Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Twist Top Holly Box Tutorial

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Dec 7, 2012

Twist Top Holly Box Tutorial

twist top box holly leaf

How to make a twist top holly treat box or candy box

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Cut and score.

twist top holly box Christmas

Mountain fold horizontal and vertical creases. Valley fold diagonal creases.

Curl box around and glue together at the vertical join. Do not glue the bottom yet.

twist top box construction

Crease all holly leaves firmly in half.
twist top box construction holly leaf

Close the box by collapsing each section, working around in a circle. If you are having trouble, check that your diagonal creases are still valley folded and your vertical creases are still mountain folded. I find that the folds on the last section tends to want to reverse as I work my way around collapsing the top.

twist top box construction

twist top box Christmas

Unfold each holly leaf.

Glue box bottom to bottom tabs.

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Aussie Carolyn said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful design. I love how you added the gold touch to the holly leaves.

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

That is WAY cool!

SNJ said...

Very clever design! Love the holly top knot.

Donna said...

Thanks so much for sharing the box and instructions. What a fun way to give a gift!

1CardCreator said...

Very cool Carole!

scrapn said...

Thank you so very much!! This is so cool!!! Merry Christmas!!

jill said...


Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Your box is so clever and darling! Thank you for sharing.

WandaH said...

This is the perfect box for gift giving. Thanks for the tutorial and for sharing your talents.

Laurie B. said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely project.

Shelly Watson said...

oh - love this box!

Luciana Kajiura said...

So cute! Thank you!