Cone Flower Box

Materials

  • White paperboard jewelry box, 3-3/4” square of any depth
  • 12”x12” Designer Paper Pad (K&Company) (Ancestry.com)
  • Coordinating picot-edge satin ribbon
  • Large pearl brad

Tools

  • Cornflower Punch (Martha Stewart Crafts)
  • Circle template or punch, 2-1/2”
  • Brown ink pad
  • Coordinating watercolor marker
  • Pencil
  • Needle tool

Directions

STEP 1

  • Color edge of box lid with watercolor marker. Adhere ribbon around edge of lid.

STEP 2

  • Measure box height below lid and cut two 8”-long paper strips of that width. Overlap and glue ends to create long strip. Beginning and ending near a corner, glue paper strip around bottom of box; trim excess.

STEP 3

  • Cut twelve 1” and twelve 1-1/2” paper squares. Match opposite corners of each square and form cone shape around fingertip or a pencil tip; glue overlapping edge and let dry.

STEP 4

  • Cut 2-1/2” circle from paper for flower base. Punch one coneflower shape from paper for flower center; set aside. Fold base circle in half and in half again to create an “X”; unfold.

STEP 5

  • Glue three large cones between each set of fold marks, points facing center; let dry. Adhere smaller cones on top of first layer, placing one small cone between each pair of large cones; let dry.

STEP 6

  • Ink edges of punched flower shape, pierce hole through center and insert brad. Glue center into flower. Adhere flower to box lid.

Tip

  • 1. Create a white-on-white blossom for wedding gift packaging.
  • 2. Experiment with squares of different sizes to create jumbo or miniature blossoms; adjust center size as needed.
  • 3. Next time, reverse paper side when folding cones to get a different look.
by Ann Clack
Cone Flower Box
Cone Flower Box