Friday, September 06, 2013

Box with Drawers Tutorial.

Here is the  tutorial I promised for making a box with drawers. After the one I made below I had a 'What if moment' and wondered if it would work with 2 larger drawers. So stayed tuned for a 2 drawer version.!!!!
I will stay with the 6" square overall size. First you will need 2 pieces of  plain card stock (320 gsm)  6"x6" and 4 pieces of matching Design Paper. You will need 5 pieces  in all so make sure you have enough before you begin. I have used  a yellow rose design by Teresa Collins Designs 2013 called "Fabrications" which came in a pad of 6 different designs 30 sheets in total so just enough for me to use here.  Run a marker pen in a matching colour around the edge of the plain card( unless you are already using coloured stock as this gives a nice neat edge) on both sides and adhere (I have used double sided tape throughout) to the design papers. These form the top and bottom of your box.
Next make the drawers. Using the same 320 gsm cardstock cut 2 pieces to the sizes shown below.
Over all size  of 7”  x 4 ½”. Score at 1" on all 4 edges and cut a small wedge from each tab which helps them to sit flat inside the drawer. Make up the 2 drawers.

The drawer fronts need to be reinforced as they will be taking a fair amount of stress when they are in use. As there are only 2 drawers they can be made to pull out from both ends so cut 4 pieces of 320 gsm cardstock  2½” x 2”  and score at 1" down the length. Fold and  from remaining sheet of design paper cut 4   1" strips of paper and use to  neaten one edge. Mark centre at this point for the drawer pull and then stick to front and back of drawer. Punch holes on marks and insert a brad to match paper design.

Using cardstock 220 gsm  to match paper cut 2 pieces  5” x 7 ¼” and score at the following measurements. These are the casings for the drawers.
 
Use the remaining design paper to join the two short sides together to form a square tube. (This is less bulky than adding an extra flap to fold over and stick down and has the added advantage of covering the sides of the drawers which will be on show).
Attach the casings together making sure that the design paper edges are to the outside. It is easier to do this with the drawers left inside as they will be more rigid.  Now attach to the bottom section.
 


Decorate your top piece before you attach. I have used another Bugaboo digi image and again put a sheet of acetate on top for protection. Image has been coloured with Promarkers.
The finished box with some handmade roses on top. Coloured with Promarkers to match the image.



 
And finally I managed to take a photo showing the reflection of the roses in the Acetate!

 
Hope you have enjoyed the tutorial.
Hugs Mrs A.
 

 

 

 

14 comments:

  1. Fabulous design - love boxes so will definitely have to make at least one of these. Thank you for giving such great instructions.

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  2. Wow, i love your box card, thanks for the tut, i have to give this a try! Have a wonderful creative weekend! Hugs and sunshine

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  3. The tutorial is great and the finished box is amazing.
    Ali x

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  4. Got to get me some thick card! Thank you for this Mrs A they are such pretty boxes. Have a lovely weekend Karen x

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  5. Brilliant Mummy :)

    I've just noticed your updated Profile too xx

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  6. Thank you for this wonderful tutorial.
    I can't do measuring........life is too short for simpletons like me to look for a ruler
    :)
    Sue xxxx

    Is that your daughter in the comment above?
    That is what my daughter calls me too.
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Xxx

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  7. Hi Mrs. A.! I love the colors - what a gorgeous box! I did this box years ago following a more complicated tutorial - yours is so much easier! I like the side by side version of yours - this was 4 drawers in opposite directions (its on my blog). I'll have to try yours for sure! Thanks for stopping by and leaving some sugar! :-)

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  8. Wow Mrs A, this is beautiful and so pretty with these papers. The handmade roses are adorable and your tutorial is fab, well done you and thank you for sharing :) Donna ♥ x

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  9. As I am still catching up I see your fabulous little drawer boxes. I adore them and how you have created such beautiful displays with practical storage space also. Creative Bliss Dear...

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  10. A fabulous tutorial Mrs A .. .. something else to add to my "one day I want to try" list!!!

    Hope you had a good weekend and congratulations on your new DT spot! Have fun!!!

    Love Jules xx

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  11. Fantastic designing and tutorial thanks xxx

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  12. Such a pretty box, looks professionally made *claps*
    A FAB tutorial, thanks for sharing.
    Jo xx

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