There are millions of ways to pack your gifts. Its better when you can create and customise your own gift packaging. This way you can add a personal touch to your gift. A great way is to make gift boxes. You can shape boxes into anything you want to. Here’s a tutorial for a cute little gift box, shaped like a pillow. You can vary the sizes by being creative! Using dishes or anything circular you find at home.
What you need:
- An unused CD
- A pair of scissors
- Scoring bone/Dull blade/a thin stick to score with
- Cardstock/ thick patterned paper not less than 2-ply and not too thick either
What to do?
Take a pencil and the CD and start marking its outline on the cardstock.
Continue withdrawing another circle coinciding with the first one. Then draw the other arcs using the CD like in the picture below.
Then remove all the outside circles leaving just 2 circles and 8 arcs.
Using your scoring tool, score along all the acs inside the circles.
Cut out the outer circles with a scissor like this.
The scoring will cause the paper to fold easily.
Bring the folds together to create the box and wrap it with a ribbon to keep it held together.
You can also add flaps to some of the arcs and glue them when bringing the folds together creating a permanent box.
This turns out to be a quite unique and beautiful box to gift someone.