I had shown you at the end of 2012 some versions of a Tic Tac cover which I had made to look like miniature back packs. Perfect little gifts for a teacher gift or little gifts for school friends or anyone in fact. At the time I promised a tutorial and immediately forgot to follow-up on that. Eventually someone gave me nudge to remind me of the tutorial, so here it is today.
- Double sided patterned paper (not too thin)
- Double sided tape (strong)
- A brad or enamel dot
- A set of small magnets
- Cut 4 pieces of patterned paper of the following sizes –
– 15.5 x 10.5 cm (6½” x 4¼”) – 8.5 x 4.5 cm (3½” x 1¾”) – 9.5 x 1 cm (2 strips) (3¾” x ½”)
- Take the largest piece and score along the longest side at – 1.5 cm, 4 cm, 8.5 cm and 11 cm (½”, 1½”, 3½” and 4½” ).
- Turn the card and score at 2 cm (¾”) for the bottom of the pack.
- Cut off the left square at the bottom of the pack and trim the sides as in the photo above
- Fold this piece to form the main piece of the back pack
- Using double-sided tape adhere the side and bottom
- Take the second largest piece and score along the long side at – 3 cm and 5.5 cm (1¼” and 2¼”).
- Punch the corners
- Score the smallest strips of paper and score at 2 cm (½”).
- Attach the strips of paper to the inside of the back using the score line as an indicator of how far down the strip should be placed.
- Attach the other ends of the strips to the outside of the back.
- Using double-sided tape attach the last piece of patterned paper to the inside of the back pack aligning the fold with the top of the box shape.
- Attach a magnet to the inside of the flap about 1 cm from the edge in the centre.
- Attach the other magnet to the inside of the box to correspond with the other.
Here is another example
Finished Tic Tac Back Packs.
I haven’t added a sentiment ‘cos I’m not sure who I am giving them to as yet but you should add a sentiment (see this post).
Well I hope that helps Christy, once you know the measurements and design they are quick and easy. Hope you enjoy. I have added imperial measurements but I’m not 100% certain they are accurate, so try on a scrap of paper first.
Bye for now,