Is anyone else loving berry boxes and baskets as much as I am right now?? There’s something quite charming about them, so simple and useful. I’ve even got some pretty ceramic ones sitting on my desk :)
I decided some paper ones would be cute too, and super easy to customise (think of all those paper and pattern combinations!), so I’ve put together this DIY for you all. I hope you like them and will make some for yourself!
Lets get to it!
Note: Once you know the general makeup of the boxes, you can create any size box you like. To get you started, I’ve put together 3 fact sheets explaining the dimensions and fold lines of the boxes I made. They’re not to scale, but should help you when you’re measuring out each piece :)
Measure the ‘Outside’ box shape (see fact sheets above) onto the card you want on the outside of your box. Make sure you draw it on the wrong side of the card. Cut it out.
Repeat with the ‘Inside’ box shape on the card you want on the inside of your box. Again, remember to draw it out on the wrong side of the card. Cut it out.
Measure the ‘Top Strip’ out onto the card you want for the band running around the top of your box. Don’t forget to mark the fold lines as you’ll need them soon.
– Take your ‘Outside’ piece and fold along the dotted lines. Make sure that any pencil markings are on the inside.
– Take your ‘Inside’ piece and fold along the dotted lines. Make sure that any pencil markings are on the outside.
– Take your ‘Top Strip’ and fold it in half all the way along the length, keeping any pencil markings to the inside. Then fold the strip at the places you marked before (you’ll have to peek inside the fold to see these lines). Always fold in the same direction.
Once you have these three pieces, put the ‘Inside’ piece into the ‘Outside’ piece. If you want to, you can secure the two pieces together with double sided tape, but I didn’t find it necessary.
Take your folded ‘Top Strip’, and slip it over the top edges of the box (wedging both layers of card inside). Once you’ve gone all the way around, overlap the ends and staple. Add more staples around the top if you want extra strength.