Sunday, 22 June 2014

Pop up flower boxes and Hobbycraft demo

I'm off to Southampton Hobbycraft this afternoon to demo pop up flower boxes....

Bad planning as it looks like its going to be a scorcher today! 

These boxes are deceptively easy to make and I will be showing how to decorate them for different occasions. 

Step by step:

Lay A4 card landscape position, 
mark horizontal line across centre of card at 10.5cm from lower edge. 
mark vertical lines at 7, 14, 21 & 28 cm. 
Score across horizontal centre line from left edge across to 21cm vertical line (across 3 panels but leave 4th unscored - this 4th panel will be stand up back panel)
Score all lower vertical lines up to centre line, cut upper vertical lines above centre line to top edge. 
At 28cm line, cut away small panel above centre horizontal line, and on lower small panel cut a diagonal line from centre horizontal line to outer right edge approx 1.5cm down from centre line to create flap. 
Fold along all creases & fix flap to inside of box with strong glue or tape. Fold flaps out
Cut 2 - 3 strips of card 2cn x 10cm. Mark on the long edge at 1.5cm & 8.5cm & score on these lines, folding the 2 end flaps in opposite directions to create a 'Z' shape. Fix these strips inside the top edge of the box, just below the upper edge, a few cm apart. 
Cut small strips of acetate, fix upright to the cross pieces at different heights & fix embellishment to acetate strips 
Decorative paper panels are 6.5 cm x 9cm

Debs x


  1. Hi Debs, hope your day at the craft show is productive and not too terribly hot. You've some lovely boxes here, and wish I could be there to enjoy your demo. I keep hearing how easy these boxes are to make, but they certainly don't _look_ easy! Very intimidating. I could use your lessons. TFS the tutorial also. Hugs

  2. Thank you for the lessons I will try one of these as I just love them. I think the person opening them must feel so delighted to fold it see the wonderful surprise they turn into!!!
    Thanks again...hope your day goes well.

  3. Hope you had a good time, Debs. Love your box cards - so beautiful! I haven't tried one yet, but it is on my list of things to do when I am not at work

  4. These are gorgeous Debs. I hope you had a good day.
    Now then, why are all the instructions I have ever seen are in cm...all my kit is in inches? Grr!
    Hugs and see ya very sooooon.

  5. Oh these are pretty Debs. I bet everyone who walked in admired them and wanted to have a go!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  6. Too cute Deb great job on the designs.

    Hugs Diane


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