quirkyboxesToday’s DIY is going to be a simple one. We were going through some old crafts books and came across these really quirky looking boxes. Basically, they are 3D versions of octagons, hexagons and pentagons! And they do look so much better than a usual box. So, we tried them out and here are the results.

Time: It takes about 20 minutes per box

Budget: Low

Materials:

  • Templates
  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Steps:

  1. Download the PDFs from these links: OctagonHexagon and Pentagon. You can draw the design out. But, an easier method would be to take a print out of the template and trace it onto whichever paper you would like to use. We used slightly thick wrapping paper. As it can hold the box in place.
  2. Cut the excess edges off, while being careful of the corners.
  3. Fold and crease all the dotted edges
  4. Starting from one edge, paste the flaps inwards on each parallel side. This should be continued, till all the edges are stuck. We would recommend, doing the middle of each box first and then the side flaps. It’s much easier to make this way.

Honestly, the most difficult and important part of this tutorial is the creasing of the lines. If this isn’t done carefully and properly, the box will probably fall apart.

Would you be trying out these boxes? Let us know in the comments below. Or if you would prefer to order them with us, send us your requirements from this form and we’ll be in touch asap. Have a great day ahead! Bye!