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The milk carton form is an absolute icon. It at all times jogs my memory of my childhood and all of the nostalgia of easier instances. So immediately, I made a decision to workforce up that cute form with all of the Doodlebug cuteness to create some little deal with containers excellent for Valentine’s Day or any day you wish to present a little bit appreciation or love!

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And whereas these appear to be you slaved away for hours creating them, they could not be easier to make. And don’t fret – you do not want any fancy gear or lower recordsdata – just a few doodlebug paper, and few instruments! Very quickly, your artful desk might be stuffed with these cuties!

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Okay, simply in case you do not consider me, let me show it to you! All you want is paper, scissors and adhesive. A scoring board helps. However apart from that, no fancy instruments required!

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Begin by slicing the bottom of your carton. 6 15/16″ x 6 15/16″. Rating on the 2.5″ mark. Flip the web page 90 levels and rating once more on the 2.5″ mark. Hold turning and scoring till you have got finished all 4 sides.

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On the highest edge, lower down alongside the rating traces stopping on the first perpendicular rating line. You’ll have 2 cuts. Repeat this on the underside edge.

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On the 4 outdoors flaps you have got created along with your cuts, lower an angled “v” like form off of the within edge. Notice – don’t lower something on the center flap as this may type the aspect of your carton. We’re simply attempting to take away some bulk once we glue the carton base collectively.

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On those self same 4 outdoors flaps, trim off not less than half of the flap. Simply eyeball it – it’s not a giant deal in the event you lower a bit extra or a bit much less as these flaps might be tucked contained in the carton base.

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Add adhesive to every of the flaps alongside the rating line.

Fold up both sides with the adhesive and fasten it to the uncut aspect proper beside it. It will type the edges of your field.

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Tada – the underside of your carton is all completed! Now for the highest…

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Lower the paper for the highest piece 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. Alongside the lengthy edge, rating at 2″, 4″, 6″ 8″.

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Flip the paper 90 levels after which rating alongside the brief edge at 1 3/4″ and three”.

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Fold all of your fold traces. Add some adhesive alongside the tab created by the 8″ lengthy edge.

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Fold right into a sq..

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Add adhesive on the tab created by the three” brief edge rating and pinch the highest collectively. Maintain in place with some clips till the adhesive is dry. I want liquid adhesive for the highest as a result of I discover it maintain higher long run.

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Add some gildings and you might be all finished! I used the Odds and Ends and some stickers from the 12×12 sticker sheet. I additionally added a couple of mini jewels for some added texture!

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Now I get to fill these up with treats and prepare to provide them away. Though, do I actually must? They’re soooo cute!  Thanks for stopping by! Hugs,



Plenty of Love Assortment
Plenty of Love – Odds & Ends
Petite Prints
Mini paperclips


Adhesive – Dry and Liquid


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