Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Make Your Own Ribbon Covered Gift Box

I don't know about you, but I can't resist the tiniest scrap of ribbon. I even save the little ribbon hangers from the inside of a new garment. The same thing goes for those tiny craft paper boxes jewelery and truffles come in- you know what they say about small packages! That's how these ribbon covered gift boxes were born. Here's how I made mine...

You will need a pile of ribbons in complementary shades, good sharp scissors, a small paper board box, and a way to adhere the ribbons. I adore my Xyron sticker maker, but double stick tape or a bit of finely applied hot glue would probably be just as good.

With my sticker maker, I just slide the ribbon through and it puts a lovely tacky layer of adhesive on the back.

Ready to go!
Make sure you have enough ribbon to cover the box.

I like to stick it on the inside of the box for a nice finished outside edge.

Repeat on the other side.

Continue layering and overlapping ribbons as you go to create the pattern you like. With plaid all the rage lately, I thought that would be fun to try.

Mine still needed a little extra something...

So I used a tiny daub of hot glue to add a silk millinery leaf and flower. The humblest starbucks card would seem pretty darn special arriving in such a pretty box. don't you think? If you don't have time to make your own, mine is available over at The Fab Miss B.

What is your favorite way to turn odds and ends into something spectacular?

3 comments: said...

adorable!!! said...

That is some pretty packaging right there! I love to gift wrapping so I'm on board with this idea!

I get excited about ribbons too!

Anonymous said...

So smart! You're quite talented.

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