Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Gift Box Making
Many folks will be buying stuff this month and giving gifts. Would it be cool to recycle some of the items in your home? Sorry about the lack of photos, my camera died at the last moment. And disregard the date, it shows its ineptitude when it feels like.
For the gift above, I used the frame of a used grocery box. You can do this too!
Here are the materials I bought:
2 pieces of Wrapping Paper = $3 TTD each
Perhaps you can be a better judge of the type of wrapping paper than I, the silver there was beautiful on the rack, but it buckled so much, even after I tried to glue it neat. (maddening)
Here is what I had:
Copious amount of colourful construction paper
Double sided clear tape
Agile Fingers for bending
Here are some of the tools for making this project:
First you measure and cut the box according to the gift. I used a fairly small box for some picture frames I was sending:
And this is the the base of the cut box will look like:
Cut your construction paper to suit and leave about three inches to fold. Remember to measure and cut the base according to the box size:
Put all the suff together like this, see the unification of the colours? Unfortunately, I forgot to add on the two brown sides, but you can do that:
Cover the pieces with the wrapping paper, tucking behind the standing corner flaps.
And there you have it: