Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Feb 17, 2010

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Feb 17, 2010

Twist Top Snowflake Box

snowflake box

I love love love these little twist top boxes.

You can start with a circular piece of paper for a glue-free box, like the one Victoria's Secret had. The downside is that even a modest size box requires a very large piece of paper.

This glue-together box can be cut from a letter size or A4 piece of paper. Much better for those of us who like to use a cutting machine.

How to make a twist top snowflake box

Download files: PDF, SVG, Silhouette Studio, DXF.
How to use my SVG files in Cricut Design Space

Files download for free; contribute what you wish.  Suggested amount for this design: $1.99.

Cut out box pieces.

Pre-crease all folds.

Coil box into a tube and glue at the side.

snowflake box

Close box: collapse top sections, pushing each to the side and working around the box to interlock snowflake arms.

snowflake box

Turn box over and glue the hexagonal base to the bottom flaps.

snowflake box

snowflake box