Inspired by Lori Whitlock Pencil Shaped Box

Hello All,

I have been seeing a lot of back to school stuff for teacher such as card, and treat bags, mini tote’s, and boxes. But to be honest after seeing the cost of just buying something for my son teacher. I thought it best to make it at home then going to the store and making it.

So I looked on line for inspiration. I came across these picture online and thought to myself I can totally make this on my silhouette.  It took me a bit but it didn’t come put half bad

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My first prototype didn’t come out quite like hers . I had the closer on the bottom which I thought was fine,  but after some time opening and closing I figured the teacher would have a hard time keeping any treat in if she lifted up.

 

My second attempt looks more like Lori Whitlock image. Now I know the paper looks flimsy. That because I used plain copy paper. I didn’t want to use up my good card stock on a project that didn’t line up or one side was higher than the other.

 

As you can see the one left looks slightly taller then the right that because if I wanted to have the box open up from the eraser part, I need to make the base bigger which made the pencil a little taller.

As always I wouldn’t leave you guys hanging. if you want to make something like mine I have found this free printable online. http://www.linesacross.com/2014/08/free-printable-no-2-pencil-gift-boxes.html

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