Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Self Closing boxes for the Markets

Recently I made quite a selection of these little self closing boxes for the Markets. They hold a few easter eggs or teabags or treats and are a lot easier than they look. 
We will be making one in our march Class on a Mother's day theme- more on that later.
I first saw these ages ago on Nikki Spencer (My Sandbox at Just Add Ink) and loved them but it has taken me quite a while to get around to making them. 
There are lots of samples on Pinterest and lots of great Youtube videos out there if you google "Snap closing boxes" or "self closing boxes" the Tutorial I like the best is from All things Stampy. Thanks so much to Helen, I don't believe in re-inventing the wheel so I love it that the crafting community encourages sharing.

self closing box tutorial
self closing box dimensions

I have also made these using the new Shine On DSP and the vibrant green looks amazing- however I think you need quite strong glue to hold the Kraft card closed.

thanks for looking, I hope you will try these too and let me know how they go!


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thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it, Liz