Thursday, 27 June 2013

DIY: Mini Gift Boxes from Soap Packs

Hello there! Hope you all are doing great! I am good as always and busy getting crafty with simple things around me. Here's one of them - some soap boxes which I used to make some pretty little gift boxes.
The best thing about this project is that it can be tried by any age group. In fact, this project was a part of some craft column which I wrote for kids. But yes, as I said, can be tried by any age. This project is one of the simplest and can be created in a numerous of ways... Its up to you and your creative minds :) So here's how you go about it.
What You will need:
Plus some fine ribbons and fevicol.

Cut your paper according to the size of the Soap Box, taking into consideration the sides, edges and bottom. Wrap the paper around the soap box and leave out the top opening.
Paint the top opening of the box with a similar colour. You could also create a design as you like.
I've made 4 gift boxes using gift wrapper, crepe paper and tissue paper. The options are unlimited; you could also use newspaper, colourful magazine pages, or even thick tracing paper.

The final step - you need to beautify your gift box!! Well, this is the most exciting part and the options are numerous. In this case, I've just used some fine ribbons and quills. I feel its a cute way to wrap your gifts :)
So take your ribbon and glue it or tie it around the box and finish it with a quill. Try using different shaped quills.
Well, again, you really don't have to stick to decorating your gift boxes with quills. You can try out boxes with decorative stones, quilled roses, dried flowers & leaves or even a simple bow made out from ribbon. Another great way would be to use paper twine/bakers twine to decorate your gift boxes. 
You can use these gift boxes for small items such as earrings, pendants, key chains or some small momento. A very personalised way of packaging gifts for your friends or loved ones. A great option to the expensive gift packaging available in the market. Why pay so much when you can make it by yourself! That too, with the simplest materials available. So the next time you go shopping for your monthly groceries, keep aside all the soap packs you bring. And do not forget to share your pictures with me. Would love to see them.

Till then, Happy Crafting!
Karen

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