The 12 Days Of Gift Wrap: Day Two

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There is something so cute about a round box. I'm not sure exactly why, but they just are! Wanting to share my love for this, I decided to dedicate day two to round gift boxes. There are so many different ways to create a cute round gift box and today I will show you 3, so let's get started.

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Cylinder Box With A Lid -  What I love most about this box is that you can mix and match pattern paper, make it as tall or as short as you want and it's super easy to make. Here are the step by steps:

  1. Print this Chickaniddy Crafts Round Gift Box Template on a piece of 8.5 X 11 card stock. Cut out the templates. Trace them on your pattern paper and cut out the patterns. (You can also use a cut file for the silhouette HERE if you have one).
  2. Fold the teeth on the larger cut-out.
  3. Add adhesive to the teeth and the side tab of the cut-out.
  4. Bring the ends together and glue in place.
  5. Once you have the teeth in place at the bottom of the cylinder box, glue on 1 of the 4 circles to cover the bottom.
  6. To make the lid and make sure it fits right, wrap the thin long strip with the teeth around the already made cylinder box. I like to leave it a little loose, so that it's easy to get on without falling off too easily.
  7. Once to have the teeth in place, slowly glue down the 2nd of the 4 circles to complete the lid. I follow the line or curve of the lid making sure it's on right. Any extra hangover, I trim off
  8. Inside the box and lid, add the remaining two circles. This will allow the box to be stronger and give it a nice finished look.

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A Recycled Can:

I'm all about being green and upcycling things around the house. Can I just say that the documentary "Bag It!" changed my life?! Anyway, This Pringles can is the perfect round box for many different gifts. You could roll up a scarf, shirt, or ties. You could fill it with candy or homemade baked cookies. Yes please!

  1. Clean out the can with a wipey and let it dry.
  2. Wrap the can with a pretty paper. I'm using a paper from the Jolly Good collection called Caroling.
  3. Take the lid. Punch two holes with your crop-a-dile, and spray paint ONLY the outside of the lid. Let it dry.
  4. Add a fun ribbon through the holes and tie a knot to keep it in place. Make sure to add any tags you might like before tying the knot.

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Couldn't you just die over this darling idea?! It's so easy to make. All you have to do is create the cylinder box from the template (not making the lid) and here comes the fun part:

  1. Cut two 3/4 by 2 inch strips and adhere them to each side of the box. This is to make the sides stronger. Then simply punch a hole and add an eyelet to each side of the box.
  2. I only had black wire, so I sprayed painted mine white and bent it into this shape (it makes it easier to slip through the eyelets).
  3. Slip the end through the eyelet for both sides.
  4. Twist the end of the wire around the handle. I scratched a little of the paint off, so I went back and did a small touch up.

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Once you have your box in shape, go ahead and add a few stickers with foam tape and tags to personalize them. Each box took me about 5-7 minutes to make and anyone receiving  one will just love it. I mean... could you imagine getting a box like this? And there are so many possibilities with these shaped boxes. Paper towel rolls, round packing tubs and way too many more to name.

Remember these tips are to help you have options when gifting a loved one. Sure it's easier to buy a $1.00 gift bag, but this little extra effort will have a big impact on those you care about. I hope you have enjoyed this class. Oh and make sure to tag us #chickaniddy, if you make something. We'd love to see it!

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7 thoughts on “The 12 Days Of Gift Wrap: Day Two

  1. Leslie

    Oh my word! I heart this so much…. But it looks like a lot of work and I don’t know if I would have the same end product 🙂


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