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Friday, December 16, 2011

Ornament boxes

Yeah, that’s right! I made boxes for the ornaments! I was putting these ornaments with a personalized water bottle (stay tuned for that one!) in a gift bag, so I thought the ornament should be protected a bit.

Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More to the rescue!

I fired up my Gypsy and chose the square box. I made it as large as I could for a 12x12 mat. There was some open space so I figured instead of wasting paper I’d add some circle tags to use later. I will post those with the water bottles!

I cut the boxes and assembled them. I used the red tape for the adhesive, and I really like how strongly it holds. I haven’t purchased this in a store, but got some with some of my Cricut reward points one time. I like the stuff….very strong adhesive.


I had 12 ornaments so I chose 2 sheets of 6 papers from a DCWV stack I had picked up at Joann’s. The ornament fit in there perfectly. The box could not have been any smaller, for sure! I got lucky there! I should probably have inked the edges or something, but I'm not very good at that and half the time I end up making a mess instead of making a project look better. Perhaps that's one of the things I should work on for next year...inking edges (AND taking better photos...gotta get that camera working!!!)


Here are some of the boxes all stacked up. Nothing too fancy, but it’s just a little added touch.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project! Go and create something!



PinkBlingCrafter said...

Hi Lori, OK where to start:) Love the fruit and cheese platters very cute!! Then LOVE LOVE the ornaments with the vinyl, I have yet to try these and will have to attempt one day LOL!! I'm a new follower and can't wait to see more!! I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and enter for a Stampin' Up! giveaway!! Have a wonderful Christmas!

~ Lori ~ said...

Thanks, Norma! I just went to your blog and signed up as a follower, so I'm looking forward to checking your blog out. Have a great weekend!

Amanda said...

Thank you sooo much for your nice comments on my Secret Santa gifts! I love these boxes! I am making ornaments with my students on Monday and I am so so so sad that I only have the tiny Cricut cuz I would love to make these to send them home in! So jealous!

~ Lori ~ said...

Thanks, Amanda! I'm sure your students will love their ornaments without the box! Maybe Santa will bring you a bigger Cricut!

Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a great idea! This makes the ornament really special. And...add a ribbon and the box can be hung on the tree!

~ Lori ~ said...

Thanks, Carolyn. You are right...a little ribbon tied around that box would TOTALLY make it more special. I think I will do that today!