Pop Up Box to Download

Sat, 22 Jan 2011

Here's a quick download for you to try out. You'll no doubt remember the pop up festive box that Eric Dyer sent me earlier in the month. He was kind enough to link to his template so I've taken the liberty of modifying it a bit and adding it as a free download available at the link.

It's a quick and easy project. The end result could have all sorts of uses from festive decoration to advertising bill board. The whole project would make a great craft activity for home or school.

So, print out the parts onto thin card (230 gsm / 230 micron) Score along the dotted lines and cut out the parts. No centre marks on these holes as I reckon they are too small for a circle cutter.

Fold round and glue down the longer of the two pieces.

Glue one end of the shorter pieces to the bottom of the cube shape.

Thread the shorter piece inside the cube and glue the tab to the other side. Don't let the glue get anywhere apart form the tab.

Fold the cube flat. That's basically it.

Finish off by threading a piece of string in place as shown…

…and knotting it.

There you go. Fold the cube flat to fit in a card or envelope. Pull the string to make it pop up. Neat.

Thanks Eric!

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Comments (3)

  • Nobledesign January 23, 2011 at 1:18 am

    There’s something so fabulous

    There's something so fabulous about how a tug on a string can self-assemble a 3D shape! Well done!

  • hugo leandro January 24, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Thanks for your artwork

    Thanks for your artwork reproducing this simple but nice box, Rob. Nice work! Later, could you add when possible some snowflakes at the sides of the cube? All the best.

    • drinkumbrella January 31, 2011 at 3:54 am

      Hugo, the trick we did with

      Hugo, the trick we did with the snowflake was to use a snowflake-shaped craft punch. Google for "arctic snowflake craft punch" to find the one I used in my original card. There's a lot of interesting punches out there once you start looking.

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