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Topic: Chinese Take-Out Box...harder than you'd think...  (Read 1433 times)
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« on: June 17, 2010 11:19:17 AM »

Well, Father's day is approaching and I decided that instead of just boxing up a gift for my dad, I'd spice it up a little and put his gifts in a Chinese take-out box. No particular reason, I had just seen a couple postings on here that sparked my interest in creating one.

However, I decided to go about it all the hard ways and create  my own template...NOT a grand idea.

Here you can see my template, sketched on a post-it note (therein lies my FIRST mistake)...

Followed by my first rough cut out attempt. Looks good so far!

And put together! Voila! A chinese take out box!

There's only one SMALL problem...

...it's TINY!!! That's right, that's a quarter. And here is my hand.

So I tried again and this is what I came up with. Not too much bigger, but at least capable of holding a fortune cookie.

And so, I guess dad isn't getting a very big present this Father's Day. Boo for him.
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2010 11:37:02 AM »

They're adorable though, teeny tiny takeout boxes. Smiley So the secret is starting with gigantic paper?

Oooo... takeout nesting boxes!  Cheesy
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2010 01:51:15 PM »

haven't you heard?  good things come in small packages!  if I had the idea to put something in a chinese takeaway box, I'd never succeed so easily with making my own.  well done.

The Crafty Aunt:  taking on 2011 one DIY gift at a time
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