Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Direction for Father's Day Toolbox

This toolbox was super easy to put together. What takes time is attaching the letters "HAPPYFATHERSDAY" and embellishments. This box has no embellishments.

1. You will need two sheets of standard 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock, a few strips of designer paper (or scraps you really want to use up), & big brads (2) - optional.

2. With the first cardstock, you will make the base of the toolbox. Cut a 1/2" off the paper to create a 8" x 11" paper. Score 2" on all sides. Cut on two sides and attach flaps to create a small rectangular box (6" x 4" x 2") using the double sided sticky tape.
3. Using the second sheet of cardstock, you will make all the other parts of the box. Cut at 2.5" then remeasure and cut at 5" . This will give you three rectacgles with the measurements 8.5" x 2.5", 8.5" x 3.5", and 8.5 x 5".
4. With the first piece (8.5" x 2.5"), you will make the handle. Score every 1/2" (hamburger fold) then 3/4" on each sides. Cut out the small portion on the sides as shown (this part will attach to the box). Fold and assemble.5. With the second piece (8.5" x 3.5"), you will make the divider. My divider is shorter but you can make it taller. Cut the strip at 1/2" so the measurement is 8.5" x 3". Score at 3/4" on each sides (this part will attach to the box).6. With the last piece (8.5" x 5"), you will make the sides of the tool box. Cut off 1/2" so the piece is 8" x 5". Cut again in half to give two rectangle pieces 4" x 5". Cut them so it looks like tags. Height of the tool box is 5" and you can shape the sides any way you want. If you like you can even leave the sides as rectangles. Lower height (rectangle part) of the sides is 3".7. Assemble the toolbox then add the embellishements, designer papers, and cut out letters. A gold brad is added inside the handle to keep the handle intact. For the dimensions for designer paper - make two pieces just smaller than 7" x 2" for the front and back panels and one just smaller than 7" x 1/2" for the handle.

When all the goodies inside are gone, it can be used as a desktop organizer. Maybe I will place a picture of our family somewhere. Almost forgot, I added a coupon book for my husband, too.


  1. I love this, I am planning on making a couple of these for the Dad's in my life. Thanks!

  2. This is such a cool project for Dad's day. Thanks so much for sharing it! :O)


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