Turn a Christmas Card Box into a Gift Box

Turn a Christmas Card Box into a Gift Box by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. After I mailed all my Christmas cards, I had the empty card box with a nice picture of a snowman on the top. And it was just the size I needed for a small gift box. It also had ads on the sides and top. Rather than toss it, I decided to […]

Christmas Card Gift Jar

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By Noreen Doll. A Christmas card gift jar is a useful way to re-purpose Christmas cards. Use your old canning jars, or buy a bunch at the end of the summer when they are on clearance. You can also find them at yard sales or thrift stores. Canning jars can be used for so many […]

Small Gift Box

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By Noreen Doll. This small gift box could also be a favor box and you can make it in many sizes. Put your gift or favor in the center of the tissue paper and place it in the box for a lovely presentation. You can use it for any holiday or occasion simply by changing […]

Easy Reusable Fabric Gift Bag

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By Noreen Doll. This gift bag is small, but the nice thing about making gift bags with fabric is that they can be made any size. And what goes in the bags can be all sizes and shapes. In fact, fabric gift bags are perfect for wrapping gifts that are difficult to wrap. The stitching […]

Soda Bottle Gift Wrap

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By Noreen Doll. A soda bottle gift wrap is a fun way to wrap gifts for kids or teens. I recently needed a way to wrap some money I was giving, and I wanted to make it interesting. I washed and rinsed a 12 ounce soda bottle, and made sure it was completely dry before […]

Valentine Gift Wrap

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Boxes, baskets, pouches and cones become Valentine gift wrap ideas. Add a big red bow, or a bow with a big heart. Valentine’s Day is a fun reason for decorating boxes, baskets and other containers to hold sweet treats and Valentine gifts. You can also decorate paper bags or make fun baskets or containers with […]

How to Gift Wrap a Box

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By Noreen Doll. Learn how to gift wrap a box. It’s really quite easy. Unroll your wrapping paper enough to cut a piece that will overlap by a few inches when you wrap it around the box. To make sure you have enough paper for the ends, add the height of one end plus 4 […]

Camo Wrapping Paper

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By Noreen Doll. Here’s an easy way to make your own camo wrapping paper – and recycle as well. Save the crumpled brown paper that is packed in boxes you’ve had shipped to you. Use green and black paints to create camouflage wrapping paper. Notice that you can barely see the twine bow. That’s because […]

Creative Gift Wrap

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by Noreen Doll. Making creative gift wrap is fun, especially if you wrap presents to keep pinchers from guessing what is inside. One person I know used a different wrapping paper for each member of her family, but that member’s gifts were all wrapped in the same paper. She put no names on them so […]

How to Gift Wrap

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Once you learn how to gift wrap, it can be fun making beautiful and unique presents. Part of giving a gift is packaging or wrapping it. After your gift is wrapped, you can tie a ribbon around it and add a beautiful bow. Or you can think of all kinds of creative ways to make […]

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