Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Salt Shaker Ornament Box with Picture Tutorial

I am making these salt shaker ornaments for gifts this year, and have designed a box to gift them in.

The salt shakers themselves I bought at our local dollar store, along with a small Christmas tree. The tree was only $1.50 and the shaker set $1.65. I am cutting small pieces of the pine branches off the tree with wire snips and pushing them down into the shakers. I also bought a bag of what looks like snow to me in the home decor/vases isle. It's suppose to be used as filler for vases, but works perfect as snow!! I thread some ribbon through the lid, and hot glue on some trim, which is actually part of a zipper. I have a large bag of zippers, that I don't really know where they came from! :) And that's it, a cute ornament to hang on the tree.

Now onto the box. I just measured the size of the shaker, and designed a box around it. There is enough room inside to stuff with tissue paper as well. So here is the dimensions for the box. 3 inches tall, and each side is 1 3/4 inches wide.

Cut a piece of card stock to 7 1/4" x 7"
Starting on the long side, score at 1 3/4", 3 1/2", 5 1/4", 7"
Turn card 90 degrees to the right and score at 1 3/4", 4 3/4", 6 1/2"
Following the picture above, trim off the top, that is the 7 1/4" length, which creates the box lid.
Cut on score lines at bottom, and trim off the skinny edge, and round corners on the lid. This picture doesn't show that step.

Put adhesive on the long narrow strip, and fold box over to adhere sides. Fold in box side flaps and put adhesive on last flap to adhere. Fold over box lid to close, and decorate as desired!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and maybe you'll try one of these easy ornaments!!



Meggymay said...

This is a fantastic gift idea Pam, the shakers look lovely with the scene you created inside of the,. Super how to make the box details as well.
Yvonne xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation and the colours are just awesome, love it.xx
 { aNNie}

Terry said...

Pam, what a great gift package! I love the salt shaker scene and what a pretty gift box! Very nice!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Very cool!! This is a great gift idea!