I love the covers of record albums. The art work is so cool! I've been making a lot of bowls and stuff with old records from Freecycle.
Now I think I found something good to do with the covers.
Make your own custom box for your x-mas presents. (then the box itself is a present too.)
Step 1: Get Ready
you will need:
- a record cover (bonus points if you find a x-mas one)
- clear packing tape
- the thing you want to put in the box
Step 2: Cut the Cover
Cut the cover along the edge, so now you have 2 squares.
Step 3: 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
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.
Step 7: Now the Top.
Now you repeat all the steps to make the top of the box. (the lid)
Make sure the lid is just a smidge bigger, so that it can fit on top of the box. Also make the height of the lid shorter than the height of the box.
Step 8: Your Done!
That's it. Now you have the perfect size box for your present.
And it's groovy!
This is a great way to package anything you've made out of vinyl records. (coasters, jewelry, bowls) Or just throw in some candy or baked goods for a quick gift.