|Gift packages from old Holiday Cards. (c) 2011, Kristen Stein, StudioArtworks.com|
Here is a quick and easy tutorial on how to take old Christmas cards or any occasion card and turn it into a small gift box suitable for holding a gift card, jewelry, or other small gift item. Kids love making these....just be careful with the scissors. Let an adult or older child be in charge of scoring the edges
What you'll need:
- Old Cards
- Glue (Glue sticks work great)
- Flat edge or ruler (optional)
First select your card.
Now you should have one of the longest edges of the card exposed. We want to score the remaining edge with the scissors to make it easier to foldover.
Once folded inside, apply glue to the top of the folded portion. (In the picture above, this is the part with the image on it) A glue stick works great. Press the card together with the folded edge on the inside of the card.
This is how the card should appear once the folded edge is glued to the inside of the card.
Gently squeeze the card to open slightly and push down the flaps along all four scored edges. You should now have a small gift box suitable for holding a gift card, jewelry, or other small gift!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Please post pictures if you try this at home! Also, check out my other tutorial on how to make paper globe ornaments out of old Holiday cards and calendars.
Something else to make with these : Take 24 of these small gift boxes and string them together for an advent calendar banner for next year. Each one can be filled with a special little gift, treat or note for the little one to count down the days until Christmas.