Happy Camper Box with Brandie

Hi there!

Brandie here from Conviviality Crafts with a fun Camper Box tutorial. We have a family tradition of camping over Labor Day weekend and knew this little project would be a fun surprise for the kids. You can find the SVG file here in Lori’s shop and in the Silhouette Store here.

Once I had the files uploaded in Cricut Design Space I resized the all of the images and added an extra layer to the camper body for the two tone look with a stripe. All of the pattern papers I used are from Echo Park’s I Love Family collection.

After getting everything cut out I inked the edges of all my pieces, folded all the score lines with mountain folds, and stacked the two box pieces together to punch a hole for my handle. I then dry fit everything so that I would know how everything fit before gluing.

It’s easiest to assemble and glue all the detail pieces first, the banner, door, wheel, and camper stripes.  For the curtains,  be sure to attach to the back side of the camper body. I used some foam tape on the curtains, wheel, and the camper body for depth. I glued down all of  the detail pieces to the camper body then attached the camper to the shadow piece. I then glued the hitch into place.

For the box I laid the two pieces side by side and applied glue to one of the tabs and glued the pieces together using the score lines as guides,  creating one long piece. Next I folded the box in half on the score line,  applied glue to the other side tab, and tucked the tab in so that the glue side of the tab is on the inside of the box. Once the tabs were secure, I  lined up and glued the camper to the box while it was still flat.

Once the camper was glued into place, I popped out the box, folded the bottom tabs in,  applied the glue then folded the bottom up creating the bottom of the box. Before the glue was set I made sure everything was lined up, turned the box over and pressed the tabs down from the inside of the box.

 

From here I attached my wire handle and embellished the front of the camper with enamel dots and stickers.  I also filled my box with all the ingredients for S’mores! Which is a camping MUST. Now I just need to make a few more for all the rest of kids going camping this year.

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Brandie

K S - August 3, 2017 - 2:16 pm

Hi Brandie, Brandie said she used 80lb Kraft cardstock.

Gail Scott - August 3, 2017 - 11:35 am

Fabulous work here! TFS

Brandie Jo - August 3, 2017 - 8:27 am

This is really cute. What type of stock did you use for the box?

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