Monday, January 7, 2013

How to Make a Recycled Gift Box.

Has it ever happened to you: you desperately need a beautiful box for a gift, but all the boxes you have in your possession are a wrong size? Of course, sometimes it is possible to just use wrapping paper, but that will not work if you need to package something fragile. That's why Svetlana from NESWeddingGarden shop on Etsy came up with a great idea how to make a recycled holiday gift box.
How to Make a Recycled Gift Box

What is needed to make a beautiful gift box?

How to Make a Recycled Gift Box

1. Any box of a suitable size (I used a box from a set of two moisturizers)
2. Sheets or scraps of colored or craft paper
3. Any pre-cut shapes or stickers for decoration (I used paper butterflies which are often used for
scrapbooking)
4. A pencil, scissors, a ruler, glue, a brush
5. Acrylic paint (can be replaced by markers)

Step 1. Choose beautiful paper scraps or cut sheets of craft paper into small pieces of different size and shape.

How to Make a Recycled Gift Box

Step 2. Glue the paper pieces onto the gift box, so that all areas you do not want to be visible are covered (all the text and product pictures, for example). If there are areas that are beautiful enough as they are, you can leave them uncovered.

How to Make a Recycled Gift Box

How to Make a Recycled Gift Box

Step 3. After the glue has dried, decorate the holiday gift box by drawings, stripes or spots of paint.

How to Make a Recycled Gift Box

How to Make a Recycled Gift Box

How to Make a Recycled Gift Box

Step 4. Pre-cut shapes, such as butterflies, can be added on after the paint dries.

How to Make a Recycled Gift Box

Step 5. Now wrap the gift in tissue and put it in the box - your gift is ready to go in the beautiful holiday gift box!

How to Make a Recycled Gift Box
Enjoy!

Tutorial by Svetlana (NESWeddingGarden)
Translation by Alla (FleetingStillness)

4 comments:

Yulia Kazansky said...

Thank you Svetlana! Really helpfull post, I never have boxes when I need them. :)

Nadezda Bokovikova said...

Really nice box! Love it!

SocksAndMittens said...

Great tutorial, thank you!

Mulberry Whisper said...

This is invaluable! I am hopelessly bad at packing but I will try to improve. Thank you!

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