Making a Footed 6x6x1.5″ Box

I saw this box and thought it would be great to hold jewelry.

Sam Calcott made a similar box, here’s her version.

Products used:

Paper Boutique Bumblebee Dance-no longer sold, but Amazon has a lot of Paper Boutique kits as does

Beacon 3 in 1 glue

American Crafts 12 x 12″ paper:

Black Paper: Michaels Recollections Heavyweight Cardstock


If you don’t want to buy feet, use the scraps left from cutting the corners out of the gold paper that will be 2″ long and you’ll need two of these. 2″ x 1 1/2″ then score them on the 2″ length at 1/2, 1″ and 1 1/2″ then put in your trimmer and cut in half on 1 1/2″ length to make them 3/4″ wide, then fold the scores and put glue under the last score to make a triangle shape. You’ll glue the flat piece with the glued seam to the bottom of your box to make feet on your box…you’ll glue four of them on the four corners of the box about 1″ from the edges.

Corner Covers: If you don’t want to buy corner covers, I recommend rounding the corners so they don’t break down over time, and you’ll also want to round the front two corners of your designer papers that go on top and bottom of top of box.

Ribbon: 2 pieces of 12″ ribbon. grosgrain 1/2″ wide white ribbon

Fray Check:


Use 12 x 12 gold paper, score at 1 1/2 and 3″ on all four sides, then on bottom, cut first set of score line at 1 1/2″ up to 2nd score and cut away that score line including the score, so nothing’s left. Then cut the next score line (at 3″) up to the 2nd score and carefully cut across at the first score to get rid of the bottom box, including the score line, then cut small angles on box that’s left behind. Do this to other end of bottom of paper, then turn paper around and do the same to what was the top and is now the bottom. You’ll want to cut small angle cuts off of the long rectangle pieces up to the first score line as well. Fold and burnish all scores. Then put glue on the outside of the small tabs left from cutting, and fold the tab in so you have a corner that is 90°. Do the same to all four tabs and then rub inside with bone folder to ensure they’re well adhered. Then add glue to the inside of the long rectangular pieces and fold them into the box and rub with bone folder so they’re flat and well adhered.

Black Paper: two pieces that are 6 1/2 x 7 3/4″ and score on the 7 3/4″ length at 6 1/4″ on both.

Two pieces of designer paper for top of box 5 3/4″ x 6″ to line the lid.

One piece of designer paper for inside the box 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″

Designer paper for around outside of box 1 1/4 tall by 5 3/4″ long, three pieces

Black paper, fold the score, then glue the designed paper to the top and bottom centered on the black paper to the score line but not past it. The 5 3/4″ length goes across the front and the 6″ length goes front to back. Put one piece on top of the black piece and put the other underneath the black piece after you’ll adhered your ribbon to the center of the underside of the black paper, then attach the two corner covers.

The second black paper will be glued under your box… first glue the ribbon to the center underneath the box so you don’t forget. I also poked holes in the bottom of the box for the feet brads, so I could easily poke through the gold paper. I poked them 1″ from the ends and 3/8″ from the sides of the box. Then glue the scored end of the black paper to the back of the box, putting the glue on the back of the box and underside of the box and adhere the black paper to the underside of the box making sure the back is flush with the black paper.. Once the glue is dry, poke the brad holes through the black paper and push the brads through so the two brad feet are inside the box. Make sure the feet of the brads are completely flat, then attach the designer paper over it that is 5 3/4 x 5 3/4″.

Add embellishments to top of box lid. I used a black stitched circle 4 1/2″ across and a white stitched circle that was 4″ across and put the bee on foam squares then glued the white and black pieces together and glued them all to the top center of the lid, then glued from the score line of the black paper to the back of the box. I cut three strips of different designed paper to the sides of the box that are 1 1/4″ wide by 5 3/4″ long.


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