Template paper (I used regular office paper)
Clamps (I used binder clips, they work just as well)
For my boxes I chose to make one smaller box like the ones that can cost upwards of $30 per box and then one slightly taller. My dimensions for my box are: 8.75"W x 11.5"L x 2.5"H. For the template, I outlined the base of the box b/c these will be score lines later on. Then I extended the side panels by 2.5" on all four sides. On the two smaller sides, I added tabs that will be glued and attached to the longer sides later on. The tabs need score lines along their edge so they will fold more easily.
Then trace around the template with a pencil and transfer the score lines. Using a box cutter,cut around the outline. Either using the box cutter or a scorer (if you have one) lightly score the cardboard so the pieces will fold.
Using scissors, trim any rough edges.
Step 2: Putting It Together
Step 3: Creating a Lid
The sides where 1.5" in length and again I used the tabs to adhere the sides together. The steps are the same as the box. Trace on to the cardboard. Cut out, trim edges, and glue.
Step 4: Finishing the Boxes
Cover with Fabric
Cover with Decorative Paper
Spray Paint with textured spray paint
I will add some images later after I completely finish my boxes.
This was my first instructable, if I wasn't clear on anything, please let me know.