My last big box of fireworks went to a customer in Holland at the beginning of this month and I was surprised how hard it was to see it go.
I felt I would like to do something to mark the occasion and so recorded the final ceremonial wrapping.
I have had many generous comments about my packaging, and so here is a brief overview of how to make a small, tough box from second-hand cardboard.
Take thin, flexible, corrugated card.
I often re-use Amazon boxes in this way – their cardboard is excellent quality !
Cut strips of card – just a little bit deeper than the object you are posting.
Cut the card and across the grain – so that you can see the curl of the inner structure
Unwrap the strip, apply glue to the inside and then coil it round the shape again
Hold it until the glue sticks, or use a piece of sellotape to keep the end in place
When you are sure it is dry, cut away the the excess from the outside of the base and cut a lid for the top