Many people, no doubts, prefer to make gifts more than receive them. Let’s get to know how to organize gift packing personally to make a pleasure your natives and surrounding.
Bright and original present is always a joy. But to make a gift in unusual way is more fun, because even common things, decorated properly, will cheer mood up and express your attitude to the addressee. An interesting idea is to insert lots of small items or, for example, the money in the boxes in the form of festive cake segments. More over, it’s easy to do by yourself. Original gift package is especially demandable on the eve of X-mas, New Year, other holiday.
Necessary Things for our Holiday «Paper Work»:
- Thick paper of different colors
- Sharp scalpel or knife, scissors
- Satin ribbon
- Pencil and ruler
We should create a «round cake» consisting of 12 segments. They are gift boxes. You may apply for all of them the paper of same color or multicolored. Choose, for example, five or more bright shades of paper for pastels. It has a good dense and is more convenient to work.
To cut colored paper pieces the same size, use a pattern. You may take the ready one or draw it yourself, by preferable sizes. In case of PC printing such template on A4 paper sheet, as result you’ll get a blank with length of 12 cm, of 6 cm wide and height of 5 cm.
Tips: These cute boxes with sweets or souvenirs are useful at children’s holiday, or adult celebration. You can place a personal box as a part of cake on a festive table exactly near the site of each guest.
Print the pattern on sheets of thick colored paper or print only one, cut it out and shape on colored paper on a contour.
I’ve traced around by pencil only the outer bounders of the pattern, and the interior ones have drawn by a pair of scissors using a ruler. It’s much easier to fold up a template according to planned folds.
Cut and folded a future box along fold lines. Two places grease by a glue.
Collect and glue all “cake” pieces according to template.
Now, with a sharp blade cut neatly a backside of the blank to give boxes a possibility to close.
I’ve taken a white satin ribbon of width of 1 cm, and with the help of glue wrapped a piece of cake by it. Remember to leave a space to close boxes.
To make decorative bows, you’ll need the same pieces of ribbon with length from 14 to 15 cm.
At first, fix by glue such blank, as in the picture.
Then, use a narrow ribbon or the same sizes, fold them in a half, give bows finished look, clipping it in the middle.
Fix a bow at one half of the box lid by glue.
Repeat this decoration at the all 12 pieces of «cake».
The upper part of the boxes can be decorated with roses made of cloth or paint and draw something, write name or wish of the person you’ll give this gift.
So, we created not one but twelve gifts in a colorful and original packaging for your natives in coming holidays!