Feb 06 2011
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.
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.
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:
I just used two tiny dabs of glue above and below the window.
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!
|Heart Window Box|