Monday, March 22, 2010

French Fry Purse tutorial

First, I want to send out a huge thank you to everyone that participated in the Blog hop over the weekend!! We had an awesome turnout!! I will be selecting the winner of my cards later this evening.

I have had several requests for a tutorial on how to create the French Fry Box Purses. So, here we go with my first real tutorial!

Supplies: French Fry Box; two coordinating pattern papers, and matching cardstock; 8” ribbon; accessories; adhesive; scissors; pencil; hole punch (I used my Big Bite)

Step 1:
Open your fry box, gently pull apart the adhesive so that it will lie flat.

Step 2:
Trace the fry box onto the back of your paper and cut out.

Step 3:
Apply adhesive and attach the paper to the box.

Step 4:
Glue the box back into shape. My box was a little bit taller on the backside so I cut it off to make the box even all the way around.

Step 5:
Cut an oval from your cardstock. A 5 ¼ “ oval fit my box perfectly. I used Core`dinations cardstock. Love that stuff!! I used the Cricut and my Storybook Cartridge to create a scallop oval. I then sanded the edges of the oval for a bit of distressing

Step 6:
Cut a slightly smaller oval from your coordinating patter paper. Again, using my Cricut, I cut a 4 ½” oval using the Plantin’ Schoolbook Cartridge.

Step 7:
Attach your ovals together. I stitched mine for a fun finished look.

Step 8:
Score your oval leaving the width of the box between score lines. I scored mine at 2 ¼” and 3 ¼”

Step 9:
Punch holes to thread the ribbon for the handle. Using the Crocodile Big Bite, I punched my holes ¾” from each edge.

Step 10:
Thread the ribbon through the hole and tie a knot to hold the ribbon in place.

Step 11:
Apply adhesive to the area that will be the back of the purse, and attach the oval cover.

Step 12:
Apply a closure to the front flap of the purse. I used a Velcro dot.

Step 13:
Accessorize! For this purse, I applied a vintage button.

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Karen said...

What a beautiful idea! I think I'm gonna have to try this!

kmassman said...

What a cute little purse!

Dayna said...

Jodi great tutorial!!! Those little purses are sooo cute!! Thanks for sharing!

meluv2scrap said...

Fabulous Jodi!! Thanks for sharing these adorable purses with us! A fry box who would of thunk it.

silvia said...

Thanks for the tutorial!! This is toooo cute!!!

Amy said... little neice would just flip for one of these! Gonna have to give this a try!! thanks for the wonderful tutorial!

Laurajean said...

LOVE this purse Jodi...too cute, so need to print this off and try it :)
You are so talented lady!!!

MsJay said...

This is a cute purse. Great project!