f1is009a ~ Holly Motif Gift Bag and Gift Box

Required tools and supplies:

  • X-acto knife and fresh blade, small detailing scissors and tweezers

  • Small artist's paintbrush for gluing, small piece of aluminum foil to use as glue pot, and a fast-grab, quick-dry craft glue. White craft glue takes too long to dry and is messy.

  • A good cutting surface such as a self-heal cutting pad. You get a much better cut than with cardboard and your blade will last so much longer.

Envelope Assembly
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Gift Bag Assembly
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Tissue Paper Stuffing
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Gift Box Assembly
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Holly Sculpture


 
1. Cut out paper leaves. The X-acto knife tool works much more effectively than a pair of scissors for holly leaves.

Cut two ribbon lengths long enough to tie around your package(s). Glue at the center intersection.

 


 
2. Bend the leaves so that they ascend in the center and lie flat at either end or curl up at the ends.

 
3.  Paint a small drop of glue to a leaf and adhere another to it. Do the same to the third leaf.

 
4.  Drop 3-4 small no-hole beads into a small drop of glue at the center of the leaf cluster and allow glue to dry completely.

 
5. Position the holly cluster onto a drop of glue that has been placed at the ribbons' intersection.

 
6. Position the cluster at the center of the package top. Wrap ribbon to bottom of stack and tie firmly (or glue). Do the same for the second strand. If you are not very flexible, solicit the help of an aide.
7. This is a view of the finished project.
 
Paper Minis™ Miniatures
Front Royal, Virginia
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email: ann-vanture@paperminis.com


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