…a different twist to bunting – make cardboard boxes and fill them with sweets at summer parties and celebrations …
You will need:
Assorted A4 patterned 240gsm card
(check that your printer will take this weight if you are printing the template directly onto the card)
Scalpel or scissors
Double sided tape
Bone folder (optional)
Tape, string or ribbon for hanging
Photocopy the template onto the reverse/plain side of your patterned card.
Using a scalpel and working on a cutting mat cut along the blue lines of the template.
With a ruler and a bone folder or the handle of your scalpel, on the reverse/ plain side of the card, score along the orange lines of the template.
Apply double-sided tape to the shaded area A on the reverse/plain side of the card and trim flush to the edges. Peel off the backing tape and, using your card off-cuts, stick a contrasting patterned card on this area.
Trim flush with the edges.
Apply double-sided tape to the shaded areas B and C of the template on the patterned side of the card and trim flush to the edges.
Punch a hole with your hole-punch in the centre of flap A.
Peel off the two remaining strips of tape backing and assemble your box bunting (B to B, C to C).
Thread your box bunting onto tape or ribbon through the punched holes.
When scoring your card, run the bone folder (or the handle of your scalpel) along the edge of a ruler several times – be careful not to cut yourself with the blade. Retaining the position of the ruler, slip the bone folder or blade handle under the card and gently push the card up against the edge of the ruler to create a sharp crease.
Bone folder: this is a bookbinding tool used for scoring and folding, available from www.payperbox.co.uk