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Hey there, Kiss Naturals fans! In today’s tutorial, we are creating a fun and unique, upcycled geometric box. This geo box is perfect for storing trinkets, like jewelry or coins, and dresses up bookshelves, dressers, and even your desk.
Grab the packaging your Kiss Naturals kit came in (or really any packaging you can find in your recycling bin), and let's get started!
What You'll Need:
- Kiss Naturals box (or similar - check your recycling bin, as mentioned above)
- Our free printable template
- Something to put paint in (also from the recycling bin)
- 4-5 paint colors of your choice
- Paintbrushes (various sizes)
- Washi tape
- A pizza cutter (we'll explain!)
- Hot glue gun & glue stick
- Pen or marker
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- Open your empty Kiss Naturals box and cut apart at the seams with your scissors. We'll be using one of the big squares.
- Using four to give paint colours of your choice, paint the printed part of the box to your heart's desire! Allow 10 to 15 minutes for your masterpiece to dry completely.
- Print out the template above and cut along the outside lines.
- Place the template on top of your box. Trace around it using a pen or marker.
- Cut along the marks.
- Put the template back on your box, this time with the painted portion face-down. Working your way around the box, make a little mark where the lines connect.
- Grab your ruler and the pizza cutter for this next part. Referring back to the template if you need help, line up the ruler horizontally starting from the top, just under the "ears" of the cut-out. Using the pizza cutter and little bit of weight, mark a straight line across. You should be able to fold the little "ears" up fairly easily.
- Continue scoring the lines on your box, referring to your template once in awhile to make sure you marked and scored each of the necessary lines.
- See the numbers on your template? Next to each, you'll find a pair of scissors marking a cut line next to them. Transfer the lines onto your board and cut.
- Time to fold and glue! First, gently fold along each of the marks we scored with the pizza cutter. Then, wherever there is a tab, glue it to down to the area closest which creates a bowl shape. Watch the video for a more detailed visual of how to do this.
- Once you've finished, it's time to polish the edges! We do this by wrapping the top of the bowl with washi tape. We like to leave a lip of washi tape all the way around so we can pinch it into the inside of the box, creating a nicer looking, covered edge.
Voila! There you have it!
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