Because I love my blog readers so much and because there were a couple of you who asked I am sitting in half in my chair with Gibbs corralled behind me to bring you somewhat of a tutorial on how to make the milk carton treat containers.
You start with an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper and cut it in half so that you have 2 pieces measuring 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
Top picture: make score marks (or simply fold) the paper at 2", 4", 6" and 8"
Bottom picture: turn the paper and make score marks (or fold) the paper at 1 1/2" , 3 1/2" and then 1/4" away from the opposite end
Crease all your score lines and then on the edge that doesn't have the 1/4 fold cut out the 1/2" section of the bottom. Then on the other fold lines you will cut up 1 1/2". That will give you 4 flaps for the bottom of the milk carton.
Not sure if this will help with my less than stellar explanation but this shows the fold lines, where to cut out and where to glue.
I like to decorate them before I glue them because it's easier to do that while it's still flat. Then I glue the side and the top. It's kind of hard to explain how to do the top but you push the front and back together and push the sides in to make it look like a milk carton. I leave the bottom open until I'm ready to fill them. Once they're filled with candy or gift you can either tape or glue the bottom.
I found that using a tacky glue works better than just plain white school glue. It dries quicker and seems to hold better. I also found that using clothespins to hold it in place helps keep everything lined up while it's drying.
All hand made items should go through some kind of quality control inspection and I've hired on a new rookies for the job.
He says it passed.