A quick and beautiful treat box
Last week, I had a diner with my team from work. I wanted to make them all a small gift. As I had to make 8 of them, I wanted to do a simple one so I could manage to make them in one evening. All but one of my team members are female, so I decided to shop at “Rituals”. I bought a small tube of hand lotion and then decided I wanted to make them een “Goodie Box”. That meant I had to buy at least one more goodie: Lipbalm.
Simple top closing box
I measured the tube of hand lotion and lip balm and designed a box: 2” wide, 1” deep and 3 1/2” high. I glued the bottom flaps and made the box open and close at the top.
Frosted Floral Speciality Designer Series Paper
I kept the box plain and used 4 of the designs of the Frosted Floral DSP to embellish the boxes. With the Tag Topper Punch I punched a strip of 2” x 12” on both ends. To adhere the strip of DSP to the box, I used Tear & Tape on the bottom of the box and halfway on the front and the back of the box.
To keep the strip of DSP closed, I cut a piece of matching Organdy Ribbon and weaved it through the holes on the top of the strip of DSP. For some interest, I made sure the ends of the ribbon faced down.
” ‘n klein gebaar” (a small token)
To finish the goodie box I used the sentiment “ ‘n klein gebaar” (a small token) from the stamp set “Vlinderdans” (Butterfly Gala). I used the Every Day Label Punch to punch out the sentiment and punched a second time to fit the label to the sentiment.
Enevlope punch Board Box
By then, I decided I wanted to make a different goodie box for the only man in the team. I made the box with the Envelope Punch Board and it measures: 4 1/4” wide, 3 1/4” deep and 1 1/2” high. To continue the style of the other goodie boxes, I cut a strip of the same DSP measuring 2” wide and again punched both ends with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.
To keep the box closed I joined the two ends of the DSP with a piece of Whisper White Organza Ribbon and made a double knot. To open the box you can simply remove the belly band without untying the knot.
I managed to do this in one evening, although it was a pretty long evening.
A matching Gift Bag
The next day I knew something was missing …… A Gift Bag! Of course, I had to make een gift bag. I choose two pieces of matching paper from one of my 12”x12” Paper packs from ‘Action’.
I made a simple flat folding gift bag and used two pieces of organza ribbon from my stash as handles. A piece of tissue paper really finished my bag with goodie boxes.