Tuesday, January 10, 2012
DIY: Record Sleeve Box
I don't know about you, but I don't usually love searching through the rows and rows of bad records at the thrift store, only because good records are so few and far between. Ocassionally though I do take a look and one of the things I look forward to as I flip through, is seeing some of the great album artwork. This is why I love this craft project. All those great record sleeves can now be put to good use! This is a quick and easy project, and hey if you were so inclined you could snatch up a stack of Engelbert Humperdinck (there is never a shortage of EH at the thrift store) records and make a whole set of boxes!
If you want to try this for yourself, here is what you'll need:
*A record sleeve
*Clips of any kind (paper clips, bull dog clips, or close pins)
First, seperate your record sleeve so you have two square pieces.
Next, grid out your fold lines. Do this by measuring 2 1/2 inches in from each corner. **Note that this first part is for the top of your box, so make sure you are using the desired side of your record sleeve to represent your box lid
Once your lines are mapped out, cut the tabs from your corner fold lines. Your cardboard should look like a big H if you fold in the two pieces. Do this on either sides facing each other. You don't want to do this on all four sides, just two.
Next, fold all of your fold lines in. You'll see your box starting to form. Now get your glue ready....
With your glue in hand, spread glue on the four square tabs. Fold them in and press them firmly against the inside of the box.
While you are pasting together your corners, clamp them with paper clips or a bulldog clip to hold them the sides together as they dry.
Repeat these steps for the bottom of your box except when you grid your fold lines measure 2 5/8 from each corner so the lid fits over top the bottom.
When you'r all done. You should end up with something like this:
There you have it! Make a collection to throw your odds and ends in. They would look so cute stacked on a shelf!
Posted by Alessia at Tuesday, January 10, 2012