How to Make Communique Tool Box With Graphic 45

by PL Li

Organization is the most hard thing for a crafter, this tool box I used chipboard on top of two Graphic 45 mixed media 5x5 box, which stand beautifully on my table keeping my tools and easily access.

Supplies

  • Graphic 45 Staples - Mixed Media 5x5 Box Kraft
  • Graphic 45 Staples - Mixed Media 5x5 Box Black
  • Graphic 45 Communique DCE
  • Graphic 45 Staples - Ornate Metal Label Holder
  • Chipboard
  • Petaloo Flowers
  • Paper Flowers
  • Assorted Beads
  • Gina’s Designs Eyeglasses Shape
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Ready chipboard 2pcs 5-1/4"x5-1/4", 3pcs 5-1/4"x2-3/8" (2 sets)

    Step 2

    Form them into shape with connecting strips (2sets)

    Step 3

    Ready chipboard 1pc 5-1/4"x10-11/16", 2pcs 3-1/2"x5-1/4" and 2pcs 10-11/16"x5" (chop 1/2" from corner to form shape as shown)

    Step 4

    Form them into shape with connecting strips

    Step 5

    Cover the front and back with paper of 6"x12", fold and adhere the excess

    Step 6

    Adhere the two drawers together, and cover only the edges with 1" strips

    Step 7

    Cover the back of the drawers with 3-1/2"x12" paper

    Step 8

    Adhere parts together, then cover the two sides with papers 5-1/4"x7"

    Step 9

    Ready chipboard 5-1/4"x6-1/2", cut a hole of 3"x3-3/4" in the middle for handle (from 3/4" of the top), trim a corner to give nice shape (1/2")

    Step 10

    Use connecting strips on both sides and adhere into the box, as shown

    Step 11

    Cut paper 2pcs 5-1/4"x5-5/6" for the base of inside

    Step 12

    Cut paper 4pcs 5"x5-5/16" for the inside front and back, remember to trim the 1-1/2" corners

    Step 13

    Cut paper 2pcs 3-1/2"x5-1/4" for the rest of the inside

    Step 14

    Ready a piece of paper 7"x6-1/4", cut out a part from the lower corners by 1/2"x5-1/8", as shown

    Step 15

    Adhere, cut a hole to fold inside the handle

    Step 16

    Fold and adhere the excess

    Step 17

    Cut another paper 6-1/2"x5-1/4" and crop the 1/2" corners, and also the hole like the chipboard, adhere (or you may trace it before step 10)

    Step 18

    Cut two panels of 5-1/4"x4", cover both sides with a paper of 5-1/4"x8"

    Step 19

    Adhere the two panels into the box with strong glue

    Step 20

    Fold two pieces of the cards from mixed media box into half, then cut off 1/4" from the base (you can skip this part depends on what you are going to put into the mixed media box, and start decorate

    Step 21

    Trim a gap from the folded card, one up and one down which let them to be inserted into each other, this are going to be the compartment divider inside the mixed media box.

    Step 22

    I did only decorate the front of the tool box as I may have other boxes sit next to it

    Step 23

    You can amend the height of the tool box to fit your need

    Step 24

    You can put more compartments inside the tool box, or just use some cups

    Step 25

    Flowers, buttons, beads, chipboard or some die-cuts for decoration

    Step 26

    Flowers, buttons, beads, chipboard or some die-cuts for decoration

    Step 27

    Flowers, buttons, beads, chipboard or some die-cuts for decoration

    Step 28

    Here I adhere a piece of paper on the front of the mixed media box, and also a metal label holder

    Step 29

    I chose to use the black mixed media box for the ink just because you don't need to care about the ink when you put inside the box

    Step 30

    In order to let the mixed media boxes to be matched with your tool box, adhere a piece of paper on top

    Step 31

    What I did to cover the inside of the mixed media box is first a piece of recycle plastic file folder and then a piece of paper, this seems more tidy

    Step 32

    Enjoy!!! Thanks for stopping by:)