Thursday, May 19, 2011

Gift Boxes and Bags

Recently I have started making my own jewelry.  Some of it has even turned out nice so I have been using my creations as gifts.  As with most things, presentation is important so I have been making my own gift boxes and bags.

The boxes are a little bit different in that they are made from old greeting cards.  I was surprised at how cute they turned out.  There are a billion tutorials, but here are three with step-by-step photos.  Each one is done a little bit differently.    

Here are a couple of the ones that I made.

Christmas Version

The gift bag template came from Toy's Haven.  I used polka-dot paper on the outside and a plain pink cardstock for the inside.  Quick ribbon and bow.  A small piece of tissue paper would be perfect.

This is a great way to use up old greeting cards and super handy to have for last-minute gifts.


Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

They are really cute! I especially love the pink polka dot bag. I haven't come across a tutorial on how to make them- thanks for the links, I'll check them out next.

I'm loving your new blog design, Terry! I'm extremely impressed that you're able to create your own design. It looks really wonderful!

Unknown said...

Cute Boxes! I have bought them pre-cut but I have never done it myself, I will have to give it a try.
Love the new banner on your blog.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi Terry! These are adorable...they will go perfectly with the cards you won from my Hearts In Touch giveaway! Send me your address and we'll get your cards sent out. Congratulations! ~Ann

Anonymous said...

i have not seen these card boxes in forever! We used to make them when I was littler... thanks for bringing back the memories!

Sylvia N. said...

Awesome way to reuse greeting cards! I always used card stock, but recycled cards are better!

Macrosoft said...

Nice article about gift bags and boxes.

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