Milk Carton Box Tutorial

By on November 26, 2011

Supplies

    • 7″ x 11″ piece of cardstock

 

    • Sticky Strip™ or other strong adhesive

 

    • Paper cutter with scoring blade

 

    • Stylus tool

 

    • Ruler

 

    • Bone Folder optional

 

    • Scissors

 

    • Stamps

 

    • Ink

 

  • Additional cardstock and embellishments to decorate your carton
Milk Carton Box supplies Milk Carton Box Tutorial

Directions:

  1. Step 1

    Score at 2″, 5″ and 6 1/2″ on the short side of the cardstock.

    Milk Carton Box Step 1 Milk Carton Box Tutorial
  2. Step 2

    Turn cardstock 90 degrees and score at 2 1/2″, 5″, 7 1/2″ and 10″ on the long side of the cardstock.

    Milk Carton Box Step 2 Milk Carton Box Tutorial
  3. Step 3

    Arrange cardstock with the long side at the bottom of the work surface.

    Now cut on vertical scores lines ( 2 1/2″, 5″, 7 1/2″ and 10″) up to the first horizontal score lines.

    This will make the bottom of the box.

    Milk Carton Box Step 3 Milk Carton Box Tutorial
  4. Step 4

    Cut part of the 1″ scored strip on the left hand side, leaving only the 3″ piece to create a glue tab for the sides of the box.

    On the top of the box, cut the third panel of the 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles off as pictured. This will be the milk carton spout.

    Milk Carton Box Step 4 Milk Carton Box Tutorial
  5. Step 5

    On the remaining three 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ panels, use a stylus and ruler to add a score down the middle of each panel.

    Milk Carton Box Step 5 Milk Carton Box Tutorial
  6. Step 6

    Use ruler and stylus to add diagonal score lines to the box as shown.

    The lines have been traced with a marker on the back side of the cardstock here.

    Milk Carton Box Step 6 Milk Carton Box Tutorial
  7. Step 7 (Optional)

    Stamp cardstock.

    Milk Carton Box Step 7 Milk Carton Box Tutorial
  8. Step 8

    Use bone folder to pre-fold all score lines, including the diagonal ones.

    Milk Carton Box Step 8 Milk Carton Box Tutorial
  9. Step 9

    Add Sticky Strip™ to your glue tab.

    Milk Carton Box Step 9 Milk Carton Box Tutorial
  10. Step 9

    Add Sticky Strip™ to the glue tab.

    Milk Carton Box Step 9 Milk Carton Box Tutorial
  11. Step 10

    Adhere the glue tab inside to the other wall to form the box.

    Milk Carton Box Step 10 Milk Carton Box Tutorial
  12. Step 11

    Fold the bottom flaps in one at a time and add Sticky Strip™ to the last two flaps to close the box.

    Milk Carton Box Step 11 Milk Carton Box Tutorial
  13. Step 12

    Add Sticky Strip™ to the back half of the 1/2″ panels at the top to hold the milk carton closed.

    Now finish the box by adding embellishments.

    Milk Carton Box Step 13 Milk Carton Box Tutorial