If you have a dad in your life that loves golf, this little desk organizer is sure to be a hit. It is really simple to put together and would be a great craft for a child to make with a little help from mom.
- WHITE AND GREEN CARD STOCK
- SWISS DOT EMBOSSING FOLDER
- PATTERNED PAPER
- PUNCHES (OPTIONAL)
- BROWN INK/SPONGE
Begin by either printing the box and using it as a template or use an electronic cutter to cut it out of white card stock. Trim the top of the box off as shown.
The entire piece is too long to fit in the embossing folder at one time so I did it in sections.
I used a shaped punch to make the front of the box but this could be done by tracing a shape (like a half circle) and cutting it free hand. In order to make the opening evenly spaced, I first punched a template out of scrap paper and positioned it on the front with some re-positionable tape.
The punch was then placed on top of the scrap and punched.
This gives a nice evenly spaced area without having to measure.
The box was then assembled. A strip of grass was made using a punch. This could also be done by cutting the shape free hand if you don’t happen to have a punch.
The strip was attached to the bottom of the box and a little brown ink was applied to the edges of the box using a sponge. I know the indents should probably go on the outside but I liked it the other way around. It would probably look more like a golf ball that way so you can do it either way.
A little putting green flag was made using the BANNERS HYBRID TEMPLATE.
The flag was attached to a thin craft stick using double sided tape.
The flag stick was placed in one corner of the box. A thin strip of card stock was adhered to the sides over the stick with double sided tape to hold the stick in place. A small square of green was placed on the inside of the box. I just measured the bottom and cut about an 1/8th of an inch smaller.
Throw in a couple post it pads and some paper clips and you have a cute little gift for dad that allows him to dream of golfing while he is at work.
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