Friday, October 19, 2012

Double Slider Stick Pin Box

Hi there, welcome to my little corner of the web! Thank you for joining us in this Halloween blog hop, you should be coming from Liz's blog. You can also start from the beginning with Yolanda.

A few weeks ago I participated in a stick pin swap and wanted to find a fun holder for them. I came across an adorable box on youtube from sscrafter1 that you can find here: Double Slider Box

I received many compliments and decided to document how I did it but make sure to watch the video, she makes it very clear and I don't know about you but I'm a visual person.
I also went ahead and made some printable instructions that go more into detail. Download them here:
Box Instruction Pictures This has a full page of photos
Box instructions

In the end you will come out with this!

4" tall, 3" wide, 3/4" deep

Box body -4x10 3/4 patterned cardstock (can be double sided but not required, the middle panel will be the front of the box, panel with tab will be the back)
Inserts- 2 of these-2 3/4 x 3 3/4 cardstock (1 will be seen from top, 1 from bottom, decorate before assembly)
Slider-You will need a 1 inch wide strip cut from a plastic shopping bag about 8-9 inches
Additional supplies: double sided tape, liquid glue, hot glue gun, glue sticks, scoring tool,
embellishments , foam or makeup sponge 

1. Score the body at 3", 3 3/4", 6 3/4", 7 1/2", 10 1/2", this will form 3 panels that make up the box.
2.Wrap plastic strip around the panel without the tab lenghwise so it runs from top to bottom, forming a loop, pull tight and use doublesided tape to adhere to each other and not the box.
3. Add at least 2 additional strips of tape to joint and right above. Adhere the 1st insert to this. Add foam or cut up makeup sponge with hot glue to bottom of panel to hold your stick pins.
4. Pull insert to top edge, turn panels around so you are now working on the backside.
5. Add double sided tape to plastic strip and adhere 2nd insert facedown, aligning with bottom edge.
6. Form box, add liquid glue to tab, glue to box so that it rests below insert.

This picture is missing inserts but you can see the tab you will be adding the glue to. Also you can see the lid.
7. Score lid at 1/2", 1 1/4", fold and add glue to bottom and add to box so that lid will close correctly.
8. I decorated with a die cut on front that was glued on halfways so that the lid cut tuck in right behind. In the video she used a velcro dot to close.
8. Your slider should work so that when you pull out the insert on top, the insert will peek out of the bottom at the same time.
Tada! All done.

I embellished by 
-rounding my corners of my lid and added a purple bow
-adding a Close to my Heart stamp spooky sentiment on the lower panel. I also added some stickles in Firefly and bling from my stash.
-edge punched the upper panel along with stapling a strip of orange ribbon so that it's easier to pull
-die cut a cat and fence with bird on top with my Cricut using the Chic n Scary cartridge, added purple bling from stash, stamped bats from Close to my Heart set and then fussy cut, Black Diamond stickles
-punched circle to silhouette cat

Now for some fun! Blog Candy!

Just leave a comment with a way to contact you and I will be handing out a little Halloween kit and also the box I made with the stick pins! Deadline is 9pm Pacific time Sunday, winner announced Monday morning.
GIVEAWAY CLOSED (There were 26 people but 28 comments so I went with the 26 people)
The winner is Tracie!

Your next stop is Wanda's Blog

Don't forget to visit the rest of the blog hop:
1. Yolonda
2. Terri
3. Brenda
4.  Liz
5. Sofia <<<<<<You are here!
6. Wanda
7.  Becka
8.  Tammy
9. Michele
10. Betsy
11. Tracie
12.  Sherry
13.  Terri
14.  Amy


  1. These are so cute. I've never made any and thanks for including the instructions. I have another project to try out.
    Thanks for joining in the hop today....

  2. Ah ha....the secret recipe is revealed...I can stop trying to dissect my adorable stickpin box! Love it, my dear. Thanks for the fabulous post!

  3. Sofia~ this is just fabulous!! Thanks for sharing how to make them.

  4. This is so unique! I love this concept and your special touches! Thanks for the link and for the tutorial!

  5. What a cute and clever way to store your stick pins! Love the bling!

  6. OMGosh what a neat box and such a great way to store your beautiful stick pins!
    bsl60 at embarqmail dot com

  7. Way cool project. I havent gotten into the stick pin craze yet but your not helping me stay back. LOL TFS Thanks for the instructions. heading up to follow you now.

  8. Thanks for sharing :)


  9. Now that is really cool. Thank you for sharing how you made it. :)

  10. Very, Very. Very cool!!! Thanks for the tutorial!! LOVE the cat and the bling on the fence!!

  11. This is a fantastic tutorial! You are such a great artist! I'm a new follower! (

  12. Wonderful tutorial and GREAT project! Super way to store/display stick pins!

  13. Thanks for sharing the details!! What a cute stick pin box!!

  14. Adorable - I've never done the pins but after this I'll have to try a few and make this darling little box. Thanks for showing a great idea and wonderful tips.

  15. Great pin box. I love your directions too.

  16. What a cute idea! Thanks for the tutorial!


  17. This is great! I love that it slides both ways.


  18. So Unique and Creative! Love It! I am now following you! Gizmo is so Cute! Thanks for Sharing and for the chance to win! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  19. Love your pin box and so nice of you to share tutorial as well as printable instructions:) Thank You for sharing. disneynut 4 life 22 at yahoo dot com

  20. These are so cute, You did a nice job.

  21. Love your stick pin box. TFS.
    dmcardmaker (at AOL)

  22. I love your box. so cute

    baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

  23. Yours is one of the easiest blogs to follow. The instructions are easy to follow and the cutest of items. I'm glad I happended upon your blog...

    Jo Lynch (look for me on facebook; can always leave me a msg)

  24. I love getting great ideas from these hops! Love your pin box!! :)

  25. Sophia -

    Thank you for sharing a tutorial on this box! I will definitely be referring back to it! And your stick pins are terrific too - totally perfect for your box!

  26. Sorry - Sofia - I misspelled your name! Please accept my apologies as I know better!!!

  27. Thanks for the the pin holder!

  28. Hooray! This is great news! Thank you for the chance to win some really neat goodies :)