Tea light boxes

October 24th, 2015 by

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Now when the days are getting shorter we need to light up our homes. For this I have designed some tea light boxes. These will be nice to put on the table for Christmas, I think. Only use battery tea light for this!

I have put vellum inside so the light will look softer. There is a design for the vellum insert included in each file.

I hope you don’t have any problem cutting my intricate designs. When cutting on my Silhouette Cameo, I mostly use 180 grams cardstock. The settings I use is “Heavy cardstock” the knife on 2, thickness 30 and speed 10. I don’t know if the setting window have changed in the newer version, as I use an old version and will not update if I don’t have to.

This is how one of the boxes look like when cut and lifted off the mat. I don’t have to weed at all. All scrap is left on the mat. I just use a small aluminium ruler to scrape the small pieces off.

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This is how I assemble the box:

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1. Pre fold everything and put glue on the small tab. I use a strong double sided adhesive tape. No more glue is needed for this. Glue the sides together.

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2. Fold the bottom tabs as in picture.

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3. Close the bottom with the last tab.

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4. Cut out the vellum insert.

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5. Pre fold it and put glue on the small tab and some glue dots along the edges.

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6. Glue the insert together and slide it into the box all way down to the bottom. The insert will fit nicely.

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7. Now the box is ready!

 

There will be more of these boxes later on. Why just make a few when you can make a whole bunch of them! 🙂 I just have to cut them out and prepare all the different file formats before I can upload them.

The first four boxes can be found here.

Monica


Comments

  • Christine Simmonds

    Gorgeous little boxes Monica, thx for sharing them xx

  • Dayle

    beautiful boxes, Monica! thank you for sharing your gorgeous work with us. can’t wait to make some to decorate the stoop outside my house.