Monday, May 14, 2012

Gift wrapping 5: MAIA's box


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Yesterday I went to Maia's birthday party. She turned 7. Maia is a genuine artist and she loves everything in a vivid color and an attractive shape. She always buys the crazy-looking buyme-screaming icecream, even if she likes plane old vanilla fudge. So I made for her this 12 pattern gift box. 

Quick tutorial:
1. Cut your paper strips. Start from the edge, leaving a little bit of paper on the outside, in order to cover the corners nicely.
2. Glue the paper strip including the overlapping on the side of the box.
3. Repeat for each paper strip. Rinse, than repeat. (I'm kidding, this only goes for shampoo. But I like the way it sounds :-D)
4. Carefully glue the tips on the top inside of the box.

  

 


I've completed the gift box with a polka dot name tag, to which I added a cute little owl for extra whimsy.


Maia was very happy with the gift box, especially because every side had 3 different patterns that never repeated. My thanks to Studio 71 design who created the lovely paperback.








Click here to see other gift wrapping ideas of mine :)

And I've also been featured at Bowdabra, An Original Belle and Mrs. Hines Class - thank you and God bless you!
                                               

64 comments:

  1. How lovely! I can see I need to start collecting some fun paper! Funny about her liking the crazy loud colors and icecream! Nice job and good tutorial!

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    1. Thank you, Danni! I've got over 100 paper patterns and I can't stop from hoarding some more :)

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  2. So cute!!! I'm a paper hoarder, too!

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    1. You can never have too much paper, too many fabrics or too many shoes :))

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  3. What a fun and clever way to wrap a gift. Love the patterned paper you used.

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    1. Thank you, Shauna, I had so much fun making the box :)

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  4. I love the colors and patterns! I'll definitely have to try this, perhaps with the many spare boxes that I have!

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  5. I love the ways it looks - so creative and fun! I'm sure it matches Maia's personality! I'm pinning this for sure! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a Dime!!

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    1. Thank you, Betsy! It's very easy to make a personalized project if you know the birthday person :)

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  6. I was hoping you would link this up at Etcetorize this week, so happy that you did. It's such a pretty box! I love all the different patterns together~

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    1. Thank you so much for the invite :)

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  7. wow! you're amazing! you could make sooooo much money during the holidays doing this :) or even making these boxes and selling them on etsy! thanks for linking up to tip-toe!

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    1. Thank you, Andie! (I would love to open a shop on Etsy someday ;)))

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  8. This is a great post. It’s Very informative and well writing.

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  9. So pretty! You wouldn't even need to open it:)

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    1. Thank you, Tara! When I finished the box, I almost ate it :))

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  10. This is so cute! And maybe she could reuse it later. I love the colors. Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays.

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, Carrie! I know for sure that Maia will keep little treasures in the box :)

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  11. This is truly a beautiful gfit box. I love that you took the time to create something so personal...this gift box is as much a part of the gift as anything that might have been inside of it. I admire your thoughtfulness. I'm delighted that you shared at Show & Tell.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  12. Holy crumbs! This is stunning, can't imagine what you found worry of putting in it. Thanks so much for sharing at our Pin'inspiration party C:

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Jane! Inside the box, I put a small Origami book for beginners and the same patterned paperbacks that I used for making the gift box.

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  13. This is a great idea! Just beautiful!

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  14. love your creative wrapping so very pretty

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  15. very cute packaging:) love that little owl, too!

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  16. This is a fantastic project! Would you consider linking it up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

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  17. Love your papers and that is just the cutest box, ever!
    ♥ Jil

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  18. Very well done on creating that lovely gift box. I just take the easy way and buy a sack.

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  19. Oh so pretty! I am now following your blog.

    Hope you'd come and link with me in my Color Connection meme through my PINK entry.

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  20. Wow! This turned out great! I am always looking for new (and easy) ways to gift wrap. I think I can handle this one! Thanks for the great idea and tutorial. I am definitely going to pin this. Thanks for linking up to A Pinteresting Party! Happy to be your newest follower. -Sarah @ Repeat Crafter Me

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely words, Sarah! I really appreciate you making the time to visit the link-ups!

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  21. What a great way to create beautiful gift boxes! I always keep them and use them around my house for other things because they're so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much, Stephanie, cute boxes are hard to throw away :)

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  22. It looks lovely! I would love to get a gift in a box that pretty! Thanks for sharing at A Pinteresting Party.

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    1. Thank you for the visit - I'm so glad you like the box :)

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  23. what a beautiful and one of a kind gift box. i love it. happy pink saturday! xo

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    1. Thank you, for the visit - I love making unique boxes :)

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  24. So fun! Love this a lot! By all the comments it seems others do, too!


    I would LOVE if you stop over at our Crafty Saturday Showcase and linked up this project. It runs from Sat-Thur at noon. Then our designers pick our favorites and feature them on Friday. This would go great in the collection!

    We also have a linky for ETSY/Business craft link up.


    Link: http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/05/19/saturday-showcase-craft-projects-2/

    Hope you are having a great weekend,
    Susie Bowdabra

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  25. This is sooo stinking cute! I just adore the umbrella paper and the crazy patterns! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink hippo.. can't wait to see what you share next!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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    1. Thank you for the visit, Amie, those umbrella patterns are quite a heart-stealer!

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  26. i love the box

    Pink Blooms, have a blessed Sunday!

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  27. wow! you are clever, creative and very patient! to make a box like that, would take me forever!


    very pretty!

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    1. Thank you, Gail, I'm so happy that you like the box (and it's quite easy to do...)

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  28. that is fabulous! what a creative gift-wrap--i love it!

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    1. Thank you so much, Miranda, I just love paper crafts!

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  29. As a Newbie, I am always searching online for articles that can help me. Thank you
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  30. So pretty! I bet it was fun doing it. Have a fabulous week.

    Liz @ MLC

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    1. Indeed, I loved making the little box!

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  31. LOVE IT!!!!!! The paper you picked out is AWESOME!!! Love the little owl too!!

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow!!

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    1. Thank you so much for the encouraging words, Christine!

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  32. So beautiful!

    Visiting late from MYM, here's my Yellow Roses, come and see.

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  33. Such a pretty little box! Thanx for linking up to THT!

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind support, Pamela, it means the world to me :)

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  34. What a fabulous box!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much, Jill, I'm really happy that you liked it :)

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  35. I featured you today on Made in a Day! Stop by and link something up today at my linky party!
    Kim@madeinaday
    http://madeinaday.com

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  36. Thank you for linking this up to our Crafty Saturday Showcase. We try and visit everyone who linked up. I have good news to share! Your project was picked by our Designers as one of their favorites. You will be featured on our Blog, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest sites tomorrow! Stop over and see your feature when the post goes live Friday morning!

    http://bowdabrablog.com/

    have a super weekend! Our new Crafty Saturday Showcase will go live at midnight Saturday.

    Susie

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    1. Wow, thanks a million! I'm doing the happy dance :)

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