Retreat Make and Take (Box)

A few months back when i was stamping with my friend Lori, I shared with her that I wanted to make a "shirt" box to use as one of the make and takes for this years retreat.  Lori is amazing at making boxes so I gave her the approximate dimensions I wanted and away she went sketching on her little pad of paper and within minutes, this pattern was born.  

Front of Box

Front of Box

Back of Box

Back of Box

The actual box portion is made out of two pieces of garden green card stock that have been glued together. (see pattern below). 

www.stampedwithaloha.com
www.stampedwithaloha.com

To make the shirt we cut a 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 piece of thick white card stock and covered it with the same size of Home For Christmas DSP.  To make the sleeves we cut two 2 x 3 pieces of thick card stock and did the same with pieces of the matching DSP.  Then we just glued them on the front of the box to make the shape of a shirt.  To make the collar we took a 2 x 5 1/2 piece of DSP and folded it in half and then bent the ends towards the center to form a collar and attached it with glue dots.  

Her Royal Highness Kehaulani

Her Royal Highness Kehaulani

Everyone seemed to love this box and we were especially glad that this project pleased HRH Kehau who is pictured above. 

  This box will be perfect for finding a creative way to package a gift for a guy this Holiday Season.  You could fill it with a small box of macadamia nuts or another great idea is a 2oz package of primo popcorn cause they come in such fun flavors and are made locally in Hawaii.  At retreat I filled it with the Li Hing Pineapple flavor, I wish I had a photo but we ate it so fast cause it was so ono.

I know this Aloha shirt box will work great for giving gifts here in Hawaii where shirts like this are the norm but if an Aloha shirt wouldn't fit the person you want to make this for I know this box could easily be converted into other types of shirts.  Can't you just imagine how cute it would be as a tux for New Years eve with a black sparkly bow tie?  I can't wait to try more of these boxes and hope you will be inspired to come up with some of your own too!   

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