Saturday, June 26, 2010


A little while ago, in my "A Box is A Box is A Box" post, I had mentioned that one thing to do with a box is make another box out of it. I feel that I didn't give enough attention to this whole box making process, so here is a DIY for making a box out of another box.

Step 1.
Find a box you can cut up.

You want to find an old box which you don't mind (and it doesn't mind) cutting up. Make sure this box is bigger than the box you want to make for easy DIYing.

Step 2.
Decide on the top of the box.

For your new box, do you want a lid, or do you want a flap, or do you want to seal it over, or do you don't want anything? This step will determine the future of your new box, so mull it over for a while.

Step 3.
Cut out shapes from the box.

Depending on the shape of the new box you want, cut out those shapes from the original box. For instance, if you are making a cheese shaped box (a triangular prism), you want to cut out atleast 2 triangles, and 3 rectangles. If you want a lid for the top, cut out one of the triangles (the top part) slightly bigger, and cut out smaller rectangles for the side of the top.

Step 4.

This is where you make your box. Check out this site for a look at the various prisms available to math kind, and for easy assembling. I'm sure you can figure out how to put your cut out pieces together to assemble your new box.

Step 5.
Enjoy your new box.

Refer to my old Box post if you need some ideas on what to do with your new box.

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