Intro: Gift Box From a Cereal Box
After watching J.J. Abrams' TED talk, I was fascinated that he was interested in box design. I was inspired and figured I'd give box making a shot.
I eat a lot of cereal, and had a lot of almost empty boxes lying around. So after a bowl of Capn' Frosted Life, I had all of the materials I would need.
Step 1: Tools/Materials:
You'll need the following tools:
- Hot glue gun with glue
- One cereal box
Step 2: Step 1: Cut and Flatten the Box
Cut the box down the middle. I like to cut down the side that doesn't have the tab on it.
Step 3: Step 2: First Fold
Fold the box in half.
All of the folds don't have to be exact.
Step 4: Step 3: Second Fold and Make Some Cuts
Fold the bottom half in half.
At the bottom of the box, cut up to this fold on the right and left.
From the top of the box, cut down to the first fold on the right and left.
Step 5: Step 4 : Third Fold
Fold only the middle section of the top half in half.
Step 6: Step 5: Cut Away What You Don't Need
Cut the box so it looks like the picture below. The cuts don't have to be exact.
Step 7: Step 6: Glue Down the Front Flap
Flip the box over. Use hot glue to secure the front flap down.
Step 8: Step 7: Glue Down the Sides
Use hot glue to secure the side flaps.
Step 9: Step 8: Glue the Back
Use hot glue to glue the back flaps.
Step 10: Step 9: Done Gluing
Check the piece. The box should look like this when you're done gluing.
Step 11: Step 10: Fold the Lid
Reverse the existing fold to form the lid.
Step 12: Step 11: Finish the Box
I used a stamp to put a logo on the lid of the box, but you could paint it, use stickers, whatever. I hope J.J. is happy with the results.