Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Caddy for a friend

this was so easy, took time to glue it all down, but it was so worth it. found this
over here at Hope's blog.
Two views, one so you could see the bottom.
You will need one heavy pc of cs and two pcs of DSP, eight eyelets, that do not need to match, one or two pcs of 12 inch ribbon, a scorer of some sort,  adhesive (I use Tombow glue, 'Aqua' in the clear and blue bottle.
1. Score the heavy pc of cs at 4" and 8", turn it one quarter and score the same--4" and 8".
2. Score all four corners from the outside to the first intersection.
3. Fold on all lines.
4. Cut the first pc of DSP 3 7/8 x 3 7/8,  that will go in the inside bottom of your caddy. Attach with
                      adhesive of your choice.
     Then cut eight   3 3/4 x 3 3/4 squares and cut them in half diagonally for 16 triangles. Glue to
                      triangles on caddy, inside and outside.    
5. Cut the second pc of DSP into squares 3 7/8 x 3 7/8. Attach all eight of those squares to the caddy.
6. Fold the four corners in forming the caddy. those four corners hold eight triangles. Punch holes in all
                     eight  triangles near the corners. These will hold the ribbon. I used a cropadile, but you
                     could use a Japanese screw punch, or a 1/8 hole punch.
7. Run 12 inches of ribbon through the eyelets, pull and tie the ribbon in a bow, or knot if you like.
8. Take another 12" ribbon and put it under the previous ribbon and tie a knot at the two ends.
                     You now have a loop to carry/tote the caddy.

this week i will be making 9 inch caddies using 2 pieces of not quite heavy paper with only one design on each  sheet, then glue them together. Will let you know how that works out. DD wants to use them as gift holders (cookies) for all the peeps at her work. smaller boxes, less paper, ...hmmmmm. And last minute! i work better under pressure.
Enjoy your caddies, this was fun and pretty quick.
FYI! I use practice paper on all my first tries. You could use copy paper and cut a square 6 x 6, score at 2 and 4 and give that a try for practice of the scoring and folding. I'm just sayin'!!
Or go full speed and give it a go!!!!
Thanks for coming by!


Kathy said...

What a cool project, love it. I'm going to have to give this a try.

Anonymous said...

This is a cute idea. I may have to attempt it.

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