Saturday, December 15, 2012

Gift Wrap #23: Reindeer Packages

Weekend bonus:

Christmas Countdown
I like to have little gifts on hand, this time of the year. These are perfect to make up in advance and have ready whenever you'd like to spread a little cheer. We wrapped chocolates in rudolf-red tissue for this example.

Box, twigs, 2 google eyes, red pompom nose and treats.
Supplies:Brown Carton
PDF Template for pyramid box, here
Red Pompom
Google Eyes
X-acto Knife

Print template (here.) Cut or trace onto heavy brown card stock. Score and fold. Assemble. (I've found that using a glue gun makes the process to fast but, ordinary glue works, too. If you have heavier content, re-enforce the box in the interior with tape.) Once the box is complete, fill as desired. We've wrapped chocolates in red tissue paper playing on the Rudolf theme. I like the warm splash of color, too, that comes when one opens the present.
To assemble:
Using an x-acto knife, piece a criss-cross into the sides of the triangle (like above, right). Slide the base of the twig into the criss-cross to secure the twig antlers on both sides. If you need to give these extra support, tape these twigs from the inside. Place three dots of glue on the face area of the box: two for the eyes and one for the nose and place the eyes and red, pompom nose. Once this is complete, Rudolf is ready for gift giving. 

These are great gift wraps, party gift boxes, crafts, place cards for the kid's Christmas table or as a decorations! We plan to make up some gift trees dusted with glitter for presents, too (here).
Merry wrapping!

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  1. This is so cute! Just found your site today and am really mesmerized by the great ideas and lovely photography.
    Great work!

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. You truly make my morning! I hope you have the chance to make these, too!

  2. One of the cutest reindeer crafts ever! Very unique.

    1. Oh dear... I see that date and know that it was the day we took off for the US last year and somehow, I missed it. Thank you so much for this kind comment and I wish you merry making in 2013, too! Thank you.

  3. I am returning to your beautiful site to let you know that I've made these for teacher gifts for my 7 year old. I made homemade chocolates every year and these packages were a major hit! What a cool idea!!

    1. Thank you so much! I somehow missed this in the hustle of Christmas and wish you a wonderful December this year, too!

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    1. I'm apparently .... very delayed but, looking at Christmas objects shared and so appreciate your comment. Thank you so much and merry making!

  5. This is such a cute idea, Gina! It's going up on The Crafty Crow soon!

    1. Cassi, thank you! I'm so glad that you found them! I'll look for them at The Crafty Crow!


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