Monday, December 12, 2011

Santa's Pants Box

This was inspired by a box seen on Pinterest.  Since I'm always in a hurry when I decide to do a project, I knew it would take me too long to make a cut. file in Design Studio so I used an empty box for the base.

An empty saltine cracker box was my starting point.

I measured one half of the box and made a mark 5" from the bottom fold.  This is my cut line and I'll get two finished boxes from each saltine box.

I opened  the side seam on the box and flattened it out.  This makes it easier to cut the bib portion on the pants.

You can see where I drew the black lines as the outline for the bib cutout.

Then I used a ruler to make a straight cutting line across the width of the box and cut on the line.

To finish the box, I covered it with red paper, cut a 3/4" strip of black for the belt and punched out a white square for the buckle.  The only black brads I had were too small so I colored some large brass ones with a black Sharpie Marker and attached the straps to the front and back of the box.

Now I have a Santa Pants box that's 4 x 4 x 3.5"---a perfect size to hold a pint sized jar of homemade goodies.


Anonymous said...

I love, love, love this! So inventive! Not only is it adorable but you've reapurposed an old box! I love coming here!

Carolyn/MamaC said...

This is just too cute! What a fun project! Thanks for the directions!

Heather R... mousemomma said...

Gee Linda, that's really cute! What a great idea to use the cracker box!

AndreaA said...

Now how cute is that!!
I love cute.
This looks easy enough for me to make.