Butterfly Gift Box
This is a sweet little box. It can hold a found treasure, a piece of very special candy, or jewelry. Be sure and use something tantalizing to tuck in with your gift, like iridescent raffia, sparkly wonders, stars, more fairy dust, remember, now you are the secret charmer, the smiling elf, the twinkly fairy giving a special magical gift to someone you love or like a lot.
Pattern (Click on Printables)
Cardstock or heavy paper
Markers or Crayons if you prefer to create your own
Click on Printables. There is one blank box template and one that is already colored and only needs to be printed, cut out and folded. There is also one that is printed in black and white for you to color and a special bonus box decorated with fish and flowers. You should print these boxes out on a heavier paper stock, such as card stock. If you do not have card stock, use the technique above for making a template.
You might add some fairy dust, sparkle, or gold or silver pen outlines to the colored box to make it more festive.
The blank box is yours to design anyway that pleases you. You can even make this box out of paper that is foiled on one side, or interesting handcrafted paper, or bark and glue moss and tiny seeds or shells to it.
Instructions are printed on the pattern.
This craft is reprinted courtesy of PheeMcFaddell.com.
In Phee's words "It's really all a matter of learning to use your imagination, all proper like of course, instead of treating it like that ugly third cousin you'd just as soon stuff in a closet as look at. And what do you suppose this world of yours would be like if there weren't some around brave enough to be creative? Well, you'd be missing a whole lot of conveniences I'll tell you that, plus the scientific developments, and all the beautiful art."
Patterns, Templates and Printables
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