Homemade Gift Box – Final Steps

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Artist Mary Gallagher Stout demonstrates how to complete a DIY gift box.

    Mary Gallagher Stout: Hi! I am Mary Gallagher Stout and today we are making handcrafted gift boxes. Right now, I am going to show you how to construct the lid. So get some acetate, we are going to need our acetate to be 6x6 inch square, which I have already cut here and in order to create the lid you are going to cut out two inch corners and all four corners with an X-Acto knife. You can either pre-measure them with a ruler, 2x2 or you can use a square ruler and a grid, it's up to you. When I am drafting my two inch squares, I like to use a dry-erase marker because it's easy to wipe off when you are finished. So now that we have finished cutting out our two inch squares on all four sides, we are ready to assemble and put together the lid. We are going to fold it in on itself. One edge, two edges and three and four. And this is the basic construction of the lid. Now we are going to take the bottom part and we are going to fill it up with all of our goodies. So here are some candy and some lovely, yummy chocolate minty candy and some wedding rings and then we are going to put the lid on top. Okay, we have got the lid inside. So now our lid is on and we are just going to seal the deal with some ribbon. I will start on the top, go to the bottom, criss-cross. I am just going to tie a nice little pretty bow on your wedding favor or on your gift box. In this case, it is a wedding favor. And Voil! super special handmade gift box. When somebody receives one of your handmade boxes they are going to feel so special. I had a lot of fun showing you this simple technique and I hope it brings you and your loved ones lots of joy, ciao.

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