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Hello Monday and Friends! I hope you had a nice relaxing weekend and that you got everything done on your to do list. In just a little while we will all be putting together those holiday shopping lists and with that thought in mind today I wanted to share my favorite way to wrap a fast "no fuss" present using just a couple supplies. It's amazing what you can do with a piece of pattern paper and yarn!

I know that most people love videos, so here you go. Let me know if you have any questions and I will be happy to help.

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12-days-of-gift-wrapping Chickaniddy CraftsIMG_0467 (Large)Hello and welcome friends! Today marks lesson 3 on our journey of 12 days of gift wrap and I have something darling to share. DRAWER BOXES! Let me tell you why I love drawer boxes:

  1. They are cute
  2. You can load them up with candy
  3. They are perfect for homemade jewelry
  4. They are cute (oh wait. I said that already)
  5. You can put a small animal in them... no... just kidding.... don't really do that!
  6. You could stack 12 - 25 of them and make a DARLING advent calendar
  7. It would fit a charming Christmas ornament for Grandma
  8. A key to a new car
  9. They could be used to organize your craft supplies
  10. Umm... and if I haven't said it already.... THEY ARE CUTE!

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I put together another video with tips on how to cut out the template and easy ways to assemble the box. If you have a cutting machine that takes cut files, you can download a template HERE and HERE. If you don't, no worries! Here are the templates:



For today's video I show how to put together a simple drawer box. Again, let me know if you have any questions and I'll be happy to help.

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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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Mini album Class

Hey everyone!

I'm kinda excited about this weekend and if you are a local, I hope you will come and join in on the fun! On May 31st I will be at the Heart's - N - Crafts store in Covina Ca, teaching this charming mini album. It's the perfect summer travel booklet, packed full of pages for memory keepsakes. The class is an hour and the cost is super friendly to your wallets! Just $12.99. To find out more info about this class... simply visit their website HERE

Oh and don't forget... you can follow along with all the fun through instagram. I always post fun photos of what's going on. You can find it HERE

Happy Wednesday friend