Sunday, April 5, 2020

Egg 3D Gift Box Wedge Overlays

Diminutive, dimensional egg box is composed of lid 
that fits onto base to create a container that holds 
approx. 3.5 oz. of jelly beans (or equivalent). 
Printed paper wedge overlays for lid and base 
help hide the octagon angularity which makes 
the components easier to build. 
Or glue the lid to the base and decorate with jewels, 
ribbon, twine and purchased artificial flowers. 
Optionally thread twine through top (use needle 
to pierce a hole) to create loop to hang as an ornament. 
Measures approx. 3.25” tall x 2.625” wide x 2.625” 
deep when closed. 
Display on companion design 
“Stand Scroll Legs 3D Platform”. 

ASSEMBLY: 1. Identify and cut the shapes:
A base wedge with bottom octagon
B base wedges (7)
C base wedge overlays (printed paper weight; 8)
D lid wedges (8)  E lid wedge overlays (4 each of 2 prints)
2. Begin joining the lid dome wedges by lining up two
so that the largest segments align, with straight edge
(right wedge here) overlaps the opposite tab to perforation 
line, adjust so that top and bottom of that segment
are lined up, and glue together.
3. Bend to align the bottom (rim) straight edge
and opposite tab, and join.
 4. Bend, overlap and glue the two segments
above the first seam in the same manner.
5. Continue to add the third and then fourth wedges
in the same manner until a half dome of 
four wedges is assembled. 
6. Complete a second four-wedge half dome.
7. Position the two half domes with straight and tab
seam edges together, push together so that straight
edges overlap the opposite tabs, adjusting to eliminate
the center gap as much as possible, then . . .
 . . . glue the top seam segments.
NOTE it may be necessary to compress the dome down
slightly to get these seam edges to align properly.
8. In a manner similar to the original wedge seams,
align and join the remaining seam segments
on each side of the dome.
9. Prepare the base wedges by bending back on each
perforation line for segments and side tabs, bottom octagon.
10. Prepare to join the second wedge to the main base wedge
by positioning the bottom tab along the first available octagon
straight edge . . .
. . . slide it under the octagon (this image shows
the assembly turned face side down), and join.
11. Work in a similar manner to the way the LID wedge
seams were aligned and joined to complete the segment
seams of these first two wedges.
12. Repeat Step 10 to add each of the remaining wedges
to the bottom octagon, and to complete the wedge seams . . .
. . . until the final wedge is positioned and joined
to the octagon. Make sure that the straight edges
on each of the seam arrays of final wedge are
overlapped on the adjacent tabs.
Position, adjust and join these final two seams
to complete base dome assembly.
13. Prepare to attach the base wedge overlays by adding
curl to overlaps using a rod tool such as this narrow dowel.
14. For each base wedge overlay, bend back slightly
at the horizontal perf line near the straight top end
of the overlay. Position the perforation bend at the top
segment bend of base and glue this upper portion in place.
15. Allow the wedge to "drape" downward without being
joined in place, keeping overlay centered on its base wedge,
then apply a thin bead of glue along the narrow bottom end
and attach in place.
16. Add some curl to the lid overlap wedges.
17. Position the bottom straight edge exactly along
the bottom rim edge, centered within the lid wedge.
18. Drape the wedge to the top without joining
the middle portion, then position and attach the tip point
at the intersection of seams at top.
NOTE: use the tips to conceal any seam gap at top.
The model project uses two prints for lid overlays,
in alternating order around the dome.
Fit the lid over the base so that the lid's rim edge
aligns closely to the upper segment of base.
Here is the completed egg box.
For a decorated box, it may be a good choice to glue
the lid and base together (no longer a box that can be opened)
and add jewel, ribbon, twine and floral embellishments.
A little decorated egg like this deserves
its own elegant stand. Find that project HERE.

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