The tricky thing about shipping artwork from your home studio is that almost all of your precious creations are custom, therefore most will be in a variety of sizes, all requiring custom packaging, which in turn needs its own storage space in your home. In order to save space, money and headaches, I have found a way to make customisable cardboard packing corners to your very sustainably and most importantly, safely to their new homes.
You will need -
an old cardboard box
some packing tape
a craft knife
a pair of scissors
a cutting matt
--- Method ---
Open out your cardboard box and find a piece that is whole. Measure 15 cm in height and 22 cm in width.
Take your craft knife and cut along where you have measured until you have a rectangle.
Measure 6cm from the left and 6cm from the right of the width of your rectangle.
In the centre of where you have just measured should measure 10cm. Put a mark in the middle of that at 5cm.
Now measure 5cm up from here and join your points to make a triangle and cut that triangle out.
To round off the top corners, use your packing tape as a guide to draw around and cut the edges off with your scissors.
Align your ruler with each side of your triangle and using your scissors, score a line from both top corners to the tip of your triangle.
Measure the depth of whatever you are packing. My frame measured 2.5cm deep so I am measuring 2.5cm in from the line I scored on both sides, once at the top and once at the bottom and again on the other side.
Bend all of the lines you have scored inwards, keeping whichever side of the cardboard you would rather not be on show on the inside and pull the pointed corners together.
Attach the sides together with a piece of packing tape.
And you're done ! How easy was that?
If you are more of a video person, I have filmed the process and you can watch it below
I hope you found that helpful !
See you soon,