Instructables

Step 1: Get Ready

Picture of Get Ready
you will need:

- a record cover (bonus points if you find a x-mas one)
- scissors
- clear packing tape
- pencil
- ruler
- the thing you want to put in the box

Step 2: Cut the Cover

Picture of Cut the Cover
Cut the cover along the edge, so now you have 2 squares.

Step 3: Size it Up

Picture of Size it Up
Decide how big you want your box to be. I wanted mine to be big enough for this super awesome book that I'm going to give as a present.

I'm making the bottom of the box 1st.
Position the book on the cover where you want it, and trace.

Step 4: Make a Border

Now decide how tall you want the box to be. I wanted mine to be 1" tall. Draw a border 1" around your existing lines. Then cut out along the border.

Step 5: Cut and Fold

Picture of Cut and Fold
DSCF1294.JPG
Now make 4 small cuts. (see picture)
Then fold up the walls of your box, tucking the tabs you just cut inside.

Step 6: Tape

Now tape the box together.
Put a piece of tape on the corner, and cut on the corners of the tape. Fold the tape down, and it makes a nice neat corner.
This is definitely one of those instructables that I smack my forehead over. I've made boxes like this before, but I'd never thought to make them out of LP covers. Nicely done!
Pro

Get More Out of Instructables

Already have an Account?

close

PDF Downloads
As a Pro member, you will gain access to download any Instructable in the PDF format. You also have the ability to customize your PDF download.

Upgrade to Pro today!