Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Boxes

Oh, you just have to love Pinterest! Where else can you store all of your ideas and inspiration without adding to the clutter on your desk? I found the tutorial for these little gift boxes on Jillibean Soup's blog, saved it to my Gift Wrap board on Pinterest and knew exactly where to find the instructions when I started to wrap my presents! So, here's the gift boxes I made:

Just a note on dimensions. I cut the paper for the bottom of the box to measure 7x7 as stated in the instructions. However when I cut the lid as a 5x5 and scored as instructed, it did not fit as snugly as I wanted so I cut a new piece to measure 4 5/8" x 4 5/8" and scored at the 3/4 inch mark. The result was much better! As you can see, I was able to make two boxes from the two coordinating sheets of patterned paper.

To decorate the boxes, I cut a belly band 3/4" wide and added two punched snowflakes (the top one adhered with pop dots) that were adorned with rhinestone stickers. My nieces loved their Christmas presents -- inside and out!

Patterned Paper: SEI Winter (Winter Song; Blaze Velvet);
Tools: Martha Stewart (Scoring Board; Nordic Snowflake punch; Icelandic Snowflake punch);
Embellishments; Recollections rhinestone stickers


Beth Hallgren said...

Beautiful boxes Linda. Happy New Year!

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Susan (rainy) said...

Oh how fun.. how beautiful! I LOVE your boxes.