How about a tutorial on making lovely little gift boxes today?
I’ve BEEN so anxious to get this post together for you guys!!
So, finally… here you go! 😉
I made these little lovelies to hold a surprise for each of my bridesmaids for my wedding back in July.
Each of the girls, myself and my wedding day coordinator all received an aqua chrysanthemum necklace purchased from Brittany at Love Stitched on Etsy.
You should definitely check out her shop!
Such little pretties to be bought!! 🙂
I used my absolute favorite crafting mechanism EVER, my Silhouette SD
(which battles it out with my sewing machine for top spot…)
to cut these box templates from heavy scrapbook paper.
I used the free box template that came with my Silhouette SD software.
You know, by using the free shapes, I have only actually purchased about three things!!
Once you pull the shape from your cutting sheet, it looks like this.
The box shapes are really easy to fold up into little boxes.
I used Elmer’s Glue Spots on the inside tabs to hold the boxes together.
Once I had them all folded up I cut several small pieces of white tissue paper to fill the inside of the box and keep the necklace from rolling around.
I cut several pieces of left over zebra ribbon from this wedding project to add some fun to each of the boxes.
The Elmer’s Glue Spots came in handy to hold those in place as well!
Next, I used my Silhouette to cut out a flower shape for each box in it’s coordinating color.
Once the flowers were cut, an Elmer’s Glue Dot was applied to the back.
I just pulled a few petals up gently so they looked a little more “alive”, not in the literal sense of course…
Cute, right?!? But they still needed a little something….
Some Acrylic Jewels and some more Elmer’s Glue Dots!!!
Each box got it’s own little sparkly center. 🙂
They made the perfect finishing touch to my bridesmaid gifts. 🙂
I gotta say… I was pretty proud of myself with these!
ALL of the materials were things I already had in my craft stash!!!
Happy crafting lovelies!! 🙂