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Gift box packaging tutorial

Gift box packaging tutorial
For the past few weeks I've been constantly reminded of how I need to throw out the mindset of "I just need this/that before I can do my project", and rather just use what I have. One of my big problems is that I make something as a gift and then usually can't find appropriate packaging. So I've decided to start making my own. It works out WAY cheaper and if I keep it simple it only takes 10min. Here is a basic tutorial so that you can make your own too. First choose and download a free template from Mirkwood designs for the type of box that suites your need then follow the tutorial. The tutorial below is for 'milk box' packaging, template here, but the same technique applies to all the different box shapes. Print straight onto cardboard or trace the template like I did, because the cardboard I had was too big. Cut it out and with the back of your scissors trace along all the lines that need to be folded. Now fold your box and stick it together. (Korean smiley face)

Holiday Gift Toppers / Holidays and Seasonal I’ve always felt that the way you wrap your gifts is just as important as what is inside the box. When you take the time to make a package extra special, it makes it personal and it shows you care. Here are six different ideas to decorate, personalize and add a little “punch” to holiday packages. Penguin Snow Globe To create the snow globe, punch out two xxx-large circles. Punch out a pair of penguins and adhere them to the globe using dimensional foam adhesive dots. Deer and Forest Topper Begin by punching out a XXX-Large circle from a scrap of patterned card stock. Striped Christmas Ornament To create this striped ball, take several colors and patterns of washi tape and run rows on a sheet of cardstock. Mice Giving Gifts Punch out a XXX-Large circle and three smaller circles or scalloped circles. Punch out three mice and three presents. Basket of Pears Punch out a XXX-Large circle from a patterned card stock. Sewing Badge Start by punching out a XXX-Large circle from a heavy card stock.

Life As Lou :: Magic Boxes: A Life As Lou Online Class :: January :: 2008 Due to popular demand, I am doing a tutorial on the Magic Boxes I showed off in some previous posts. To begin, choose your paper. You need six sheets of matching paper (preferably a heavier weight). Choose one for your outside, budgeting for a contrasting one for your lid, and 4 to create the inside boxes. Cut as follows (all measurement are in inches): Outside: 6 x 11 3/4ths Lid: 8.5 x 8.5 4 inner boxes: 8 x 8 The only challenging part of this project is creating the lid and inside compartments. 1. 2. fold the tips of your paper in so that they meet at the center. Fold in all four sides, and then unfold. 3. This fold gives you the sides of your box. 4. I have also colored four triangles. 5. 6. Do the same thing on the other side. 7. Repeat this process on your 8 inch and 8.5 inch papers. Now for the outside. 1. 2. To put the boxes in, first adhere one to the very top right corner, making certain that you are flush with the corner of the outside paper. Here are a few that I’ve made.

Accordion Fold Bow Today's bow(s) are super simple and can be made any size. If you feel like busting out some sewing skills, you can also make these from fabric (you might want a little interfacing on larger ones to help them keep a crisp shape though)! The best part is that you can alter these to make your accordion bow into a snowflake bow and then every bow is different! To start, select your paper or fabric (to get nice crisp folds in your end product and assure that it will spread nicely once open, I recommend using thinner paper rather than a card stock. I always use the ratio of one inch wide for every three inches long when cutting my paper into a strip to be folded. If you want a "perfect" looking bow, you can measure out inch increments on the back of your bow or score fold lines so each fold is the same size. Once it is folded you will want to staple it in the middle (or sew if using fabric), and then spread out your little folds to make a circular bow. A little Plain Jane for your taste?

Gift Wrapping Ideas Last night I was wrapping up my gift for the Cold Hands, Warm Hearts gift swap by Much Love, Illy and SandyALaMode, and I realized something. I may be "crafty" but I am sort of awful at wrapping presents. I rip the paper when I'm cutting it. I end up with way too much paper, which results in messy folds. Sure, I try to cover up the crumpled edges with pretty strings and fancy things, but I really wish I was capable of the beautiful packages I've seen on Pinterest! Ok, Martha Stewart is getting a little too advanced for me here. :] This is something I would do. Just GORGEOUS! Don't you want to go wrap up some packages all pretty now?

101 Simple Handmade Gift Tutorials These simple handmade gift tutorials will make any crafty person’s heart sing with joy! You don’t need special skills or a bunch of time because these can all be done super fast! Simple and cute…that works for me! You are going to love these fabulous tutorials!!! You can make all your gifts for years from this list! If you love creative links, please subscribe to Everything Etsy! Thanks so much for all your tweets, stumbles, Facebook likes and pins on my Sewing Tutorials and Free Printables posts…you are the coolest crafty friends! If you want to be doubly awesome, try doing handmade gifts that are also eco-friendly! Handmade gifts make people feel special, don’t you think? ~Kim

Dinosaur Birthday Invitations My little guy is just obsessed with all things dinosaur. So these dinosaur birthday invitations were the perfect idea for an invite to a dino party that none of our friends will ever forget! These egg invites are made using actual eggs! I cleverly rolled up a small invite scroll and tucked it into an actual quail egg that I emptied myself. The recipient must crack the egg open to get to the message. I know, I know... it's almost way over the top! Step One: Start by printing out the box template, as well as the wording for your dinosaur birthday invitations. The box template can be printed onto just about any paper. I also provided a template for printing out the wording for the box labels and the inside wording insert. Print the templates and use a good paper trimmer or even scissors to carefully trim out the pieces. Step Two: Hand blown eggs! Start by making a small pinhole on both sides of the eggs. Blow into either one of the holes to create a bit of pressure. Ta-da!

great idea DIY Wedding Ornament - DIY Christmas Crafts Why buy a generic ornament to mark your first wedded Christmas when you can create one that is truly unique to you? Why buy a generic ornament to mark your first wedded Christmas when you can create one that is truly unique to you? These Wedding Invitation Ornaments from our blogger friend Jen at are quick, easy, and inexpensive to make; they'll showcase a couple's love for years to come. Grab a pair of scissors and start creating some holiday magic! Materials: Wedding invitation Large 4'' globe ornament Your choice of glitter or paint (you can also use both) Ribbon Mod Podge Scissors Paper trimmer Paint brush ​Option 1: Glitter-Glam Ornament Step 1: Assemble the Paper Strips Gather your invite card, RSVP card, and map card (if you have one). Use the paper trimmer to cut the invitation into thin strips of paper. Next, run the paper strips over your scissors, just like you would to curl a ribbon. Then, piece by piece, insert each paper strip into your ornament.

Paper Wheel Candy Greetings Sep 17 by Amy Moss In the midst of an ongoing addiction to all things sugary and sweet, I designed these delightfully twee candy-shaped paper wheel greeting cards. A pretty eye-candy substitute while I attempt to kick this oh-so-nasty habit. Print out the design, construct your Candy Paper Wheel and write your own personal greeting. Perfect for birthdays, Mother’s day, anniversaries… any sweet occasion. Click through for instructions… Materials; Colour printer, Adobe Reader (free download), Thick glossy photo card stock (I’ve used Canon 275gsm Photo Paper Plus Glossy II), Glitter paper, Ruler, Cutting board, X-acto knife, Pencil, Pen, Scissors, Glue, Mini craft brads (paper fasteners). Step 1: Download the PDF at the bottom of this post and print out onto thick, glossy photo paper. Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.