I also tried a new Elmer’s product on this project. It’s not really new but it’s new to me and I love it! This was a first time that I tried Elmer’s Adhesive Spray. At first, I had my doubts that it would hold card stock to the tri-fold board but it is really strong. So strong in fact, that you need to work fast and try not to touch the sprayed surface. This adhesive spray would work great for paper crafts that need to be durable. I also wanted to use the Elmer’s foam board because it’s thick and durable and I would like this box to be more than just a gift box but also a keepsake or a storage box!
Elmer’s Tri-Fold Foam Board (choose a size for the box you want)
Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray
Elmer’s Craft Bond All Purpose glue
Elmer’s Designer Masking Tape
Cars Paperback Book (I got one at the Dollar store)
Letter and snowflake stencils
Red tissue paper and ribbon
1. Lay down the tri-fold foam board so that the folds are horizontal. Trace the cube box template and cut, where you supposed to cut, with the X-Acto knife. (PLEASE NOTE: some cuts will be all the way though but in the folds, make sure to do an outer cut only, on the opposite side of the fold, but NOT all the way though!)
2. Fold the box and glue the overlapping sides. Make sure not to glue the top cover of the box. Press each side with your hands and let dry for about 30 minutes.
3. Cut the red card stock into equal squares, the same size as the sides of the box. Using the Elmer’s adhesive spray, glue on the card stock squares to the outer sides of the box. (NOTE: Adhesive spray is strong and smelly, use it in an open area and lay down a newspaper or something else under the project, to protect the table surface.)
4. Using the designer masking tape, cover all the corners and edges of the box.
5. I used my X-Acto knife to cut out Lightning McQueen and Mater from the book. Using the adhesive spray, glue the Cars cut-out to the sides of the box.
6. Using your stencils and silver paint, pain the snowflakes and letters on the box.
7. To make the tissue paper bow, cut the tissue paper in rectangles (I made them 6×3) and tie the ribbon in the center, like a bow. Gently, spread apart the tissue paper to form a poofy bow. Tie it to the top of the box.
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