|Caddies front view. Bits and bobs for your current project.|
|Caddies - bird's-eye view. Choice of compartments!|
things organized and close at hand! That was my original intent - but I can see that they'd make lovely party favours filled with a selection of sweets - or delightful gifts for crafty friends.
You start with a hexagonal base tray (on trend there!) - then pop in the handle and mini-box storage compartments. Now for the geek appeal: there's a choice of two styles - concentric trapezoids or "cheese wedge" triangles. The handle is fixed to the base, so you can carry the tray - but the individual compartments are not, so you can pop them out to empty the contents when your project's done.
|Clock the washi tape feature!|
|Triangular wedge compartments (cheese wedges or orange segments?).|
Choose your cardstock carefully - you want it to fold smoothly and glue easily. Cut out the pieces in the correct quantities, then score the fold lines with an embossing stylus held against a metal ruler. Crease the folds and glue the tabs with tacky glue applied with a cocktail stick.
Here's a pic:
And a couple of tips:
After gluing down the turn-backs, 1) smooth them down into the corners with a cocktail stick. When the box is finished 2) pinch the corners for a nice crisp appearance.
Here's how to assemble the boxes:
Fix the handle to the base of the hexagonal box, with glue or double-sided tape. Then pop in the mini-boxes as shown. Accessorize with a band of washi tape and a bow.
Further thoughts: the handle can be used as a ribbon card.
Stuff I used: AC Cardstock Spring (American Crafts), We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape.
That's it. Have fun crafting: tray magnifique!