Show your love this Valentine's Day by presenting your gift in a beautiful handmade box.
Tools and Materials
Valentine 12-by-12-inch paper pad
Scissors or craft knife
Adhesive tape roller or double-sided tape
Decorative edge punch (optional)
Valentine Box How-To
1. To create the box bottom, place a 12-by-12-inch piece of paper on scoring board, with the outside color of the box face up. Score at the 3- and 9-inch marks with a bone folder. Turn paper 90 degrees, and score at 3- and 9-inch marks again. Fold paper on scored lines (the "valley" of the score should be on the outside). Cut scored lines through to corners at two opposite sides. Fold flaps in to create box shape, and secure with adhesive tape roller.
2. To create the box lid, place another 12-by-12-inch piece of paper on scoring board, again with the outside color face up. Shift the paper slightly to align with the arrow marking 1/16 inch. Score at the 3- and 9 1/8-inch marks with a bone folder. Turn paper 90 degrees, line up to 1/16-inch arrow, and score at 3- and 9 1/8-inch marks again. Fold, clip, and assemble box top as you did the bottom.
Note: If you wish for the box top to have a decorative edge, trim all edges by 1/2 inch after scoring. Punch the edges with a decorative edge punch before folding into box shape.
All tools and materials available from Martha Stewart Crafts.
Martha made a 6-by-6-by-3-inch box on the show. With the scoring board from Martha Stewart Crafts, it's also possible to make boxes, cards, and envelopes in other dimensions. See the instructions and dimensions included with the scoring board for details.