Happy Valentine's! Well, almost..
We don't really celebrate in a big way, but I do have a small gift to give, so I thought I'd make it a bit more personal by making a gift bag to give it in. There are LOADS of gift bag/box tutorials online, and mine here is pretty simple, so I've also included some of my favourites for something more fancy :)
First, find some pretty paper. Scrapbook paper or card would work well. I used some pretty hot air balloon pattern wrapping paper (he's a bit of a balloon fan) - luckily this paper is quite sturdy, this might be a bit trickier with thinner type wrapping paper though.
Next, measure your gift onto the paper. Draw your pattern around this, so you get a larger size than your item. This is just a really simple template - 4 sides, slits along the bottom so you can glue it all together, and a tab at the side to join. I also folded over the top to make it look a bit more neat when it is together.
This is what happens when you glue it all together...
I pinched in the sides and punched a couple of holes at the top. After putting in the gift, tie a bow with string or ribbon.. and that's it!
Well, I did say it was simple...
Here's my Valentine's offerings, with my gift being accompanied by a jar of treats - in this case LOTS of jellybeans. I hope he shares!
And take a look at my DIY Fox Box tutorial for more gift-giving inspiration!
If these aren't your bag, here's a few of my favourite tutorials to give a go.
|Awesome DIY gift box for Cookies and other treats - find the tutorial here|
|Recycled newspaper gift bags - find the tutorial here|
|A super colourful variety of the easy square origami boxes we have all made before - make it here|
|...Or how about these recycled cardboard pillow boxes? Perfect for small things - here|