|Handmade Paper Gift Box|
For some time now, I have wanted to learn to make my own boxes for jewelry or samples. Finally, after much experimentation and searching, I have found an easy way to make a decorative gift box. There are alternate methods, like oragami, if you have the skills. Using the materials and methods below, I was able to learn to make my decorative boxes fairly easily. I would like to first give credit to Mirkwood Designs, where I obtained the template. They have templates for many more projects on this site: http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/mirkwooddesigns/templates.htm
|Bottom of Box|
1) Print your template on the back of pre-printed cardstock (the blank side) or on plain paper for you to decorate. I printed the templates with my printer and then selected backgrounds from the printmaster program for the reverse side.
2) Cut out the template, saving the trimmings for gift tags and mini-cards. This is the time that you would use rubber stamps, glitter, and embellishments to decorate your box.
|Earrings In Box|
4) Assemble the box top and bottom, adding paste to the tabs.
5) Allow the paste to dry for about one hour. You can then use your box!
|Decorative Paper and Supplies|