Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Poppin Box Tutorial is on YouTube

Hello, Crafters.

What a fabulous day I had yesterday with my friend Evelyn! Although we haven't seen each other for a few years, our conversation just picked up from where we left off!  

We filled in the missing gaps, reminicsed, laughed, giggled and shopped.Can't wait to do the same again, some time soon!

This morning I uploaded my YouTube Video which shows how to make this Poppin Box and the tray and cover it's housed in. If you saw yesterday's blog, you'll know I was uncertain whether I should split the video into two smaller videos - I decided to keep it as one video.

On Monday evening, before I went to bed, I went to have another couple of plays with the green Poppin Box and was really disappointed to find the elastic band had broken! I didn't expect to have any chance of fixing this as the mechanism was inside the cube! 

While I was shopping yesterday, I bought some new elastic bands and decided to see if I could fix the problem. I didn't have any bands in the new bag the right size to replace the broken one so I decided to take a larger band and fold it in half! It was easy to pull out the broken band but it was a bit of an effort to get the new one in. 

I did it by lifting the triangular fold immediately above the "fish face" upwards and pushing the opposite side downwards. I put the folded band around my index and third finger and manoeuvred the double band into position. Without letting the band go, I manoeuvred it - successfully - over the opposite end!

Since making the video, I've been thinking about getting more than just four letters around the box and yes, there's certainly enough space to put two on each side. This is what I'd do:-

Five letters - I'd do two letters on the first two sides, then the fifth letter on the third side with a small heart, or something similar as a "full stop" after the fifth letter, and then a large heart or sentiment on the fourth side!

Six letters - I'd do two letters on each of the first three sides and then a large heart or sentiment on the fourth side!

Seven letters - I'd do two letters on the first three sides, and then a large heart or sentiment on the fourth side!

I have posted six templates to go with this vide on my PHOTO GALLERY page. If you want to print them off, you'll need to do a "copy & paste".

That's it from me today. I'm off to make some more wedding invitations. Until tomoorow, Happy crafting.



  1. great ideas. so lovely to catch up with old friends and have fun isn't it. hope the invitations go smoothly for you. cheers

    1. Hi, Pearl. It certainly is. I have so many happy memories of time spent with Evelyn! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. Long video good. Prefer to see all together.

    1. Hi, TTC. Thanks for your feedback! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. Thank you very much for your tutorial. I'm French so I view it first and write all the informations. Now I'm very impatient to realise it myself.

    1. Hi, Coralie. I'm so pleased you like this tutorial. Enjoy making a Poppin Box! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.