Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Boy's Day Fish Box

This year I wanted to make some simple Boy's Day treat containers because I know that once the treats are gone; the box gets tossed out.... (sigh) BOYS! I had this vision of a fish box made from the Sizzix Big Pro die cut candy box. I think I might have seen something similar on the Joy of Crafting (OC16 6:30 pm ) show. (I know Joy made a bat using this box die.) Anyway, the fish box starts with the die cut candy box with one of the ends cut off. Next use washi paper tape to make the stripes on the unfolded box. Apply Merikan tape to form the fish. Cut a 1" circle for the mouth and string a knotted piece of twine throught the center of the circle. Glue the circle onto the mouth area of the fish (which will hold the cut flaps together). Fill the box with treats (from the tail end) and tie the tail closed with more twine. I used Dandelion Designs Boy's Day stamps (paper piecing the kimono) to make a simple tag. Next time I think I will make the tag using the bamboo pole and fish stamps so that the fish box will look like one of the flying Boy's Day fish.....oh well there's always next year. Hapyy Boy's (Children's) Day to the kid in you! Thanks for reading this blog and please leave a comment if you want to make me happy, happpy!

7 comments:

Annette Allen said...

oh my word...HOW DARN CUTE...i love these little fish gift boxes...what a fun fun fun idea...totally love them..
great job..

Happy Tuesday and Happy May..

Leanne said...

Adorable and super creative Lynn!

Cheryl said...

This is too cute Lynn!!! Love the great idea behind that die. Have a great week!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Ohhh, what a cute idea. These are so cool.

Creations by Shirl said...

You rock with those fish boxes Lynn..You are way clever!

eunice said...

Love your koi nobori treat boxes, Lynn! Adding the stripes and googly eyes makes them so adorable. And I really like how you did the little gift tags with the paper pieced kimonos...what a great idea!

Anonymous said...

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