Monday, May 30, 2011

Miniature Paper Boxes

Channeling my love for fake food and tiny things, my sister bought me a set of miniature food jewelry for my birthday. While I am planning to write a future post showcasing these adorable creations, this entry focuses solely on their packaging.

One of the items was obtained from PetitPlat, a website the features food art and jewelry by Stephanie Kilgast. The packaging is almost as adorable as the contents.  For my latest craft project I thought that I would try to reproduce the miniature paper boxes. 

Overall, the project was pretty simple. Cut a 3.5 in x 3.5 in square and a 3 in x 3 in square out of cardstock.  The size of the square will obviously determine the final size of the box; however, regardless of the dimensions of the squares, one needs to be at least 1/2 a square inch smaller in size. Then follow the folding pattern outlined in the pictures below with both squares of paper.  

Glue the folded flaps onto the base of the box.  The larger square becomes the lid of the box with the smaller serving as the bottom. Feel free to embellish the final project with ribbons and buttons. 

The finished product


  1. Very nice little box. I like your photos andthe fact that you numbered the steps.