How to make a box of cardboard with your own hands
In preparation for the solemn event, a person always carefully thinks out his image, style, behavior and, of course, a gift. It so happens that the last comes the turn when there is almost no time left for its purchase and packaging. In this case, the invitee begins to rush in search of a present, and when it is found, it puzzles how to present it. If you don’t have time to go to specialized gift packaging workshops or run to the nearest market to buy packaging, you will come to the rescue with improvised materials and imagination.
Learn how to make a box out of cardboard, and perhaps these methods will save you in an emergency. Also, these accessories can be used not only for gift packaging, but also for storing various household items. There are several methods for making cardboard containers.
Before you make a box out of cardboard, you need to decide on the material itself. You can take a colored sheet or decorate it later.If storage of heavy objects is intended, then it is necessary to take dense material.
Appliqués made from paper, drawings, various stickers or fabric can be the adornment of the box. It all depends on for whom and for what reason it is made.
How to make a rectangular box
Perhaps one of the easiest packaging options is a rectangular container. To make it, you will need a sheet of cardboard, a pencil, a ruler, sharp scissors and hard glue.
Put a sheet in front of you and determine the size of the bottom. Draw with a pencil and ruler its borders. After the preliminary drawing is made, it is necessary to sketch the sides of the box. To do this, draw a pair of perpendicular lines to each side from each bottom border. Remember that their length should be the same. On two of the future walls, draw a couple more lines parallel to the bottom boundary. It is with these details that the sides of the box will be fastened together.
Carefully cut out the blank with scissors and bend exactly along all the drawn lines. After that, you can proceed to the assembly.Apply glue to the additional segments coming from the walls, and fix them, making the corner of the box. Allow the glue to dry and can begin to decorate the container.
How to make a box (a diagram of a circular container)
It looks more original capacious round shape, but also to make it somewhat more difficult. You will need a sheet of cardboard, pencil, ruler, scissors and glue, as well as the usual school compasses.
Lay the material in front of you and draw with the compass the required size of the bottom. Carefully cut the workpiece with scissors so that the borders are perfectly even. After that you need to make the walls of the box. To do this, using mathematical formulas or a simple measurement, calculate the length of the circle.
Draw a pencil on the resulting length on cardboard and make a rectangle out of it. The width of the created sketch should be one centimeter more than you need. Cut the workpiece and use scissors on the border to make small incisions that are one centimeter deep. Next, you need to bend the cuts created and apply glue to them. After that, gently place the bottom of the box on the glue and press it down.Let the bonding agent dry and proceed with the decoration.
There is a way to make a box without glue. In this case, it can be replaced with a regular or double-sided tape. You will need cardboard, ruler, scissors and a pencil.
Draw a triangular sketch on the selected material in such a way that all its sides are equal. After that, draw lines of future walls from each side. Since it is possible to make a box without glue, there is no need to draw additional sections, on which one side is usually attached to the other. Cut out a carefully crafted blank and bend over all available lines.
Then bring the sides together so that an angle is formed. Gently glue a piece of tape on it. Do this manipulation with all three sides. Then you can begin to decorate the product.
How to make a square box of cardboard? Nothing is easier!
Prepare the necessary tools - ruler, pencil, glue and scissors. Draw a square on the cardboard, then another square from each side. Do the same with each side.As a result, you get five identical squares, one of which is in the center and borders on the others. On both sides, create small sections that will be attached to adjacent walls. Cut the workpiece and glue it together gently to the side, having previously bent them along all the lines.
Do the same and create the same box, but the sides of the squares should be half a centimeter more. Cut and glue it. Now your box has a lid. When closed, this container looks like a cube.
Let us tell you about how to make a box out of cardboard without any improvised materials. You will need only a sheet of thin cardboard and your own skilled hands.
Fold the sheet in such a way that you have two folds that will divide the base of the future thing into three parts. After that, fold each end in half inwards. On the resulting elements bend the corners. As a result, you will get four identical corners on each side.
Straighten the resulting part, equaling its center. You will have a container that does not have corners. You need to make them yourself.To do this, gently press the sides of the box with your fingers. Then you can begin to decorate the created packaging, but remember that thin cardboard is not able to withstand heavy objects.
Before you make a beautiful box, decide on its decor. Prepare the necessary decorations in advance. Think over all the details. Only after that you can start creating a form, drawing a picture or gluing applications.
If necessary, a suitable lid can be made for each box in a similar way (remember that it should always be slightly larger than the main part of the product).
Select cardboard material according to the purpose of the package. Make masterpieces with your own hands and delight their friends and relatives. Give them storage boxes and various gifts packed in them.
Successes in this interesting creativity!