Hello! SaraL here with a different sort of post today - a DIY Printable tutorial, to complement Heather's recent release of her wonderful Treasure Chest template! The Treasure Chest is such an adorable and unique way to present a gift to someone, or even to safely store something precious (think lock of hair, first tooth...) with a more personal touch.
All of Heather's DIY Printable templates are very straight forward to open, digitally decorate and then print. They all come with nice, straight forward instructions - which I do recommend reading before picking up your adhesive! ...I speak from experience.
I know it can be little intimidated trying hybrid for the first time, so today I'm sharing an easy photo tutorial of how to construct a DIY Printable Treasure Chest with you ...and believe me it is oh, so worth making, judging by look of delight on my son's face when I presented him with the finished article, filled with some jewel coloured jelly beans! So here we go:
Step 1: Open your template, and digitally decorate with your kit of choice as per Heather's instructions. When you're happy with how it looks, print out onto thin card or perhaps heavy photo paper using your printers 'Best Photo' setting.
Step 2: Gather your tools. I used a craft knife, a pair of scissors, a ruler, a bone folder (to crease the card), craft mat and double sided sticky craft tape.
Step 3: Cut out the image, then crease along the lines as indicated in Heather's instructions. When it comes to the curved lines on the lid - just follow the line and take your time. Now fold along all of these creased lines.
Step 8: Add whatever finishing touch you like! Raid your stash of buttons, ribbons, felt, flowers - whatever catches your eye. For the pink box, I used a felt star and button as the closure to my Treasure Chest. For the green Chest, I added a bow of organza ribbon tied around the whole box to create a simple, effective but still attractive, closure.
Remember, Heather's DIY Printable Templates: Treasure Chest comes with a sweet ready-to-print example, shown here with an organza ribbon bow and button as the finishing touch:
I hope this photo tutorial encourages you to have a go for yourself! ...and if there are any other DIY Printables you'd like to see a 'how-to' in photos for, please do let let me know :)
In case you were wondering, I used Heather's Punk Rock Princess and Punk Rock Prince kits to decorate the Treasure Chests you've seen in this post - perfect kits if you're having boys and girls to the same party, and plan to make your own party bags, treat wrappers, invites... you name it!
Enjoy the rest of April,