Thursday, November 13, 2014

Milk carton treat container tutorial...sort of

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.

20 comments:

Ginny said...

This is harder than I thought! I think I would rather just watch Gibbs playing with it! I could never make it as pretty as you.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Well, if it is Gibbs-approved...

Duni said...

Yay, Gibbs-approved! The little container is so cute! What a wonderful tutorial. Thanks, Ann! I need one of those paper scoring things :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I don't think I'd have the patience to even begin to do this. After seeing this tutorial, I am even MORE impressed.

Glad this got the stamp of approval from Sir Gibbs.

Lin said...

I think it would just be a LOT easier if you make them for us. ;)

Good tutorial! That takes a lot of work to explain that so well--good job!

I like your inspector. Is that a puddle I see back there??? ;) (Just kidding)

Sandra said...

Gibbs has me howling with laughter. trapped behind mommy, corralled so to speak, then he has your ART in his mouth and looks so very very innocent... you know i am running to the kitchen NOW to make one of these..right? right?

Donna said...

Love your assistant! Thank you for the tutorial!

Out on the prairie said...

So these are the individual serving size cartons. My daughter works for the schools so will love this one.

Sandee said...

So cute and your new quality control guy is even cuter. A great big Awww.

Have a fabulous day. Scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

Tanya Walton said...

That seems a lot more complicated than I expected...still loving them though. Do you think if I used stronger card I could make one twice the size?? Very impressed that Gibbs had managed to take on such an important role at such a young age...lol!!

A Quiet Corner said...

I have to admit, Ann, I was really loving the instructions and "how to" until I got to the last pic...the pic of Gibbs. Now I totally do NOT want to craft...I just want to melt!!!...:)JP

Grandma C said...

Your quality control is cute.

Betsy Adams said...

I tell you what I'll do!!! I'll come and play with Gibbs --while you work on your craft projects... Okay??????

Hugs,
Betsy

Reeni Pisano said...

Thanks for showing us how to make them! You have such a cute tester too! :-)

marie said...

Thanks for sharing the "how-to" for this...I think I might try these for my grandkids Christmas treats!

As for the quality control...all I can say is "Oh those eyes!!" :)

Molly Smith said...

I love it, thank you! That is my favorite scorer too. I use it even if I am scoring over 6". My larger ones are too far away to reach :)

This is the cutest pic ever. LOL

Sharkbytes said...

There could be some of these in the future of some friends.

CrystalChick said...

Oh, wow, no time for another craft! lol But thank you for the instructions just the same. SWEET picture!!!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Thanks for your great tutorial Ann and your quality control officer certainly puts your creations through their paces!

Donna said...

Awwwww....!!
hughugs

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