For crafters, inspiration is everywhere!! I was recently inspired by the box my Prismacolor colored pencils came in. I decided to play off of this design and create a stand to hold makeup brushes (or even paintbrushes, markers, card sets, or other things). The added bonus is that this makeup brush holder/stand will close to travel flat and secure if you want to take them on-the-go!
The process of making this box was not an easy undertaking – but I hope that the written instructions below will break it down to make the process easier for you. I also have a companion video posted below. Leave me a comment if you have any questions. For now, let’s dive right in, shall we??
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Kraft Cardstock Echo Park Fashionista Paper Ribbon Glue Runner
Tape Scissors Paper Trimmer MMI God’s Blessings Stamp Set
MMI Big Time Sayings Stamp Set Ruler Scoring Tool Ink Pad Clear Block
I designed this as a project for Maymay Made It on Instagram. Please follow for more inspiration!
Since there are a couple components for this project (interior case and exterior case cover), I will break it down beginning with the interior case. We will go over how to make the exterior case cover afterwards.
INTERIOR CASE/BOX BASE
STEP 1: Begin with a piece of Kraft cardstock trimmed down to 8 x 11″.
STEP 2: With paper facing vertically (portrait orientation), measure in from the right side 1.25″ and score vertically… repeat on the left side. Then, you will make a couple of score lines at the bottom of the page. Measure up from the bottom at 2.25″ and also at 3.5″… make pencil marks and score horizontally on both of these lines all the way across.
STEP 3: Cut slits in the horizontal score lines, stopping at the vertical score lines. Cut these slits on both sides of the paper for a total of four cuts.
STEP 4: On the slits you just cut, glue into place to form your interior case. Begin by gluing small tab to the larger flap and then adhering all to the box “wall”. Decorate the interior case as you choose or leave blank until you finish the exterior case – the choice is yours. Now, it’s time to move on to the exterior case cover.
EXTERIOR CASE COVER
STEP 1: Begin with 2 sheets of paper, both trimmed to 8.5″ x 7.5″.
STEP 2: With paper facing vertically (portrait orientation), measure in from the right side 1.25″ and score vertically… repeat on the left side. This will be done to both sheets of paper.
STEP 3: At this point, the 2 sheets of paper are identical; however, now is the time to decide which piece is the front part of the box and which will be the back. The FRONT part will get a hole punched in the bottom center in order to run ribbon through. Although the back panel will have ribbon, it will not be ran through a hole-punched hole. So the one you hole punch is your FRONT panel. Secure ribbons inside both panels with adhesive (the only difference is the front panel’s ribbon will string through a hole, the back panel will not).
STEP 4: Now, on the BACK panel only (one without hole punch), score at 3.75″ up from the bottom, horizontally.
STEP 5: Make a diagonal template out of cardstock to draw sharply angled lines on both sides of both pieces of paper (both the front and back panels). However, on the BACK panel, you will not cut through the center, horizontal score line but you will on the FRONT panel.
STEP 6: Now, we will make a lid for the top of the box by adhering a 6×3″ piece of cardstock, scored at 1″ and 2″ marks. Round edges of box lid if desired.
STEP 7: Glue front and back panels together on the sides only to create a box shell for your box base to fit into. Decorate as desired. Please see video below for a great visual of how the box works. All done!! 🙂