Hello everyone! I hope your all well! Today I would like to give you a tutorial on how to make a special gift box. To give you an idea of what the gift box looks like,
here is a picture:
Currently my dad and I both have braces and our orthodontist is in Durban.
On Monday, my dad and I flew up to Durban and stayed over with my Dad’s aunt, so I made this box as a thank you gift.
To make the box:
Cut a piece of paper exactly 30 x 30 cm.
You will score your piece of paper on both sides of the paper.
First score two set of parallel lines, perpendicular to each other, 10cm from the the sides and each other.
Then turn the paper over, and score the four corner squares from corner to corner.
This will be the side you stick your paper squares on to, so make a little mark on this side of the paper.
I made a sketch so you can have a better idea - the pink lines indicate where to score.
First score your piece of paper on the pink lines, turn over your paper and score on the blue lines (remember to mark this side).
All the squares should be 10cm.
Cut a set of four square pieces of paper 9.5 X 9.5 and distress them.
Cut a second set of four square pieces from another patterned paper also 9.5 X 9.5
Cut the second set of paper squares in half , from corner to corner (diagonally), like the picture above, leaving you with eight triangles, from the four squares.
Distress them too.
Stick the four squares and eight triangles on to the 30 x 30 cm piece of paper from step 1. Make sure you stick the squares and triangles on the side you marked in step 2.
Here is another figure I drew, to give you a better idea.
Cut another 9.5cm piece of paper from one of the two papers you used in step 3 and 4.
Turn your piece of paper over, with the squares and triangles facing your working surface. Stick the square form step 7 in the middle block on the side facing you. Like the picture above.
With the squares and triangles still facing the working surface, take the four corners and fold it in. It should look like this.
Punch holes in the corners of the piece of paper. Be careful to not punch the holes to close to the edges. About a centimeter into the paper, so it does not tear when putting the ribbon through and tie them together.
Decorate the squares with all kinds of stamps and/or embellishments.
I used a stamp on each side, but that took a long time. You can also just decorate it with other embellishments, like flowers.
Tie ribbon through the holes and make a bow.
I’ve used two different colours and widths of ribbon.
Then put a flower on top.
Here are some pictures of how I decorated the sides of my box:
I made up little packets of dried fruit to put as gifts inside the box.
This is what the empty box looks like.
You can also give the box without anything inside and people can put their own valuables inside.
I would also like to enter my gift box in the following challenges:
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up? - Add a Bow
Shelly's Images - Show us What you Got
Southern Girls - Use Flowers
Creative Belli - "C" embellishments
Penny's Paper-Crafty - from the kitchen
Baby Bud - Ribbons and Bows
Creative Craft Challenges - Lace
Tuesday Throwdown - Lace
Creative Craft Friends - lace
Make it Monday - anything goes
Stamps R Us - In the Kitchen
Have a blessed weekend everyone!