Thursday, January 20, 2011

Taming the letter monster plus mini box tutorial

DD loves her new Montessori reading cards. However, the letters were all over the place. I decided to give them a home (and save my sanity) by creating these mini boxes. Now, all letters are nicely cleaned up and she can actually find what she needs.

Here is what I did. Super simple and so useful. I used lots of pink themed papers, just what I had laying around. Scraps work great for this one.

Here is what you need: For one box you need two papers. 4x4 inch and 4,5 x 4,5 (this will be the lid)

Step 1. Score the paper like this.

Step 2. Fold the papers

Step 3: turn it over and repeat on other side.

Step 4: Keep folding

Step 5: Open it up again

Step 6: Make cuts on the sides and put glue in the middle.

Step 7: Start folding the sides over.

Step 8: Fold the flap over.

Step 9: Just press it down on the glue.

Step 10: Cut a little triangle on the side for a better grip.


All cleaned up and tidy!!
If you have any questions, just leave me a comment and I will try to explain it a bit better.
Thanks for stopping by!
All the best,

1 comment:

  1. This is such a great idea, Elisabeth!!! I love it! Thanks for the comment on my blog... keep trying on the will win something!!! :) I have been enjoying your work.. I catch your projects. I just haven't had time to leave comments. Have a great day :)