How to Craft a Duct Tape Valentine’s Day Stump Card Box


[THEME MUSIC PLAYING] Valentine’s Day is coming
up, and hopefully you’ll be getting a lot of love letters. But you want to keep those
love letters in a keepsake box because those are good memories and
important memories to cherish forever. So I’m going to show you guys
how to make a duct tape card box using just a cylinder cardboard
box you can get at the craft store. And I’m going to make it kind
of look like a wood stump by adding a little extra limb here. And I’m going to use the
toilet paper roll to do that. So first, I’m going to
cover the base of the box. This is a pretty simple process. Just use your primary color
or print that you’ve chosen. I’m going to use the camo
skull print and cover the box. Great, so you’re just going
to continue around and cover the sides and the bottom, and it
will look something like this. So now I’m going to move on to the top. And I want to create
a little slit here so that I can put all those
love letters inside. So I’m going to do
that by using my craft knife to just cut a rectangle opening. OK, so now I’m going to
cover the top of the box with my accent color,
which is this neon green. And I’m just going to first line
the edges of this little opening. Some I’m just going
to lay this down here, and then I’m just going to cut
a little diagonal line here in the corner, which will just make
it easier to fold in around the edges. And I’m just going to continue
covering the top with my neon green. Great, so now that I
have the top covered, I’m just going to cut off
the excess around the edge, using my craft knife to just trim it. I’m just going to remove this excess
and cover the sides with my camo skull print. Line it up with the bottom
edge of this box top, and that will give you
excess here, at the top. And now you’ll just take
your scissors and cut slits, and this will really help you
to get a nice, clean edge when you fold this excess over
onto the top of your lid. And they’re even because I lined it
up with the bottom, so everything will look nice and finished. So just continue and finish the rest
of your lid, and will look like this. It’s coming together, and now I
want to add the embellishments. So because I want this to look
kind of like a wood stump, I’m going to use this toilet paper roll. And I’m just going to cut
about two inches of it. I’m going to cover the
top with my accent color. So this neon green, I’m just going to
cut a square and lay it over the top. And then I’m just going to
fold down the corners, OK. I’m going to cover the surrounding
edge with my camo skull print. So I’m just going to line up
the edge with the top edge and cut in some more splits
along this excess here. And these are going
to be what will attach this piece to the base of your box. So just sort of splaying out
these pieces, and there we go. And you can see how those tabs really
help attach this nice and securely down. So that looks perfect. So now that I’m done with this, I
want to add another embellishment to the front. So I’m going to use this
template that I cut out. It’s just a heart with an arrow. And I’m going to use that on
the back of my Duck Tape sheet. I’m going to outline it with my marker. I’m choosing to do a heart
accent, but of course you could do any kind of
embellishment you want. And then you just want to cut
it out, following the line. That will look something like this. Love it. So that looks pretty cute. I’m going to add even more
because I can’t help myself. So I pre-cut, using just a letter
stencil, the first letter of my name and the first letter
of my boyfriend’s name, Joey, plus a plus sign
because I’m so in love. OK, I’m really getting cheesy. Super cute– super cute, but I’m
going to add one more element. So I’m going to use my
permanent marker, and I’m just going to create a little spiral here
on the side, and a spiral at the top because it’s supposed
to be a tree stump. They’re the lines of my tree,
you know, showing the age. All right, it’s complete. This is the color combo
that I chose, but you could go more traditional with it
and do a brown with beige accent. You can come up with
your own color combos, and I hope you guys get
a ton of love letters. I love you. Kisses, thank for watching. [THEME MUSIC PLAYING]

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