CURIOSITY BOX

Learn how to create your own curiosity box below!

HOW TO CREATE A CURIOSITY BOX

SUPPLIES

  • One small tissue box (demo: Aldi “Willow” brand box)

  • Pencil

  • 12” ruler

  • Tacky glue or glue stick

  • Moss (sphagnum or spanish), yarn (your choice)

  • Card stock (paper samples, greeting cards - completely your choice)

  • Rubber stamps, fine point sharpies, markers, paint, brushes (decorating supplies your choice)

 

1. PREPARE THE BOX

  • Remove the plastic insert from the opening.

  • Carefully open one side of the box.

  • Find and mark the center point of the larger flap.

  • Draw a line from that point to the where it meets the main part of the box. Cut off the excess. 

  • This will create your gable for the roof.

  • For the roof take some measurements...

    • First, measure the length of the box gable to gable (demo box this is 5” long). To make a little bit of an eave add an extra ½ inch [5 ½”].

    • Then, measure from the tip to the base of each gable (demo box this is 3 ½ & 3 ½), for a little bit of an eave add an extra inch [8”].

    • Cut a rectangle with these dimensions [5 ½ x 8”]. This will be the roof.

 

2. PREPARE THE BACKGROUND

  • To create a panoramic scene inside your box measure the 2 side walls and the back wall of your box (mine is 5 + 4 ¼ + 5 = 14 ½).  Add them up to get your dimension and subtract 2”.

  • It should fit into the box rounded into the corners, not folded, which will give it a panoramic appearance when you peek in the opening.

  • Decorate your panorama however you like (I did a wooded scene).

  • Make sure it is dry before inserting and gluing into your box.

  • Apply glue to the back of the right and left edges of your panorama, insert into place and hold while glue sets.

 

3. PUT IT ALL TOGETHER

  • Make or collect any items that you want to include in your box.

  • Glue your items to the bottom of the box. If you cut them out of paper make sure to leave a tab at the bottom so you can bend and glue it easily.

  • Glue your moss to the bottom of the box around your items.

  • Glue your roof to the shorter tabs.

 

DONE!  Take a pic and post it in this event on Facebook!