Hello everyone!

I wanted to share a quick idea with you today to pretty up your gift giving ideas, especially since there are 85 days left till Christmas!

ssykes_giftbox

Supplies used:  Paper Mâché mini hat box (Michael’s); Die Cuts With a View burlap paper; Tim Holtz vintage button; Maya Road trinket pins;  Sookwang double sided tape; scraps of felt and ribbon, hot glue gun.

To create the burlap flower, I traced around a small cup and cut 4 circles out of the DCWV burlap paper.  I then folded each circle in half and then quarters and attached them to a circle cut from the double sided tape, with their points meeting in the middle.  Using a strong wet adhesive, I attached a vintage button to the centre and ruffled the edges of the petals to distress them a bit.

The felt flowers are very simple as well:  Cut a strip of felt – the width and length will determine the finished size of your flowers (I used an 11″ x 1.5″ strip for the white flower and 8″ x 1″ strip for the burgundy flower).  Using sharp scissors, I snipped the felt along the long edge at 1/4″ intervals, to just a scant 1/4″ away from the edge, taking care not to cut all the way through.  When finished, roll up the felt along the longer edge, using hot glue to fasten as you go.  Using your fingers, fluff and flatten your flower.

I then attached the flowers, and petals that were cut, freehandedly, from felt and burlap paper to the centre of the box with a hot glue gun.  Loops of ribbon filled in the holes and a couple of trinket pins added a bit of bling!  As an extra touch, you could glue ribbon around the top rim of your box to finish it off

Voilà!  A quick and beautiful gift box to house your gift!

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To view more of Sue’s work, please visit her blog, Kewl Beans.

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