I picked up Decorating With Papercraft at the library this week. The cover project, Cardstock and Wire Cartons, was my favourite. I went to make it today and realised that the template in the book for the noodle box needed enlarging by 200% and not wanting to enlarge by hand, I decided to simply cover a noodle box that I already had in my stash.
If you would like to make one, here is what you need:
- small noodle box (available from craft stores)
- 1 sheet of scrap booking paper
- small hole punch
Remove the wire handle from the box using some long nosed pliers. The noodle box can then be flattened out. Trace around the outside of the noodle box onto a piece of scrap booking paper, cut out the shape, and then glue the pattered paper to the noodle box. Using a small hole punch, punch holes in all layers, using the holes in the existing noodle box as a guide. Refold the box using the score lines in the noodle box. Make sure that the four holes on each side are overlapping and then use the pliers to reattach the handle.
All in all it was a quick project. I think these covered noodle boxes would be a terrific way to package up treats from the kitchen as a gift (the purchased noodle box has a waxed coating so it would work well with cookies etc). You could also pop a gift voucher to your favourite Asian restaurant into the noodle box and add some chopsticks for an Asian inspired gift. They would also make great favour boxes or gift bags. I will definitely be making some more of these.