Approximate Time: 50 minutes
Measure the side of the heart box base and cut from pink stripe patterned paper. Apply a light coat of spray adhesive over base, then adhere.
Trace the outline of the heart box top and bottom onto pink stripe patterned paper. Cut out and adhere.
Tie ribbon around the edge of the lid into a bow, trimming ends evenly. Then add pearl sticker in the center.
Use spray adhesive or hot glue to adhere paper roses onto the heart box top as shown.
Sources: 3M spray adhesive; Micheal's paper mini roses
By Maricel from Fairfax, VA
Paper Craft Gift Set
I took one that would work on an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper to make two box tops. I added some clip art and the "gift tag" all in the text, and printed it out on card stock. I just cut the sheet in half, scored on the folding lines with a letter opener, and folded in the sides, taping the ends with scotch tape. For the bottom I just scored a blank half sheet of paper - just inside the lines for the cover to make it a bit smaller, and folded it up the same way.
For Christmas I did these, I had made beaded zipper pulls for everyone - and just wrapped them in tissue inside the boxes. No other wrapping needed.
By Regina from Rochester, NY
Editor's Note: Regina has also provided a PDF of the box template so you can print it out if you like. Click here to download it.
That this was a craft that I could do in front of the TV was a big plus; I couldn't miss my cooking shows. I also thought this would be a great way to jazz up those decorated cardboard boxes we all have that may be looking a little tired.
The boxes I used had a oriental feel so I chose to bead where ever there was a flower on the fabric. On the green box I free formed a branch on the fabric. I took the white glue and straight from the bottle I applied a small dab of glue and the pushed on a small bead. On the boxes that have two layers of beads I let the first bead dry then added a second bead. This could be used to decorate any fabric or wooden box.