Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Kokeshi Doll

Got a little carried away...but I made this little doll stand to house a chocolate candy using our new cling set CL-18 (Kokeshi Candy):

Click here to get a pattern.  It may sound complicated, but once you score all the fold lines it really does come together by itself.  But, I will do my best to explain.  First, cut along solid lines and fold along dotted lines.  Shown below is the base piece (left) and the cover piece (right):

I flipped each piece over so that you can see more clearly where double stick tape needs to be applied.  You'll need 10 pieces of tape on the base piece and 4 pieces on the cover.

The cover is easier, just tape the 4 tabs to make the corners.  For the base, start by removing the backing from the 4 small tabs to adhere to sides (below):

Next, remove the backing from the remaining 2 side tabs as well as the backing from the horizontal tab...fold top flap down.  Horizontal tab will be taped to the floor of the base. (Note that the  top flap is the one with shorter "arms")

Remove remaining backings and fold the bottom flap up (with horizontal tab being taped to the floor of the base)

At this point you can insert your candy into the slot (I added a piece of double stick tape to the bottom of my candy to secure it to the base...sorry forgot to take a picture of this step).  Next, cut out the strip pattern (the marks on the pattern are the fold lines)  Tape a piece of 3-1/2" x 8-3/4" piece of acetate to the strip and score.  Add another strip of double stick tape to the bottom and one side, as shown below:

Remove the backing tape from the bottom and (starting with the side that has no  tape, match bottom and folds to the base piece:

Go all the way around the base and end by taping the acetate ends together:

I taped a piece of gold paper (2-3/8" x 2-3/4") to the back wall to cover the back seam...placed the cover on top and tied with a ribbon...and added some stamped girl's day sakura to finish it off.


Creations by Shirl said...

This is so so cute Jean! TFS and will have to get my hands in trying this pattern out... Perfect for Girl's Day!

Creations by Patti said...

Wow - this is quite a cool packaging. LOVE it - thanks so much for the template, too. So clever!