Thursday, March 4, 2010

Bun in the Oven Gift Box

I saw the inspiration for this cute little oven over at Julie Campbells blog,

She had seen it done by Lauren Meader for a baby shower gift. Lauren has a video showing how to make a cupcake (or "bun") out of little socks - so cute!
(Lauren's original box is here.) I had a blast making this - hope you do, too. I would love to see pictures, if you try it! 

I used flowers for the burners, cause I thought Julie's were so cute, but has a dingbat named Jirai that looks just like little stove burners. I outlined the stove top with black.

I added knobs on the front, and used tiny brads to attach the handle & make a hook for the gift tag/oven mitt on the side. The towel & oven mitt are paper...this was a practice in restraint for this old dressmaker! I used acrylic for the window in the door, reinforcing it with a frame on the inside so I could use the brads to attach the handle. An svg file follows for all the components but the box, which is too big for my baby bug, but is easily cut using the template below.

The dimensions are:
Paper 8½ x 11"
Scores for long side:  1", 4", 7½" 10½" (you will score the remaining two lines after scoring the short side.)
Scores for short side: 2½", 6"
Now go back and score at the half-inch mark, between the edge of the paper and the 1" score line, stopping the scores at the score lines made on the short side.
Score the "drawer" at 1 1/8" for the fold, and then, if you like, score some decorative rows, stopping before you get to the edge (I scored mine in a descending order, with each row getting a little longer toward the bottom.
Fold on all score lines except the last two.
Cuts: Cut up to the 1" score line, then cut away the 1/2" x 2½" pieces next to the 1" center bottom tab. Cut remaining dark lines shown in the template above.

Use strong tape to adhere the sides together - I used Terrifically Tacky red tape.

The .svg file is here.

Just for fun... you've got to watch this video - so great!  It gets better and better...enjoy!


Julie Campbell said...

This turned out SO cute! :)

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

How adorable. So fun!

Laura said...

I ended up rolling up a baby sleeper cinnamon-roll style, and securing with a pink rubber band, to use for my "bun". IT was a little too big for the oven, but so is the real one! :O

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Box, Purses, etc. post on Mar. 27, 2010. Thanks again.

JustYolie said...

OH MY WORD!!! This is just too cute! Thank you for the cut file.

Denise From Boca said...

I need an excuse to make one...what a cute idea! I saved the file just in case!


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