a1is007c ~ Beautiful Boxes
Tools for Assembling Paper Mini’s Kit:
- Metal straight-edge (ruler).
Make fold lines by pressing against the edge of the ruler.
- White craft glue that is a
“quick grab” “clear dry” type of glue.
- X-acto blade tool and fresh
- A true cutting mat
- Small artist brush with which
to paint on glue
- Small piece of aluminum foil to squeeze work glue onto.
This will act as your glue pot
- Small detailing scissors,
a.k.a. as embroidery snips
- Small black office clips
- Cotton Swab
Assembly Instructions for Yvonne* Box and
1. Cut out
pieces and fold as shown. Remember to fold
against a metal straight-edge in order to
get the best creases.
2. Glue the
two corner tabs to the blank surface of the lid.
3. Glue the 4
corner tabs to the blank surface of the box body.
outward the 3 lining panels found on the lid
and slather with a thin coat of glue using
the artist's paint brush. Fold lining panels
back inward and make a nice flat bond
against the lid sides. Use a pair of
tweezers to press bond along crease.
outward the 4 lining panels found on the box
body and slather with a thin coat of glue.
Fold lining panels back inward and make a
nice flat bond against the box's sides. Use
the tweezers to press bond along crease.
6. Check fit
of lid lining rectangle, trim if necessary.
Glue into place.
7. Check fit
of box lining rectangle, trim if necessary.
Glue into place.
8. When all is
dry, fit lid onto box. Match stripes on lid
to box body. Glue the flap found on the end
of the box lid onto the outer surface of the
9. Here's the
Blue Bird Box
1. Cut out all pieces of the candy boxes and fold at
folding lines. Look at the photo on the package for
guidance. The edge of the scalloped box lid is a
little more difficult to cut than the other pieces.
Use a blade tool to cut the notches where the
scallops meet each other. Use the detailing scissors
to finish the job by cutting the rounded scallops.
2. There are 4 tabs, one along each side, on the box
bottom. Place glue on printed surface of each of the
4 tabs and glue to underside blank surface of the
respective box side. Press bond with tweezers. Allow
to dry thoroughly.
3. The lining panels should be folded down in place
and glued. Use tweezers to press bond and create a
thin crease to ensure box top fit.
4. Place glue on printed surface of each of the 4
small tabs found on the box lid, and then glue to
blank underside surface of respective box side.
Press bond with tweezers.
5. The candy trays are easy to do, just fold down
the four sides of a tray, and then fit into the box
bottom. Fill with your own candies made of polymer
clay or self-dried clay wrapped in recycled candy
foils. If you would like a simpler method of
populating the candy boxes, take the alternate
surface with photographed bon-bons provided in the
kit and place on the blank candy tray. You may opt
to add a drop of dimensional clear paint to each
bon-bon to give the illusion of 3-d candy.
by French Painter William Adolphe Bouguereau, titled
Yvonne done in 1896.