h1is005 ~ Meadow Farms Ice Cream Carton

Required tools and supplies:

  • X-acto knife and fresh blade

  • Metal straight-edge ruler to use to press against and make perfect creases

  • Tweezers

  • Cutting mat

  • Detailing scissors

  • Fast-grab, quick-dry white craft glue that dries clear

  • Small piece of aluminum foil to use as a glue pot

  • Artist's paint brush to apply glue


1. Cut all pieces. Use a sharp blade tool and small detailing scissors to cut items.

If you are unsure of yourself and want a practice piece first, merely trace the unit on plain paper before cutting pieces. Make a practice unit with the plain trace.

2. Get a good curve on each long piece by wrapping tightly on a slender cylindrical item. In this case I used a slender paint brush handle. This keeps sharp corners from occurring during assembly.

3. Fold tabs and carton lip linings. See "Ann's Tool Box" tutorial to see how to make a "folding device" like the one in the photo. You can just use the edge of a metal straight-edge ruler without the clamps.

4. This is a continuation of the previous step.

5. Here you see I use a pair of tweezers to get a good clean bond. Glue the side tab of both the carton and lid cylinders. Use a good "fast-grab" craft glue.

6. Glue the bottom onto the carton. I place glue on the bottom circle rather than the tabs. The color side is placed upwards. This makes an uneven edge less noticeable. Trim if required.

7. This is a continuation of the last step.

8. Glue down the lip lining panels. Press firmly with tweezers in order to get a nice flat and thin edge.



9. Glue the top to the lid. Again, place the glue to the circle rather than the tabs. The lid's seam should run up the back, so position the picture accordingly.

10. Here is how the finished carton should look.



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