Hello, Kay was on Hochanda last weekend with a IndigoBlu Christmas ODS, fabulous new stamps! Also on the show were the 3 tier wooden boxes that she brought to Hochanda last year. The sample I made with them then was an advent calendar with a box for each day. I had worked out the measurements at the time and they were shared on Hochanda- I went to the studio to teach Kay so she could show them on air! But as the rewind is only for 14 days, the ‘how to’ is long gone and I can’t find them in my craft room, I had a major tidy up since then
Sue Ralph asked me if I still had the measurements as she had been asked, so I’ve worked out again! Not having the boxes any more Elizabeth Robinson came to my rescue and sent me the measurements. So with a little help from my son here are the measurements, I think these will workout better then the original ones. Please note I’ve not been able to test these will fit but I’m confident they will!
27 triangular boxes are needed to fill the bottom section allowing for a few extra treats! They fit in as shown. Cut out from 14.8cm x 13.4cm thin card and score as shown. Fold and crease all the score lines (the dashed lines) before making up. Glue the 1cm tab to the side, fold in and glue one end.
Helpful tips; Note that these boxes are not quite equilateral triangles, the base is slightly bigger than the sides.
There are 27 boxes needed to fill the frame, some of them will be upside down, remember that when putting the numbers on.
Sharp creases will produce a neat box.
Put the boxes into the frame before numbering them as they may only fit in a certain configuration.
Thin card of about 200/220gsm works well.
I hope this makes sense and you enjoy making your advent calendar, leave a message if you need any help.
Update– Sue Ralph kindly acted as tester and made a box with these measurements and here is our chat about the results;
Me — That’s the main problem I remember from before, how to close, one end is glued which is easy, the other will tuck in if card is firm enough, flaps are left on all sides and all the score lines are sharp.
Hope that may help!
If you do make these up I would love to see!
Take care Kay xx