Sunday, April 5, 2009
How To Ort Box...
Ok Here comes the instructions how to make your very own Ort Box. If there's any questions let me know...first time teaching something on the web.
You will need a 12 x 12 piece of paper, tape and a folding bone or ruler for pressing edges down. Scrapbooking paper is the best because you can get sooo many different patterns. Just be careful the way the images are going. I usually pick mine so the images aren't just up and down. I'll just be using blank today.Some use mac tack to cover the paper first before starting to have the box last longer its up to you. JUST A TIP TO START--PRESS ALL CREASE FIRM!!
Fold in half
Fold that piece in half--
then open and turn fold in half again
and that piece fold again. It will look like a bunch of boxes
fold it back in half if you have opened it...open ends facing you.
(sorry picture sideways couldn't fix it)
Fold down first corner till it meets half line and right side
of first box !!!Press and crease FIRMLY!!!!!!!
repeat for 2nd triangle..only folding and creasing to halfway mark
not the whole thing!
ok this is what it should look like ( I accidentally crease
passed the halfway mark so that's why you can see
diagonals on the bottom half sorry)
Cut bottom squares on creases to half way mark only
(still having the paper folded)
This is what it looks like....then fold the paper this time right and left side to middle. VERY IMPORTENT the diagonals must be going from bottom left to top right on the outside when folded ...see next picture cause its wrong
the diagonals in this picture are wrong, so I opened it
flipped it over and folded to the center so they were
tape the two where they meet together..as close as you
can get them without overlapping
this is it taped ( my diagonals are still wrong in this
k put your box like in the picture
then your going to fold around in a circle twice until all
squares are level as a bottom
tape the sides
now you have a ort box to decorate but.....This is a travel Ort Box.
You will have to manipulate the box a bit the fist time folding them it will open and close like butter with a twist of the hand
Now the fun part STICKERS!!! LOL
Hope I did an ok job teaching this I wish I had bought more paper to fix my diagonals foe you. As you can see in the last 3 photos I had to use a different box. When the diagonals aren't right the box doesn't fold like it should.