Pretty in Pink Cantilever Picnic Box Tutorial

I really wanted to do something girly when I designed this picnic box and, sounding modest I know, I think I've really achieved my goal with this one.  There's something romantic about picnic's isn't there (well the kind I was thinking of anyway, not the muddy Glastonbury type ones!) and I really hope you agree with me when I say I LOVE how this Cantilever Picnic Box has come out :)  Watch the video tutorial below to see how it's made (sorry about the giggling fit in the second one!)

As mentioned in the video, here are your cutting sizes:

Large base box: 11 1/2" x 8 1/4" - one of these
Base box lids:  5 5/8" x 6 7/8" - two of these
Upper boxes:  7" x 8 1/4" - two of these
Upper box lids:  6 1/4" x 6 7/8" - two of these
Support arms:  4" x 3/4" - eight of these
Handle: 1" x 12" (or 11" or 11 1/2") - two of these

and your score lines:

Score on long side at

Score on short side at
Base Box

¾” + 1 ½” + 2 ½” + 9” + 10” + 10 ¾”
1 ½” +  6 ¾”
Base Box Lids

¾” + 6 1/8”
1” + 1 ¾”
Upper Boxes

1 ½” + 6 ¾”
1 ½” + 5 ½”
Upper  Box Lids

¾” + 6 1/8”
¾” + 4 ¾” + 5 ½”

I always do one at Christmas for my youngest children so a bit nearer the time..... around October probably, I'll show you how you can adapt this into a Christmas one with Christmas trees and snowmen on the top.  As promised in my video, if I've got a chance, I'll do a Halloween one too (although don't 'count' on that one!..... get it.... Count...... as in Count Dracula..... no?? oh ok then hehe)

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  1. Brilliant videos,,,,even with the giggling, bumps and bangs....Thank you for sharing. I will have to have a go at making this... it's just so pretty.

  2. hi, love love love this! in the first video you say the hole in the support arms needs to be at 3/8 inch, but in second video you say 5/8 inch. Which one is correct please? hanging out to make this.

    1. Sorry Carmen and thanks for letting me know all sorted and annotated - it's 3/8 NOT 5/8 xx

  3. Hello Lea,

    Trying to make the the video you mentioned that you have put up panel measurements on blog...cannot see them...please can you share them...thank you


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