Wednesday, July 17, 2013

DIY Paper Plate Boxes

Have you tried the cherries this summer yet?  I can't get enough-- they are perfectly ripe and are so delicious!  I wanted a cuter way to display them when I have guests over and saw a picture of a box like this on Pinterest and had to try it out.  The directions were in Mandarin, but after a few tries, I think I got it down (and actually like my version better!)  The ribbon and edging add the perfect summer touch!  Interested?  Follow the steps below and make them yourself!

^^Take your ruler and dot 1 inch below the border all the way around the 9 inch plate.  Than, lay your ruler flat across the plate and mark at the 3 and 6 inch points.  Rotate 90 degrees and repeat.  Use these dots to draw a grid of sorts, diving your plate into 9 sections^^

^^Second, take your regular scissors and cut the border off the plate, using your dots as a guide.  Than, take your craft scissors and cut along the sides that match up to the inner square (noted by the arrows above).^^

 ^^Next, cut every other line around the outside of the inner square of the plate (again, noted them with the dotted lines above)^^

^^After your 4 lines are cut, fold your plate along the remaining yellow guide lines.  You should see your box shape start to form!^^

^^Place glue all over the pizza slice shaped flats that are folded in^^

^^Use your paper clip--or in my case, bobby pin!-- to secure the slice shape to a box side while it dries.  Bobby pins-- how thrifty is that!^^

^^Continue all the way around!^^

^^Now grab your hole puncher and punch 4 holes on 3 sides and 5 on your presumed front side^^

^^Starting with the 2nd hole to the right on the front side, lace your ribbon through your punches^^

^^Once you get to the end, cut your ribbon off the spool and thread both ends through the center hole on the front.  Tie a bow and insert a snack of your choice!^^

A few simple steps for an adorable display!  Now, go get some cherries and fill those boxes up high!
xo, Elissa


  1. Oh my god, that is so cute!!! I love how it turned out. I will definitely try this out.

    1. Thanks Alicia! I would love to see how yours turn out!