a contrasting color which I think would also look cute. Here’s the view inside:

Window box inside

I just used two tiny dabs of glue above and below the window.

Two window boxes

I also made a Valentine’s themed one given the season. I think it’d be great to give someone a gift of cookies or other small doodads in.

Here are both boxes if you’d like to play around with them. Like all my designs, these are available for non-commercial use only. If you post a picture, I would love to see. Please post a comment or a link back to my site. Thank you and enjoy!

Window Box
Heart Window Box
Window Inserts

8 responses so far

8 Responses to “Silhouette Sunday: Window Box”

  1. Lisa Mon 06 Feb 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Thanks! You totally rock! I just opened all of these but there is nothing in them! 🙁

  2. Pigleton 06 Feb 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Oops, I forgot to upload them! Sorry about that. They should be there now. Thank you for letting me know!

  3. Kellyon 07 Feb 2011 at 8:42 am

    I just love these but the links are not there still. ???

  4. Pigleton 07 Feb 2011 at 10:02 am

    Eep! You’re right. There was a typo when I fixed it the first time. Now they should be there and I’ve double checked it. But please let me know if you can’t download them for some reason. Thank you!

  5. Lisa Mon 07 Feb 2011 at 1:20 pm

    it’s all there now! Thanks!!

  6. Tamara@etcetorizeon 11 Feb 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Hi! I can’t see another way to send you a thank you so I’m leaving a comment. I’m so glad you found Etcetorize and are enjoying the posts. I’ve actually been questioning the treasury and inspiration shot posts because I rarely get comments on them, but you really made my day~

    Have a great weekend.

  7. Barbaraon 15 Feb 2011 at 7:55 am

    Thank you! As a newbie, I really appreciate freebies, and this one is really nice!

  8. Kon 18 Feb 2011 at 8:39 am

    Love the design!!

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