The sloping roofed houses I saw on Willingdon Island warmed me up to the place. Here are two clicks I liked from my short trip to the beautiful city. Hope you like them too. Tell me, how do you like to remember a city?
But I think, someone (an exasperated boyfriend or husband?), somewhere was thinking, “What should I do so I never have to answer that.”
And thanks to this thoughtful person, we now have a nifty lil gadget. I found it on Madewell and it’s so fun, I had a complete blast for 10 minutes. What’s even better, it gives you ideas for smart casual looks that you can easily put together. So, spin it, find a look you like, go fish in your cupboard and step out in style!
Now you can get on to the next question directly, “How do I look?”
Try The Style Spinner here.
The Holstee Manifesto has inspired not just the founders of Holstee, but about 500,000 people who have shared it. Food for thought.
Spoiler alert: the box is pretty simple to make once you’ve got the hang of it. The multitude of images I’ve put up here shouldn’t mislead you into thinking it’s a complex project. The photos are simply here to help you follow every step in the crafting.
Start off by folding the square sheet diagonally to form a triangle. Now fold one corner of the triangle to create a smaller triangle. Press firmly along the folds to form creases. Next, open the paper, flatten it and fold it into half and finally into a square.
Push out the edges to form a triangle as shown in the first picture below. Repeat the same for the other side of the square. You will end up with a triangle as shown.
Lift one of the bottom corners of the triangle and fold across to meet the top corner. Do the same with the second bottom corner and repeat it on the other side of the paper. Once you have pressed down firmly on all the folds, pull down the free ends of the folds to as shown in the photo.
Open the folds again, to flatten the sheet of paper. Now, pick up a corner and fold across until the tip touches the dot, as shown. Do this for all four corners.
All the folding is now done, the creases formed are guidelines to craft the box. Fold the paper once again diagonally to form a triangle. Using a scissor, cut along the lines marked with crosses in the photo below. Fold across along the other diagonal and cut along lines in a similar fashion.
The next picture has dotted lines along which you will be folding your paper to finally create the box.
Insert the arrows into the slits as shown below and you have your lovely box ready! You can use it to keep your trinkets, or pack favours or simply hand out candy to kids.
You can experiment with patterns, newspaper prints or write a personal message on the box. I hope you enjoy making these for your next gifting occasion.