and placing them in a petite box. Don’t they look divine inside? I used curling ribbon to tie them together.
How about giving all of your friends a special Valentine Kiss this year… x x x the perfect Valentine surprise!
(The kiss has to be on its side to fit in the box)
How-To Make a Gift Box Using Scrapbook Paper or Greeting Cards
Gather:Card-stock, greeting card, or heavy paper Bead and or button Curling Ribbon Ruler Scissors Pencil Glue Stick Jewelry Glue Cotton to line box bottom
1. Cut a 3″ x 3″ square from a colorful piece of card-stock or the front of an old greeting card. (You can make these any size square if you need to fit something larger in)
. Using a ruler, make an x on the back with a pencil.
3. Fold each side to meet at the center of the X, making sure to create a crisp crease.
4. Lay flat and make 4 cuts with 2 cuts on each side as shown.
5. Fold sides up and glue flaps as shown.
Repeat the above steps for bottom of box. You can use a coordinating color card-stock to add interest.
To embellish the top of the gift box: Glue a decorative button on top of box and stack other beads and buttons to create a finial, putting a dab of jewelry glue in between each. I used 2 buttons and 2 beads in the order shown below to embellish the Valentine box.
There are many other variations to embellish the top.
Variation #1: Glue buttons and beads. You will find the directions to make the tissue paper ruffle at the end of the post entitled, They Call Me Carol, but I am Diane.
Variation #2: Use the tip of a small pair of scissors to make a small hole in the center top of box. Cut a small section from a doily to resemble a flower shape or use a large sequin, then make a small hole in the center. Thread curling ribbon through large bead. Bring ends of curling ribbon through hole in top of box and knot underneath the top. Clip excess ribbon.
Variation #3: To make looped handles: Find center of a 6″ long piece of curling ribbon and thread the two ends together through beads, ruffle, doily, or buttons. Make a hole in the center top of box to thread the ribbon through. Secure on underside of lid with a knot. Clip excess ribbon.See also: