I've had a few emails since I posted yesterday's hat-themed printer's tray, asking where I bought it from. The truth is, I made it myself! I took photos throughout the process, so here's a quick tutorial to show how I did it :)
I started out with a bunch of small boxes - the smallest ones I bought at a pound shop, 3 for 49p, the large ones came from Michaels in the US, I forget how much they were but I'm thinking around 50 cents each. I used the lids from 2 large and 6 small for this project. Obviously you can use any size of box, in any arrangement you like.
I used my ATG gun to stick the lids together. Notice that the bottom box was too large so I took a 1/2 inch slice out of it. It doesn't matter if the join is a bit raggy, it won't be seen once it's covered with patterned cardstock.
The small lids were slightly shallower than the large ones, so I added 2 strips of chipboard on the back to even out the height. I then completely covered the back with another sheet of chipboard to make the tray more sturdy.
Notice that I've added a length of wire to hang it on the wall (string would work too if you don't have any wire).
The wire was twisted on the inside and is unseen once the compartments have been lined with patterned cardstock.
Finally, each compartment was lined with patterned cardstock and edged with tissue tape. It's all ready now to be filled with whatever goodies you choose! :) It's also a LOT cheaper than one you'd buy in the shops (I'm sounding like a Blue Peter presenter now LOL) I hope this was useful for some of you - see you tomorrow! :)