Happy New Year! May 2023 bring you hope and joy. Usually I do not have any New Year’s resolutions but for 2023 I have chosen one. I will spend more time in my craft room and I will try out some new folding techniques.

The first post of the year is a gift box. We ladies at work usually bring a gift each to the Christmas lunch, where we number them and each draw our present. On that occasion, I chose to make a gift box for the Kari Traa socks I had bought. It added a nice touch to the gift and the box can be used again for something else.

The dimensions of the box are adapted to the sizes of the socks. The box is folded in white cardboard. It is cardboard from Nor Engros, I mostly use that cardboard when I fold boxes etc. It is stiff enough and holds its shape well. Here I have used a layer of Bazzill before attaching the pattern sheets. The box is approx. 20 cm long, 10 cm wide and 10 cm high. The box is so big that I had to use 3 pattern sheets. I choose to use these champagne sheets.



The beauty of folding your own boxes is that they fit the product perfectly. It’s a bit more work, but very nice to give away.

To make a little more out of the box I made a belly belt. It is attached to the box with magnets on top and they are glued together at the junction under the box. So the whole belt sticks together and the box has to be pulled out. Forgot to take a picture of that.

I cut out a rosette or doily which I attached to the belly band. It covers the joint and the magnets. Nice camouflage. I have used flowers in various sizes, colors and varieties together with some silver beads. Stamped text on a tag that I have glued to the box and belly band. There I have used some small bling stars for decoration. Merry Christmas is punched out in white foam.

This is how the box was decorated at the top, a little easier to see in this picture. Cozy text on the tag together with a small decorated rosette. Hope you were inspired to be creative this weekend.

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