I am drawing my inspiration from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue and the gorgeous vellum gift bag on page 5.
These are super easy and quite quick to put together, so if your Easter packaging is behind schedule you can whip up a few of these in a flash. You can decorate them with whatever is lying on your desk -or empty a few bits out of the "Useful Box" ( a favourite term revived from Playschool days when the kids and I did lots of craft!, before they all grew up and left home.... so excited that they will all be home for Easter; ),and they definitely are awesome!)
|The top of the doily kept twisting so I used the trusty metallic washi tape and applied it all the way around the top of the box with it folded over the top to make it a bit stronger. Super simple!|
With some experimenting you can work out the dimensions to fit any block of chocolate. These are for a block of Lindt chocolate and will allow a little bit of slide room.
The measurements are in imperial because the scoring plate has more grooves and allows a more precise fit.
Cut a piece of DSP 6-7/8" x 7-5/8' (17.5 x 19.5cm)
Score at 3-1/8, 3-5/8, 6-3/4 and 7-1/4
Rotate and score at 1/2" along base
Cut tabs for base
Punch hole at top for ribbon- 3/4" circle punch works well, leave about 1/2" from the paper edge to the top of your hole.
Decorate front as desired before assembly.
Adhere side flap, and base tabs
cut ribbon length at approx 19" (45cm)
Thread ribbon through holes from front to back so that equal lengths of ribbon extend either side of paper, slide block of chocolate down into the holder with ribbon loop under the base of the block. Tie securely at the top of the block of chocolate with a shorter lenthg of contrasting ribbon. You decorate the closure with a tag of other embellishment (see the market picture for more ideas).
I hope you and your family have a Happy and Peaceful Easter and that you are able to spend some time together relaxing. I am last on the hop so you will be back to the start with Judy when you click on the Next button.
You can see the full list of participants on the blog this week here
And since it's Easter I am linking up to the challenge for this week at Just Add Ink#303 which is
"Just add E"
Don't forget you can join our challenge and add your project to this month's selection. We'd love to see what you create.
thanks for joining in this week,