Introduction: Heart Shaped Box

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No Glue... just recycled cardboard and Duct Tape!!!

Step 1: All You Will Need!

To get this right you will need the following

Duct tape
hobby knife
drawing implement

Step 2: Free Form

The heart is free form and cut from a piece of an old food box that was destined for the bin!

You will need 2 heart shapes, one slightly larger than the other.

Since these will have to nest together make sure that the larger one is big enough to make room for the cardboard core and tape layers.

Cut the original heart from cardboard then flip it over and trace the edge on another piece.

Cut the larger one about 2mm outside of the edge of the smaller one.

Step 3: Box Top

Cut 2-1cm wide strips of cardboard.

Use several small strips of tape to secure the strips around the edge of the larger heart.

Add more tape to secure the strips.
Cover all the exposed cardboard with tape strips.

Trim any folds with a hobby knife.
Flatten and cover all exposed cardboard. with duct tape... keep all tape as smooth as possible

Step 4: Box

Repeat The same procedure with the box bottom only this time use strips that are wide enough to accommodate what you wish to place inside of the box.

Step 5: Make It Pretty

Add a final layer of Duct Tape in the colour of your choice. make it a smooth as possible.

Step 6: Add Contrast

If you are topping the box you should add a contrast platform so that the decoration is not lost in the background.

Step 7: Make a Rose

You will need to use several square sections of the tape colour of your choice.

Fold one corner in as shown
Fold an adjacent corner in as shown.
Trim the point round.

Roll the center petal into a tight cylinder.

Add a second petal to the roll but fold small sections of the sticky section near the "stem" together to create texture.

Continuing wrapping petals and folding the base to cause the petals to flare out from the center.

Add as many petals as desired until the rose takes shape.

Step 8: Mount the Rose

Cut a small hole in the top of the box.

Press the stem of the rose through the hole then cut it so the stem flares.

Hold it in place with a piece of tape the cover the rest of the box inside to match the colour scheme.

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