• Card Stock (110 lb. white or color works best)
• Cutting Surface (i.e. IKEA thin plastic cutting board)
• X-Acto Knife
• Letter Opener / Boning Tool
• Colored Pencils / Pens
• Rubber Cement - Glue
Step 1: Print Out the Mini-Box Pattern
I tried printing the mini-box patter on a couple of different types of paper but I found that 110 lb. card stock works best. I used 110 lb., 8 1/2" x 11" White Card Stock paper from Staples. I colored the box by hand (which was why I used white card stock) but if you want a solid colored box, you could just print the pattern on a solid colored card stock.
Step 3: Fold the Mini-Box Along the Dotted Lines
Step 4: (Optional) Decorate the Mini-Box
Step 5: Fold the Mini-Box
Once the RED and PURPLE bottoms are in place, wrap the 'secure bottom piece' around and tuck it into the bottom (the WHITE piece under the RED flap).
Step 6: Glue the Side
Step 7: (Optional) Tissue and Bow
Step 8: (Optional) Personalize Your Mini-Box
Step 9: Your Mini-Box Is Complete
Step 10: A Great Book on Box Making
Step 11: NOW, for the Walnuts for Cinnamon RAW Cookies!
A measuring spoon.
A measuring cup.
2 tblsp sunflower seeds.
1 cup pitted Medjool dates.
3/4 cup walnuts.
1 cup mixed dried berries and nuts (i used cranberries, raisins, cashews and almonds).
1 tsp cinnamon.
Pinch sea salt (to taste).
Step 12: Prepare Ingredients for Blending!
Pulse into nice chunks.
Be careful to not over blend, or the nuts with start to form a butter.
Step 14: Dates and Sunflower Seed!
The dates will make the dough sticky, and difficult to blend.
Regularly stop the blender, and dislodge the mixture in the base with a spatula.
Step 15: Dough!
Step 16: Taking Shape!
Step 17: Keep Them Safe!
Put them in a tupperwere until you're ready to put them in your beautifully hand crafted gift box!