If you’re looking for a creative project for Father’s Day, this secret box is a worthy choice! Use some strong card to make the box itself, then decorate it with papers your dad will love – our designer has used the fabulous Antique Bazaar collection from Kaisercraft for this make.
This project also lends itself to gorgeous, girly papers. Just swap the masculine colours for pretty summer hues, and replace the cog and lock die cuts with pretty floral die cuts. It’s perfect for a birthday!
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To make this Father’s Day gift box you will need:
- Patterned paper
- Card, we’re using beige, gold and black
- Dies, we’re using cog-themed
- Die-cutting machine
How to make a Father’s Day gift box
Cut two 27 x 18cm pieces of card. Score at 9cm intervals on both sides. Cut diagonally across all four corner panels. Fold at each end to make four triangular flaps.
Add glue to the flaps and stick together. Cut an 8.5 x 6cm piece of card. Score down the centre at 3cm. Add glue to both sides and use to join the two box halves together.
Cut three 14 x 14cm pieces of card. Score each side at 2.9cm. Create flaps at each corner by cutting up one of the folds to where they cross. Secure the flaps with glue.
Attach two trays inside the top and bottom of one side of the box and the third tray in the centre on the other side of the box. Cover all the surfaces with paper.
Decorate each side of the box. You can use any theme to suit the occasion, but we’ve gone for a clock, cut from the clock paper, and a cog and heart-shaped lock.