Sunday, November 01, 2009

boxes for perle cotton

Since my post about the perle coton boxes,
I had been asked about template(s)
directions & instructions


I'm really not good at explaining
so, I took apart a box
& will try to show how I create boxes

I start with a 4" x 6" card
(index card, card stock, light weight cardboard

Decorate - or leave plain

Cut 4 slits & Fold
Attach label to ends of box -- double sided tape, glue, whatever is on hand

Use Paper punch where you want your ribbons

Ribbon should be 18-19" & secure the perle coton balls in place
Not too tight or they will not roll easily when fiber end is pulled

I use a bodkin & two colors of ribbon

Thread thru the box & perle coton balls

Use 2nd ribbon and repeat on the other side

Bows on the ends over labels

Check out a couple blogs
Karol and Marjorie

They both have posts w/photos
about State Day 2009


Cyn said...

Hi Lelia,

Thanks for the instructions on making the boxes!

I'm going to try to make these, they would be so much fun and helpful when using the balls of thread. Thanks!

Windy Meadow

Pat Winter Gatherings said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Those are adorable and now I must try a few. Thank goodness I don't have a lot of pearl cotton on the rolls! Thank you for the cut-out images and the surprise box yesterday :-) You are too sweet.

Ranae said...

That is so cool. Thanks!!
Are you on facebook? I just noticed, I see in my suggestions your profile photo "Life's a stitch"

Suzanne said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial. I have given them a go with just plain thin card and they turned out pretty good. Now I need to get myself down to the local scrapbooking place and pick up some patterned card. I will definitely be posting a picture on my blog when they are done.

Brigitte said...

Lelia, thanks a lot for this tutorial.

tkdquintmom said...

Very cool...You are so talented!

Anonymous said...

I was at State Day and was a lucky recipient of one of your boxes. They are amazing and I LOVE them. thanks for the tutorial.

gracie said...

Wonderful explanation...and idea.


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