I created a few pillow boxes to dress up with some fun bows and embellishments. I cut the pillow boxes out with my Cricut Expression 2 and Close to My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge.
For my first box, I created a classic bow.
I folded 13 strips of patterned paper and layered and adhered them to create the bow. I added some fun die cuts from the Miscellany pack to finish the box.
For the second box, I created a rosette.
I cut the scalloped strip using my Cricut Expression 2 and Ribbons & Rosettes cartridge. You could easily create your own with a strip of patterned paper and some scallop-edged scissors. I thought is would be a fun change from a traditional bow. I finished the rosette with a Tidbits die cut circle, a coulple of buttons and some ribbon from the Miscellany pack, and a tag that I altered from the Designer Brads pack.
For the third box, I created another paper bow.
This one I cut out with my Cricut Expression 2, Cricut Craft Room design software, and the 3D Bows digital cartridge. This one was quick and easy, only three cuts and a little adhesive to put it together. I wrapped the box with some patterned paper strips and added a few Little Flyers to the bow to finish.
Amy created some darling origami boxes perfect for smaller gifts. She will tell you a little more about them.
"I decided to create some little gift boxes made by origami folding. You can readily find lots of the same instructions online simply by searching for "origami boxes with lids". These fun little boxes are super simple to make and are perfectly suited to all types of gift giving. I can see making several of these little boxes for small gifts for teachers with my daughter's help this year!
I created 3 boxes using the Make it Merry 8x8" paper pads. The only cutting involved is trimming off the edge from the paper pad, the rest is very basic folding. Finished, these small boxes measure, about 3"-3.25" .
I also created one to share with you out of a 12x12" sheet. If you choose to make this size box, the finished size will end up being about 4.25" square.
To finish my boxes up, I created belly-bands for each measuring 1.5" x 9.5". This allows for simple unwrapping and a place to also adhere your embellishing. My embellishments are a mixture of handcut paper from the Make it Merry collection, star garland from the Make it Merry Mini Book kit, found here, and Make it Merry Stickers and Little Flyers."
Aren't they the cutest things?! I can't wait to make some of my own! :)
We hope you all enjoyed today's gift wrap and packaging ideas using the Make It Merry collection. Thanks so much for stopping by!