Sunday, December 19

Free Moving Boxes

I needed some cardboard boxes for a project I'm working on. I wanted REAL cardboard boxes, like the ones you can get at UHaul. Unfortunately, they don't sell miniature boxes. They do post the sizes of their boxes on their website.

I looked around for a pattern and found one at for making real size boxes. It looked a bit complicated, at least for me, until I tried it. Here's what I came up with.

There is an error in my pattern. Do you see it? The height of the box should be 2 inches, not 2 1/4." :{

My finished box is one inch square. If you follow the tutorial you can make your own boxes in any size you would like.

Now that my storage boxes are made, I really need to get my gifts wrapped!

My "to do" list is so long right now. I'll be leaving for Florida in three days. No, I'm not moving. Just going HOME for Christmas!


Julia and Hywel said...

Hope you have a wonderful christmas :)
Julia xxxx

Kathi said...

Thanks Julia! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas too!

BiWuBär said...

Your boxes look great!

Have a wonderful christmas!


Ascension said...

Gracias por el enlace, las cajas te han quedado genial.
Siempre aprendo algo cuando te visito.
Que pases una Feliz Navidad.
besitos ascension

Nina in Germany said...

Thank you for this tip, The boxes are great.

Chris said...

Hi Kathi, your boxes look great. Have E-mailed you twice but no reply, have you changed E-mail addres??

Kathi said...

Thanks and more Merry Christmases! :D
My email address is correct Chris. I haven't received your note? Will you please try again?

Chris said...

Hi Kathi, I just E-mailed you. Best wishes from Chris

Caseymini said...

Cool boxes, Kathi. Are you moving out of the beach house and into a rehab? LOL

Have a great Christmas!

Mini Hugs,

Kathi said...

Casey, If you saw the desk that was clean on Thursday and the desk today, you would recommend me to Clean Sweep OR rehab! LOL

Merry Christmas to you and your family too!
Please tell Tessie to save me some egg nog. I'll be back for the New Year's Eve party!

Lucille said...

Your boxes are perfect, Kathi. Your site is so inspiring! I never know what you'll come up with next. I like your moving pictures on the right. LOL. I don't know what you call that computer concept. But, it's fun to watch.

Kathi said...

Hi Lucille and Merry Christmas! The moving pictures are called a "slide show." If you go to you can upload photos and make one yourself. :D
BTW. When are you going to start YOUR blog????

jose said...

happy Christmas and new year from carmona

Kathi said...

Happy Christmas to you too Jose! I love following your progress on your blog. You've done some amazing things there! I'm sure there will be many more in the new year! :D

Mini Me said...

How cute! Love it!

Lucille said...

I never even thought about having my own blog, Kathi. I'm building my first house for now. It's something to think about!

Kathi said...

Merry Christmas Mini Me! Thanks for stopping by!

Lucille, we all want to see what you're doing! Come on, start a blog. It's easy and it will be SO much fun, you'll see. :D Merry Christmas!

MiniAussie said...

I love this post! I work for Australia Post (, and lately I have been considering boxes!! Thank you :)
Your box is perfect!

Kathi said...

Thanks Mini, I'm glad you like the boxes. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas. Can't wait to see more of your little house. You are making great progress!

Jollie said...

Thank you for sharing this! :)
Your boxes look amazing!

Warm hugs, Jollie