Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Cute Gift Packaging Idea

I picked this idea up from a Stampin' Up card making class I attended before Halloween. The lady teaching the card class handed out a few goodies, one of which was a little cardstock "box" with a candy bar inside.

Here is my interpretation of how to make this little "box" for Christmas gifts.

First though, what's inside? I made these little gifts to give to some of the ladies in my church's women's organization. The motto of our organization is, "Charity Never Faileth". So I made little marble magnets with the motto (btw - if any of you do this - silicon sealer from the hardware store works wonderfully - much better than glue) and put them in an Altoids gum container. (I included a thought about Christmas from President Thomas S. Monson, as well.)

Now for the packaging.

I cut out a square of cardstock large enough to fold around the altoids container. Then I folded the paper to make an open-ended box and glued it together. After that, you punch holes in the top (2 on opposite sides of each other) and add a little tag.

Now feed some ribbon through the holes.

Get the item you are packaging and slowly slide it down into the box, making sure the ribbon pulls down with the item. Just make sure you have somewhat even ends of ribbon on each side throughout this process.

Tie a pretty little bow at the top of the package and ...

Taaa - daaa - some cute little gifts to give.

This can be done with almost anything - I have many other ideas dancing around in my head.
This is a fun and easy way to make a little gift look very pretty. I am sharing it with
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Tink said...

This is adorable! What a cute and fun gift! You're talented.

Chanelle said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Amber said...

How cute, you have the best ideas!

Kasey Hunt said...

I love this idea. I wish I had these!! Love, love it. I might have to pass that along to our R.S.!!

Motherboard said...

That is freaking adorable!! I think I may have to copy cat you!

Tabitha Blue said...

This really is adorable!!!! What a cute idea, and it turned out so well!!! I wonder if mine would look that nice??


Deedles said...

Hey I saw this post on and we want to do this for our RS sisters for Christmas. Do you have a template you used? I think they are so cute and was wondering if you could e-mail me (if you have it) the template you used to make yours. My e-mail is Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

Quirky Momma said...

I love the box idea! And I have some spare altoid containers.... now what to put in them :) Thanks for the inspiration and for linking into MomLoop so I could find you!