XO Pyramid box for a pillow mint
I wanted to try my hand at a pyramid box and I wanted to design it so that it is self closing, not requiring tape, yet still very easy to open. I went through a couple of different shapes and types of closures before landing on this one.
This is the fourth and final paper good item for my guest tray. The other three are the SMILE toothbrush box, the SIP water bottle label and the Welcome Wifi password card.
I used this cardstock and set my dial to Fabric and cut out several to keep on hand.
This is what the box looks like when cut and scored by the Cricut. I used this cardstock and set my dial to Fabric.
You have to fold all the lines very thoroughly for the self closing mechanism to work. And especially the center horizontal fold needs to be folded back and forth and really get a good crease on it. That fold has to be a little 'tired' and not wanting to bounce back. <--- important step.
It is the fold I am demonstrating here:
Glue the flap and adhere it to the neighboring edge.
Once the glue is dry you can bend the two half circle flaps into the box to close it. Work with the box and give it a good finagling until it wants to stay closed.
Even if it wants to spring open a little bit, do not despair. Once you insert the mint truffle, the twisted ends of the wrapping will help keep the flaps in place so the pyramid will stand flatly on the table like this.
If you are having trouble here, you need to unglue(!) the flap and go back to the step where you give all the creases a good fold, especially the center horizontal fold as shown above. I used these mint truffles. They are absolutely delicious. I find them in my local higher-end super markets.
Here are three boxes ready to go. I made them last week for my weekend craft retreat guests.
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The SVG file in this download has score lines. Here is a tutorial for how to handle score lines in SVGs.
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