Tiny Treasure Boxes
Thrifty Gift Maker Week 6
We all need something to put our gifts into.
But I hate to buy wrapping paper.
I just cannot spend that much money on something that will be immediately thrown in the garbage.
So... I make my own wrappings that can be reused.
These Origami boxes are the simplest ones to make and really require nothing more than a bit of practice. (Do not be intimidated, these are easy enough kindergartners make them.)
What do you need to make these tiny treasure boxes?
Old greeting cards
Here is a link to some very simple, easy to follow directions that I recommend.
Tip #1: Start with 2 squares of paper- A fancy colorful square of paper (or fabric or whatever) about 1/4" larger than a plain paper. The larger square will be the top and will fit nicely over the slightly smaller.
Tip #2: Tie a ribbon around the box and hang it from the branches of your tree as a surprise gift.
Tip #3: To make these, you might also try stiff fabric covered board, printed photos- basically if it is pretty and foldable, it will work.
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