So let's make the most of them! One of the things I like best about Spring and Summer, is getting to cook out on the grill. No, that's not a picture of my "real" grill! It's a little grill treat box that I made. Guess what?? I'm going to share how I made it. Keep reading.....
There's space to store some sweet treats! This would make a cute favor box on your picnic tables at a BBQ party, a neat way to package up a hostess gift for a party you might attend, or maybe a way to gift a special something for Father's Day, a birthday, graduation or family reunion!
Here is how I made the grill
What you will need:
- Black cardstock
- White cardstock
- Red cardstock
- Daddy's Toolbox Template set by Kelleigh Ratzlaff
- BBQ Weather Digital kit by WM Squared Designs
- Scissors and/or paper trimmer
- Bone folder
- metallic mini brads
- Metal or metallic cardstock
- Adhesive runner
- Foam adhesive
Grill Trays: To create the side trays I cut 2 squares of black cardstock measuring 2.75". I scored them at the .25" mark on all 4 sides. Follow the template below, cut on solid lines, score and fold on dashed lines.
Grill Controls: To make the grill controls, cut a 3.5" x 1" piece of black cardstock. Score it lengthwise at .5" and fold. Attach silver mini brads as control knobs on one outer side. Run adhesive along the underside of the opposite long edge. Place the fold along the front edge of the grill box with the brads on the exterior of the grill. Adhere to the inside of the grill. Use foam adhesive dots under the exterior portion to attach it to the front of the grill.
Grill handle: I used metal to make my grill handle. I work with metal frequently and had some small scrap pieces I was able to use. You could use metallic, gray, or even white cardstock for your handle. I simply cut a thin piece 3.25" long. I rounded the ends slightly. Adhere it to the grill cover using foam adhesive. Since the handle is very thin, you may need to cut down your foam adhesive to "hide" under the handle. When you pop out the foam squares or dots, the "negative" space that is left behind is great for this type of thing. Simply cut a few small pieces to use to adhere the handle. This is a great way to stretch the use of your crafting supplies.
Embellish the grill: Using the elements from the BBQ Weather Digital kit by WM Squared Designs, resize them to your liking, and print them out on white cardstock. I like to use Epson Premium Presentation paper matte. It really produces nice colors from my inkjet printer. Leave enough space at the bottom of each element that will stand on the tray to cut a "tail" of cardstock. Use you scissors to trim the elements. For those that will stand on the tray, do not cut all the way around the element. Instead at the bottom of each element cut leaving a square of cardstock. This "tail" will act as a stand to adhere to the grill and allow the element to stand up. Score this "tail" along the bottom edge of the elements and fold the tail back behind the element. You can use a marker to color the exposed part of this tail black so it won't show once it is adhered in place. Place adhesive on the underside of the tail and adhere it to the grill tray.
On the opposite grill tray, I cut 2 circles using Spellbinders Dies and a circle punch from red cardstock to look like a cooking burner. I adhered a mini metallic brad as the burner control. I printed, cut and trimmed the BBQ utensils from the kit and hung them from the cooking tray.
I also printed word art from the BBQ kit which I adhere to the lid of the grill.
Now the fun part..... fill the grill with sweet treats and Enjoy!