Thursday, August 14, 2014

Zentangle Tile Boxes

I have figured out two simple boxes to hold official Zentangle and Bijou tiles.  When I say "figured out" it means math. I remember when I was in high school algebra class someone was always asking why they needed to learn algebra because they were only going to grow up to be a ditch digger.  Of course it didn't occur to me then, but even the ditch digger needs to know how long, wide and deep to make the hole.  They might even need to calculate the volume of dirt that will be removed so they know how many dump truck loads to schedule.  Click here to see a Zentangle version of this box.

You can stop running in circles while screaming now because these cute little boxes do not need any algebra or advanced math skills.  If you "like" my Crafting Passions Facebook page and pm your email address, I will send you the instructions for free!  (I promise to discard your email address afterwards!!!)

The larger box is for regular Zentangle tiles and the smaller box is for Bijou tiles.
The ribbon and bow form a band that keeps the box closed.

The regular tile box measures 4" x 4" and is 1" wide. 
I was able to fit about 40 tiles inside.

The Bijou sized box is 2 1/2" by 2 1/2" and 1/2" wide.
I was able to include at least 20 Bijou tiles.

I used the following products to make the tile boxes:

  • Craft n CraftIn double-sided paper from Best Creation Inc..  This paper seemed perfect to me for these boxes.  Of course you could use plain white or black and add your own Tangles to the design!
  • Offray ribbon from Walmart
  • A Bow-Easy to make the little bows (from Scrapbook Central in Courtenay)
  • Scor-Tape from fellow CZT Diana Crick
  • Stick pin from Wild Orchid
  • EK Success scalloped edge punch

Have a wonderful day!


Sue said...

These look gorgeous Nancy. I love the pretty paper and fabulous design.
Sue xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two gorgeous little boxes Nancy. I was never any good at maths while at school, but normally manage to work out measurements for boxes that I make. Love the colours of these.

Sue xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous boxes Nancy!