Saturday, March 7, 2015

How to Construct a Belly Box

Did you purchase a belly box from your favorite SVG seller and sitting there wondering how to put it together?  If you are like me, I need a little picture to help me visualize the process.  Here are a few pictures that can give you a little visual.  There are tons of videos I'm sure that walk you through the complete process, but if you are in a hurry and just need a picture, then here it is.

The belly box in the pictures below are from, the file is Trio of Bunnies .  Be sure to register with their site, they run sales all the time, plus will send a Freebie Friday file each week.

After making a few here are a few tips to make it easier.

First tip:  Do all your shading and piecing before you construct the box.

Second tip:  Add your little extras, like eye lashes, mouth, etc.

It isn't totally necessary, but sure makes it a lot easier.  I ran my pieces through my Xyron, I wanted to make sure the stayed put.

Third tip:  Be sure to make all the folds before you start putting it together.  If you have put boxes together before than this is something you have a habit of doing.  Novices may not realize this is an important step.

The pictures below show how all the pieces are folded.   

Fourth tip:  The body piece should be applied to the inside of the bottom piece.  You will get a more finished look.  Be sure you get it centered right or it may be a little difficult to fold up the sides.

Attach your box flaps inside the body and feet. as shown in this picture.  I used my ATG tape runner, but glue would be fine, I just don't have a lot of luck with glue staying.

Here they are, all completed.  Aren't they adorable?  They really aren't  difficult at all.  The hardest and most time consuming  part was the shading of all the pieces.  Shading isn't necessary, but it sure makes a difference in the final project.

I hope this quick tutorial helps.  


From now until March 13, 2015 at 11:59 PM CST, you can get this free stamp with any size purchase.

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Happy Craftin!
Kim (Proud MiMi)
CTMH Independent Consultant

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