June 03, 2011

Mini-van Treat Box Tutorial

Thank you to everyone who left such nice comments on my Caution : Dino Drivers post. I promised to show you I made the mini-van treat boxes. So here's the tutorial.



Tutorial : I used one piece of 6"x6" paper to make my van which measures 3"x1.5"x1.5". You can adjust the template proportionally if you wish to make a bigger van.


  • Cut out this template from pattern paper. Making two slits on the roof were the red lines are



  • Glue up the two tabs along the front of the van



  • Glue up the two tabs along the back of the van



  • Put your treat inside

  • Going round in a clockwise direction glue up the bottom flaps



  • Here's the van's bottom secured



  • Cut out four 0.75" circles for the wheels. If your treats are heavy, sandwich your wheels between metal washers


  • Embellish the windscreen, bumper, headlights and windows


  • Make a giftcard topper measuring 2.75"x2"


  • Slot into the slits on the roof of the van



  • I hope you enjoyed this paper construction project. If you make one, leave me a comment as I'd love to come see your version.


    Linking up to these parties.


    59 comments:

    Craftylicious said...

    ur mini vans are awesome!! thanks for sharing the template n tute Sandy!!!! :) Hope to be able to try it out soon!! :)

    ~amy~ said...

    You do such amazing work...thanks for the tut!!!

    Rosana Garcia Hess said...

    love it!!! thanks for sharing
    hugs from Brazil

    jacirascrap said...

    Sandy! Que criatividade!!! Ótimo para lembrançinhas para meninos!

    Lilly... said...

    Wow! This is great!!! I have to make my own brmmm-brmmm... :D

    Patti J said...

    Sandy, this is amazing! Love it!!! Thanks for sharing..and have a great day!

    Mihaela said...

    Great tutorial, very nice cars!

    Sue said...

    Fantastic Sandy thanks so much for shareing Luv Sue x

    Cassie said...

    This rocks!!! Thank you for sharing it with us at Paper Issues! We featured you today. http://paperissues.blogspot.com/2011/06/minivan-treat-boxes.html

    Keshet said...

    These are completely adorable, Sandy!

    Eve said...

    this really looks fun to make & looks great for the gift! :-) I can see, Sandy, that you luv PAPERS ;-)

    Kelly Massman said...

    These are too cute!

    bebang said...

    super cute! :)

    STAMPING SAM said...

    How so very cute! Sharing this link with a Gran-MaMa friend!

    aussiechick said...

    I love these Sandy will be making some tomorrow

    Christie said...

    This mini-van tutorial is amazing! Love it!

    Ashley said...

    how darling!!! I LOVE THIS:)

    Ira said...

    Amazing vans Sandy, thanks for sharing your tutorial!!

    Jami said...

    Wow!! These are gorgeous!!! Would love for you to share them at the Pretty Packages Party!
    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/06/pretty-packages-party-10.html
    Smiles!
    Jami

    Sylvia said...

    How fun and creative! My grandchildren would love these! Happy sunday, Sandy!

    Leslie Miller said...

    Oh, for Heaven's sake! That is just too cute! Love it! Awesome!!!

    cebelica said...

    Hi hun! I'm sorry because I have been MIA lately. I've been busy with my work and computer classes and more or less the only free time I have is over the weekend. *sigh*

    I love this cute mini van. What a great idea. Thank you for the tutorial on how to make one.

    Hugs!

    Rachael@LovelyCraftyHome said...

    Wow these are simply amazing! I cannot believe you made them. Thanks so much for linking this tutorial! :)

    2amscrapper said...

    wow!

    lynn said...

    sandy, these are just amazing! my nephews would love them:) thanks for sharing!

    Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

    Sandy -- these are SO adorable! What pieces of art these are -- lucky lucky kids who get THESE treat containers!

    Glen said...

    Sooo clever Sandie. You design the most amazing creations. TFS. ~Glen~

    Kirsty Vittetoe said...

    OH my, you always have the coolest tutorial here! Thanks for sharing!

    Jocelyn said...

    WOW! I don't know how you come up with these fabulous ideas! Love the card on top--super cute touch. I'm going to have to try this idea soon, so thanks for the tutorial!

    Jona Panesa said...

    so lovely! you truly are a queen of alter arts!

    Rbarakat said...

    wow this is amazing Sandy!

    Liza Yahya said...

    The van is super duper cute Sandy, thanks for sharing :)

    Spardha said...

    WOW!.. AMAZING project!.. thanks for the tutorial! :D

    Kelly @ Run With Glitter said...

    So sute! your live on the Glitter Blog.http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/06/chapstick-tutorial-templet-free.html

    ♥Silvana♥ said...

    Awesome tutorial !!! thankssssss

    Christine @ Pure Joy Events said...

    So creative. Enter your tutorial into our Party Tutorial Contest for a chance to win some fabulous prizes totaling over $200 (http://www.purejoyeventsblog.com/2011/06/party-tutorial-contest-2.html)! I'm your newest follower.

    onecraftymama said...

    Sandy, thank you so much for your comments at my blog. I'm in awe of the amazing projects you've created & the wonderful tutorials - can't wait to have a more thorough look!!

    Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

    Sandy

    fantastic tutorial!

    The mum of all trades said...

    I love these, great for a birthday party. Just found your blog so I'm off to have a good look around now.

    Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

    Too cute for words. Thanks so much for sharing the tut & templates!

    Mindie Hilton said...

    I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/06/any-link-goes-party-running-now-summer.html

    Come strut your stuff.

    Jami said...

    Sandy, I just adore these little mini vans! So glad you shared them at the Pretty Packages party! They will be featured tomorrow in the highlight post! Feel free to grab a feature button!
    Smiles!
    Jami

    AllieMakes! said...

    VERY fun! Love those!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

    Jamie said...

    SO cute. Thank you for sharing. I'm a new follower I hope to see you at http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

    P.S. I have a link party every Monday. I would love for you to stop by next week and link up your table.

    Sachiko said...

    You are amazing! I love them!

    Natalёk said...

    You do such amazing work, I'll try to make it

    AmieAnn said...

    These are awesome.. and the tutorial is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your many talents.. hope you will share with my Pink Hippo party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/07/pink-hippo-party-37.html

    HI THERE! said...

    Super cute! Thanks so much for the fabulous tutorial. I would love to make one of these. Pinning!
    Jenn :)

    Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

    These are so cute! I hope you will link up to the Tuesday Confessional link party starting tonight at 8pm MST. I'm co-hosting with A Reason to Skip the Housework, so your post will be seen on BOTH blogs!
    www.craftyconfessions.com
    I hope to see you soon!
    ~Macy

    Carolyn said...

    I love the vans...they are fantastic. And a lot of fun for the kids. Can't wait to try it out. Thanks for posting.

    Lynda @ {ubersavvy} said...

    These are a great little gift idea to say thanks. They look so cute!

    Karen @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb said...

    so much fun! My son would love making these!

    Cricutjunkie said...

    What a cute party favor or gift. I am glad I found your blog from you had me at craft link party. I am you newest follower. Please stop by and say HI. Traci

    Lori Comeau said...

    Very Cool.
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

    liZ evans said...

    So creative and cute. I love it!
    liZ
    (simplesimonandco)

    teri@thefreshmancook said...

    These are amazing and so cute. Thanks for a great tutorial. I linked to you from Simply Sweet Favorites. Thanks

    Sylvanfire said...

    These are so cute! I will definitely have to make one... I wonder if I can modify to make a transport truck! I know a few boys who would absolutely LOVE IT!

    Stopping by from Sassy Sites FFA
    Keep Creating!
    Angie
    http://artsyyou.blogspot.com

    Danial123 said...

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    Colorado

    Lowri said...

    This is such a fabulous project - thanks so much fpr letting me feature it over at TipJunkie!
    Lowri
    http://www.tipjunkie.com/papercraft-tutorials/