Christmas gift boxes

We three kings of Orient are… bearing gifts that’ll wow the socks off your recipient! Made with Papermania’s Modern Lustre collection, these pillow boxes are perfect for gold offerings this Christmas – though maybe not the frankincense and myrrh.

Box 1 (left)

1 Using an Xcut Mini Die, cut the stag’s head in gold glitter cardstock. Use the Xcut Small Palm Punch to cut four circles from the same card. 

2 Take a pillow box from the Papermania Modern Lustre A4 Ultimate Die-cut & Paper Pack and wrap some string three times around the box and glue in the centre. 

3 Attach the stag’s head in the centre to hide the glue.

4 Stick the circles to each corner using hot glue or Stick It 3D Foam Pads for extra dimension.

Box 2 (centre)

1 Trim a piece of 1'' wide burlap, wrap around the centre of the box and glue at the back.

2 Take a piece of cinnamon stick, lay vertically with a slight tilt and secure. 

3 Die cut a stag's head from either your gold mirror card or glitter card and stick on top.

4 Add some of Anita’s Tacky Glue and Papermania's Create Christmas Gold Glitter to the cinnamon stick. 

5 Glue some tiny gold gems along the edge.  

Box 3 (right)

1 Take a pillow box and wrap a piece of burlap around it. Secure a piece of cinnamon to the centre with string. 

2 Choose a tag from the Modern Lustre paper pack and stick to the cinnamon.

3 Stick one of the wooden shapes to the centre and finish with some gems.

Tip – you can use any accessories: go for silver tags, gems or glitter. Or why not add a tiny bell or two or mini bauble? You could stamp your boxes and emboss with any Christmas coloured pigment inks from the Papermania mini ink sets. Alternatively, emboss in Papermania Clear or Gold Embossing Powder. 

Project photography and how-to instructions by Amanda Johnson




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