Last week was my stepfathers birthday, as we weren't going to get to see him, I needed to make something light that I could post to him.
I decided on a box of drawers. I loosely followed this video..
Box of Drawers
This is the basic construction, the sides that open out to reveal drawers and the lid.
next I made little cards to go in the drawers..
I fastened each card onto a square bar of chocolate..
Then I glued a strip of card around the bottom of each of the four sides..I then made 4 voucher holders/envelopes..each one slots into the decorative edge of the card strip.
As I had put heavy chocolate inside, I wanted it to be a little more sturdy, so I added a thicker piece of card underneath the bottom drawer, and I added eyelets and string to keep it fastened.
I decorated the envelopes and popped a vouchers inside each one.
In the man envelope a bookshop voucher in the violin envelope a music shop voucher, in the coffee pot envelope a starbucks voucher and in the wine glasses a voucher to buy a bottle of wine.
They slip into the sides, and are held in by the lid.
Finally I decorated the lid. He is a big fan of vintage aeroplanes...so I cut some and mounted them on acetate to make them springy, then attached them to 'some clouds'
It was all well received.