Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Milk Carton Template

It is has been a while since I posted, not sure where the time went. Here is a fun project and great to do for this time of year. You can also use them for party favors for any type of event, just decorate it to accommodate what you are celebrating. Use them as Advent containers, what a wonderful surprise for the kids. Kids can do this project with some help from an adult. Have them help you decorate the container and then you put in the goodies.

There are all different templates out there for Milk Cartons and I had to modify them to accommodate my needs. There are two that I like, one is a square box and bigger then the other. Remember to always try out anything on scrap paper before you use your good paper. Print out the template information below and follow the instructions. If you have any questions, please email me.

Here is the first template listed above, cut out and scored.

Here is the second template cut out and scored.

Glue the side flap and then glue the bottom flaps. Practice first on white card stock or an any paper you don't mind ruining. Here I used patterned paper, but you can definitely use any solid card stock or thick craft paper. I did not glue the top part of the milk carton.

I decorated the boxes after they were assembled because I had patterned paper. If you use solid paper and want to stamp or put any embellishments, then decorate before putting the cartons together as it would be hard to stamp on the carton already assembled.

This box I decorated with the rubber stamp from our Bigfoot & Pickle Face circus collection and used our child safe/washable ink stamp pads. Create a theme by using different stamps, the kids will just love receiving them and finding out what is inside.

Milk Cartons are great for packing up small items and also great for gift cards. Put in some Hershey Kisses for an added bonus. Use these Milk Cartons to pack teacher's gifts, they will love receiving something personally made by their student.

Tomorrow I will post steps for a Milk Carton carrier made from card stock to match the Milk Cartons. Thanks for stopping by and visit our storefront for your rubber stamp needs and go to our website to find out more about us.

Tattoo Markers are great stocking stuffers for this time of the year and the kids LOVE them. They are washable and dry quickly once applied. Tip: have clean dry skin on the area you are going to color.

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