Freitag, 6. Mai 2016

DIY HEXAGON BOX




Hi, everyone! It's been a long while since we've posted a tutorial, so I am easing into it again with a simple tutorial for a little paper box .

I wanted to create a pretty way to ship small goodies. Of course, I could have just purchased the packaging but I had some time on my hands, and some heavy, glossy paper, so I decided to give it a try.

My company logo is hexagon shaped, and I thought a hexagon box would look cool.

It was way simpler than I thought at first! Let me show you:


You'll need:

- two sheets of heavy paper or cardboard
- a triangular ruler with angles
- scissors
- adhesive tape, glue, or double-sided adhesive tape
- a pencil



The most important thing about the drawing of a hexagon is to know the angles. 
The outher angle measures 120º while the inner angle measures half of it, 60º. Once you know that, the rest is easy!








First I decided on the size of the box. I went with a side length of 5 cm for the top part. The bottom part needs to measure in a tad bit smaller so the upper part will fit!

The next step was to measure out the 120º, which is where the triangle ruler came in handy.

I added a rim of 2 cm around the hexagon in order for the lid to actually be a lid 🙃



I cut the side parts of the lid and folded them over, using the ruler for both guidance and sharp edges.



Next, I used double-sided adhesive tape to glue the corners to the subsequent part of the lid. Lid, done!

Repeat all the steps above for the lower part of the box, except for the side parts. I wanted the box to be 4 cm high, so I modified the pattern that way.


Aaaaand... done!
Do you guys like the hexagon? Which shape would you pick for your box?

Have a great Monday! Mine is going to involve lots and lots of coffee... 😊
Ida





















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