Wednesday, September 5, 2012

One sheet gift box

This whole project is made from one sheet of 12x12 cardstock or designer paper. It was inspired by fellow demonstrator, Rebekah Harwood. I used a sheet from the Be of Good Cheer collection(126896).

Cut a 2" piece off and you can actually cut this into shreds to bed your gift inside the box. Cut a 1" strip which will be the bow, cut another 2" strip for the band that goes around the box. Now cut a 7" piece, which will give you a 7" square and cut the last piece into a 5" square for the lid.

Beginning with the 7" square, score around all four sides at 1 3/4". Fold each piece and cut a slit up to the score line once on each side. This will create the tabs to make your box. Decide which side you want for the outside, add adhesive and form your box. Do the same for the lid with the 5" square, scoring all around at 5/8".

With the 2" strip, score at 2 3/4", 4 1/2", 8 3/8", and 10". Add adhesive to one end and wrap around box before adherring to make sure it fits. This will hold your gift box closed.

Now for the bow: Cut off 5" from the 1" strip. This will be the tails. Cut out notches from the ends and tape down to the band. With the 8" piece, add adhesive to one end and connect forming a circle, attach this to the tail with the seam down. Add a glue dot to the top of the seam and press the center of the circle into it. This forms the loop of the bow. I then cut a 1"x 2"  from one of the "scraps and formed another tube to place in the middle of the bow loops. Add a tag, which can also be made from the same sheet of paper/cardstock, and the goodie to the inside and you are ready to give it away.

I love quick and easy projects and this definitely fits into that category. I hope you will give it a try, and if you have any questions, just let me know.

Have a great day, and thank you so much for stopping by!

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