Normally, when you look at the awesome Window Box Thinlits you wouldn’t think about ribbon storage. But……take your thoughts just a little bit out of the box and you’ll see just what you can do.
Just to show you, my current ribbons live here:
Now back to the ribbon storage boxes!
You’ll need a 6-1/4″ x 5-1/8″ piece of Whisper White Thick card stock (or any color card stock you might want to use) for starters. Plus scraps large enough to accommodate the die cut end pieces, about 4″ square each.
The next step is to die cut the Window Box Thinlit Die pieces. You’ll just need the ‘top’ of the window box piece times two.
Then cut off those thin strips as shown below.
Carefully fold on the score lines of the three sides of what is now becoming the end flap for the ribbon holder. Apply either Tear & Tape or Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the ‘outside’ of these flaps and then position them inside each end of the folded ribbon holder base piece. TIP: Once you get the end pieces in place, burnish the flaps using a Bone Folder. Burnish = rubbing them firmly to push the glue into the fibers of the card stock. See photo below:
You’ll need two pieces of Designer Series Paper, 1-3/4″ x 6″, for decorating the long outsides of the box. For the end pieces, trim down that unused piece of the end of the box (third photo above) by about 1/8″ on all sides. Then use it as a tracing template for your decorative pieces for each end of the storage box.
I keep my finished Storage Boxes in a drawer where they’re easily visible and accessible. They’re so much prettier than a plastic box. And you can show it/them off as something that you’ve made.