Hi there, sorry I haven't been around. Last week was a bad one (ill, smashed foot, little sleep, stuff like that), so I just didn't feel like playing. Yesterday I decided I needed to make something new to share, and I'm glad I did, it was the most fun I've had in days.
I guess I have a "thing" for boxes and paper houses. I was looking at the many templates I've collected, and there are tons of them out there, but I wanted to make something slightly different. I came up with a simple "house box" (though the shape could be used otherwise, I sure) that I call "pointy house" (gee, I'm so clever ... not). It gave me the opportunity to use up some of the tons of scrap paper I have left from other projects.
|"Pointy House" Paper Craft Box - Free Template Download|
I made it with tabs for making little houses, etc., but once enclosed it wouldn't be much good as a gift box. So I cut off the tabs on the next one, and punched holes near the top to tie with ribbon. (Use two ribbons, criss-cross them, gather them up and make a bow.) That worked well, though I'm sure there are other cute ways to close it up. Then I used my scraps to decorate it. I made some panels for the roof, so I decided to include panel templates (walls and roof) on an alternate template page. (These are 98% of the original side, but in the one pictured I actually made them slightly larger than the roof sides. Just so you know, it wasn't the best way to go.)
Here is a thumbnail of the template:
BOX or 4Shared. As usual, it is free for personal use. If you do a project with this and post it on your blog or website, share a link! Thanks, and ENJOY! - Kat