Monday, June 7, 2010

Monday's Paper Craft - Milk Carton Bird House

This is what we made today, it's a milk carton that can be filled with candy. I have seen a lot of different ways they can be decorated, today we made ours look like a bird house.

You can get a free pattern here. The download pattern is not the same one I used and is a little bit smaller. For the pattern shown it is a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" sheet of card stock. Score horizontal - 2 1/4", 4 1/8", 6 3/8" and 8 1/4". Turn the card stock vertical and score - 1", 3 3/4" and 5". The 1" line that was scored - cut making slits and cut the rectangle completely out. Picture shown below - hope that all made sense.

Side view of the milk carton. The bird perch was made by punching a small hole and rolling paper and inserting the paper into the punched hole. I think they turned out really cute.
We made them so you don't have to ruin the milk carton to get into the treat. I punched a slit at the bottom of the box, then punched a tag and glued the tag to the opposite flap and then the tag slides into the slit. I love how you don't have to ruin the box to get the treat the flap can open and shut.
Open up the bottom and get your yummy candy.
And then close the bottom until you need another treat.
Cute idea, I want to make more for gift giving.

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