Frugal Gift Wrapping-Origami Boxes
I've always felt the wrapping of a gift is just as important as the gift itself. I believe that if you put thought into a gift the wrapping should show this also. The prettier the wrapper, the more exciting the gift.
I've been having some fun making origami boxes to wrap gifts in. I originally seen these
on Lorajean's Magazine and ran to get my roll of wallpaper. I had some trouble working with it though. It was sooo heavy I couldnt get good creases, so I pulled out my 12x12 scrapbook paper.
After making one I decided I wanted the lid to be shorter than the bottom, so I went googling and found Homemade Gifts Made Easy. Shhhh... Now you know where I've been spending my time. Here and in the kitchen baking. lol
I used Lorajean's instructions for my lids and Homemade Gifts to make the bottom of my boxes. Then finished decorating them with scraps of ribbon & shoe strings to tie them up and scrapbook paper to make tags. Oh the things I could do with a silhouette right about now! Maybe one of these days it'll be in the budget.
I made these boxes to hold some cookies that I made for my granddaughters. What do you think? Would you like to receive some cookies wrapped in a box like this or just a zip lock bag? Do you think the wrapping of a gift is important?