Sunday, November 16, 2014

Incense Tube Box + Tutorial - UnstampBelles midway post

The UnstampaBelles November challenge is Box + Tutorial. We're sponsored by The Stamp Spot, and you can link up your projects until the end of the month. Remember, you CANNOT use ANY STAMPS (digi or otherwise)!

We were recently gifted some large incense sticks, and since they are especially pungent I thought it would be fun to make a decorative box to hold them.

Allen likes it!
The incense sticks are almost 19 inches tall (great for a yard), so I used two 12-inch pieces to create a 20-inch-tall box. I scored the one of the short ends of one of the pieces at 1/2 inch, and fringed the smaller portion (this is the bottom of the box).

I scored one end of the other tall piece at 1/2 an inch and at 3.5 inches, and then cut the shorter end down to 3 inches. The smaller piece will be used for the lid. The 1/2 inch score on the larger piece will help line up the box with the second portion and create a 20-inch-tall box.

I used a Spellbinders circle die for the base circle. It has a diameter of about 1.875, which means the circumference of the box is 5.888 inches (I cheated and used an online Circle Calculator). I cut the side pieces at 6 inches wide so that I could use one sheet of 12x12 paper for the whole project.

I decorated the box with a sheet of "Live Laugh Love" and a burlap-patterned paper from Recollections, as well as some orange bulap ribbon and my favorite washi tape.

Here's a photo showing my fringing technique:

I didn't follow any tutorial, I just decided I could do it! Trust me, if I could do this you can too. The trickiest part was making the tube, and I used adhesive tape to help me line it up. I must admit that the incense is still pungent, but I really enjoy it and the box may or may not become a gift!

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