Have you ever had a gift to wrap, but couldn’t find a decent box to wrap it in? I have. Lots of times. I don’t really want to wrap gifts in plain cardboard boxes. Even when you put pretty paper on the box, you still have an ugly box. What to do? Today, I am going to show you the solution with this Fancy Gift Box. Cute, right? I made it, so I think so. Before I get started, let me tell you about the origin of this box.
When we bloggers attend conferences, the organizer of the conference puts us in Facebook groups so we can get to know each other, help each other and learn from each other before the big day of the conference. So, before SNAP Conference in April, I “met” this young lady, Colby from LoveJoy Glitter, in our Facebook group. I can’t remember how we “met”, but we did. Then I met her at the actual conference.
Colby is a teen blogger and is cute as a bug. She has so much spunk too. She is very successful, as far as I can tell, and seems to have it all together. So nice for a teen in the world these days to have it together. Anyway, about 2 months ago, Colby asked in our group if anyone wanted to participate in a quarterly challenge with her. She would send us supplies and we would come up with a great craft using only at least 3 of those items, scissors and glue. I’m usually up for a challenge, so I signed up. This box is what I came up with for my items.
These are the items I received. We were allowed to use the box. I should say that when I received my box, half of the items had been removed, so Colby sent me a box with the missing items. The instructions said to use robin’s egg blue paint, so I switched out my paint for a blue one I had, to match everyone else’s paint. I should also say, I hate burlap. I think this is from having to cut it when I worked at JoAnn Fabric. I used it though. I ended up using 5 of the items that were sent to me, plus glue and scissors.
12″ x 48″ piece of burlap
1 yard of brown mesh
1 bottle of glitter glue
1 burlap clothespin
15 feet of floral wire
4 – 9″ dowels
Robin’s Egg blue paint
blue Sharpie pen
First, I cut my burlap to fit around my box. It wasn’t exact, but enough so it was easier to work with.
I glued the burlap in place, allowing it to dry between sides. Beware here because the glue will seep through the burlap. Bet you can guess how I know that little fact.
When you are doing the sides, glue it down well and then cut off the excess burlap.
Be sure to cut it right at the edges, but not on the flaps or the box won’t close.
Next, tie a big bow out of the mesh and glue it on the top of the box. Use the paint to make ‘snowflakes’ and the gold glitter glue to make dots on the burlap.
All finished. Now I have a fancy, cute box to use when I’m wrapping my Christmas gifts this year. Yippie!
Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to visit the other bloggers and see what they came up with for the challenge. Maybe you will get some great ideas. Thanks so much to Colby from Lovejoy Glitter for putting this all together. It was fun to stretch myself. Do you like working with burlap? I know a lot of people do. What would you make with these items?
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