As long as you begin with two squares of paper, you can create any size box.
1. Trim Pattern Basics Neutrals to 8x8" (lid) and 7.75x7.75" (base).
2. Use a grid ruler and pencil to locate the center of each square.
3. Fold the four outside corners to the marked center. Burnish all folds with a bone folder.
4. Fold each straight edge to the center.
5. Unfold each paper and make four vertical cuts along the innermost creases, stopping when you reach the square in the center.
6. Fold in the left and right side walls, and turn in the tabs to form a 90 degree angle.
7. Bring the remaining side walls up and over the tabs. Secure with adhesive. The lid should slide snugly onto the base.
8. Use a Crop-A-Dile or Japanese Screw Punch to punch holes in two sides of the base and corresponding top of the lid. Reinforce holes with eyelets. I had to use a combination of eyelet setters and the Crop-A-Dile to set the eyelets.
9. Thread ribbon into one side of the base, through each hole in the lid, and then back out the other side of the base. Allow enough slack in the ribbon so the lid can be lifted.
10. Tie a knot in each ribbon at the box base. Cute as can be!!! The wee box measured 2.75x2.75".
It's never too soon to get a start on your holiday box-making!