Butterfly Gift Boxes

Gift boxes for all occasions!  We made these for Mother’s day but equally they would be lovely as a birthday or Valentine’s day gift!  As we were posting one of these to Peakles grandmother it had to be rather lightweight and not too bulky.  We used the wrapping paper and the dried paper plates from an earlier project.  As always we hate to throw things away so it seemed the perfect time to recycle some of those arts and crafts materials.

Beautiful gift boxes
Beautiful gift boxes

So here is how we made them and what we needed.

Materials:

Two boxes with lids, pva glue, home printed wrapping paper (or use a ‘scribble’ drawing), dried painted paper plates, length of ribbon, a flower embellishment or a sticker, tissue and scissors (adults only)

What we did:

Peakles glued some torn tissue to the top of the box lids to give them a ‘bulky’ look.

Sticking torn paper to the lids.
Sticking torn paper to the lids.

Then we added a circle of wrapping paper to the top of the lid, sticking the edges of the paper to the underside of the lid.

Covered the lids
Covered the lids

Peakles secured the underside of the lid by gluing a circle of cut out wrapping paper to it.

Finishing off the inside of the lids
Finishing off the inside of the lids

We then folded a painted paper plate in half and I cut out some butterflies for Peakles.  We used a pink plate and a green one.

Cutting out the butterflies
Cutting out the butterflies

Peakles stuck the butterflies on top of the box lids.

Sticking on the butterflies
Sticking on the butterflies

We then chose and measured the ribbon.

 

Ribbon Choosing
Ribbon Choosing

We  secured them with glue and a flower embellishment.

 

Ribbons and flowers
Ribbons and flowers

Finally Peakles added a scrunched up piece of tissue paper to line the gift box and added her ‘jewelled’ ribbon gift.  A lovely homemade gift box that I am sure will be cherished by both Grandmothers!

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