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Valentine Gift Boxes. Basic Box video tutorial can be found here.

Valentine Gift Boxes

I just want to share some ideas I had. Stamps: XO CL586, Year Round Sentiment CL582 (Hero Arts); Die: Die-namics Hearts a Plenty (My Favorite Things); Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Paper: Love Small Multi Polka Dot (Pebbles in my Pocket); Inks: Rich Cocoa, Ruhba Stalk (Memento) The heart stamp fits well into the die:) I cut off the extras showing behind the hearts after adhering. I am also inspired by the Clean & Simple Card Class Day 7: Plain White. Love the clean look.! Entered for Hero Arts Monthly Challenge and Moxie Fab Cool Tool Week – The Die Cutting Challenge and CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: Highs & Lows. Japanese Packaging Templates - Best Used With Card Stock or Color Paper. I’m not sure how I discovered this awesome collection of packaging templates but I’m glad I did!

Japanese Packaging Templates - Best Used With Card Stock or Color Paper

Some professor or student at a japanese univeresity was nice enough to share all their packaging templates with the world! These are a few of my favorites and you can see all of them on their website. Every situation is covered! You sell Bon Bons? They have a box for that! P.S. Stumbleupon. Swirl Box Template.

Free Merchandising Box Templates. Make A Christmas Star Gift Box Or Hexagonal Star Box. Hexagonal Stacking Boxes. The inspiration for this week’s project comes from the Japanese stacking octagonal box kit shown above.

Hexagonal Stacking Boxes

We previously used a similar technique to demonstrate a business card box with traditional elegance. We now present a surreal modern makeover for Japanese papercraft boxes by using (recycling) paperboard packaging. We follow the same basic construction techniques, but simplify it by eliminating the paper coverings and decorations. In their place, we use paperboard from cereal, cracker and cookie packaging. These cheerful boxes are easier and less expensive to make and have a surreal quality to them. They are great for storage, gift giving, and decorative use. The abstraction created from taking the package out of its context can be wonderfully fun. To get started, download the pattern here (18K pdf). Schoolhouse-Shaped Gift Box.

Images and text by Amy Christie for Design Mom.

Schoolhouse-Shaped Gift Box

The school year is ending and it’s time for last-day-of-school parties, and gifts for teachers, coaches, librarians and school bus drivers. House-Shaped Gift Box. By Amy Christie I’m so pleased with this little project!

House-Shaped Gift Box

I collaborated with Jordan of Polkadot Prints to design a darling house-shaped gift box that is as easy as pie to put together. You’ll want to make one for neighbors, postal workers, teachers — pretty much everyone you know! Simply print off the free template, cut it out and double-side tape it together. DIY: Gift Bags Made from Recycled Envelopes. By Jessica Jones, How About Orange Find an envelope of any size.

DIY: Gift Bags Made from Recycled Envelopes

(I embellished these by printing a label on the front of them first. You can use my design if you want; these PDFs are set up according to how my printer feeds envelopes through. If yours is different, you might need to experiment. Pyramid Gift Box Template. This decorative box can be used to give a small gift or just as a decoration.

Pyramid Gift Box Template

Attached below is the pattern to make the box with complete directions on the sheet. This box was made by putting a sample wallpaper sheet sized to 81/2" x 11" and placed in my printer so that the pattern would print on the back side of the wallpaper. Packaging Templates. How to Make an Origami Gift Bag with a Gusset for Holidays. Origami Treasure Chest (Robin Glynn) Free Box Templates - PaperAndMore.com. DIY Grocery Bag Easter Basket. What to do with all those grocery bags tucked under my sink?!

DIY Grocery Bag Easter Basket

I find that there is something quite endearing about brown kraft grocery bags and the up-cycling piece of my brain has been dancing around ideas for a while. I have been seeing a few variations of woven paper baskets around the web, so weaving and Easter basket from recycled paper bags seem to be a perfect solution! Here is what I came up with. ~Lia (INSTRUCTIONS FOR GROCERY BAG EASTER BASKET) 1) Using full size paper grocery bag, remove handles (•note some do not come with handles) and cut down center seam. 2) Mark 1.75 inch strips (top to bottom) and trim. 3) Fold each strip lengthwise into thirds. 4) 2 of your strips will create a handle. 5) Weave the bottom of the basket using 6X6 strips. 6) Trim 2 of your strips in half. 7) Fold the loose side strips of your basket to prepare them for weaving in the 3 long strips. 8) On 2 opposite sides of the basket, trim the 2 center strips 3 inches long. 「バスケット」折り紙"Basket"origami.

DIY Paper Fruit Basket. Yes, you may remember our Easter Basket post.

DIY Paper Fruit Basket

How to Weave Basket. Basket weaving hasn’t been so easy with this method: weave around a cardboard frame.

How to Weave Basket

Originally, I saw this method in a Japanese craft magazine, I searched around for the template but can’t find it any where locally or online. So, I built it based on my dimension. Get the tutorial on how to make this easy woven basket and download the templates to try it out after this jump: I would say that this is a wonderful idea to make basket, with this method and concept, basically you can build a lot of shapes and sizes that you want. Here, I demo it with 3 shapes: triangle, round and square, but you can come out with rectangle, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon & even octagon with just a little tweak in the design.

The height can be modified to suit your preference. Material: 1. Download the basket weaving template (consist of triangle, round and square) in pdf format. After tracing the template on the thick cardboard, use a pair of strong and sharp scissors to cut the template out.