Need a certain size box for that special gift? For years I thought making my own boxes would be hard. It's actually super easy! In today's Facebook Live, I shared a simple formula for making practically any size box (limited by the size of your cardstock, of course).
Featuring the Sweet Strawberry bundle*, I made a custom size box to fit a cute little 3-1/2" x 5" framed decor piece I created for an upcoming craft fair.
*The Sweet Strawberry bundle is currently unavailable but will be back in stock soon!
All you need to create your own custom size box is a scoring tool (I absolutely love the Simply Scored Scoring Tool!)...plus this quick formula.
Each box has a length (L), width (W), and depth (D). The length and width are pretty easy, but the depth must be doubled for the correct size on all 4 sides of your box.
Custom Box Formula
L + 2D by W + 2D
That's it! Super easy! Just add double the depth to both the length and width for your box template. Score your bottom and top pieces at the selected depth on all 4 sides.
Box Pro Tip:
Use a shim when scoring your box lid for proper fit.
The measurements of my framed decor piece were approximately:
- 6-1/2" long (L)
- 5" wide (W)
- 1" deep (D)
Custom box measurments
6-1/2" + 2(1) by 5" + 2(1) = 8-1/2" x 7"
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