A gift is doubly special when the box it arrives in is also a gift. In this video, we'll see how to transform a single sheet of paper into an elegant gift box. This project isn't ideal for beginners, but if you have a little origami experience this shouldn't be too challenging.
When thinking about buying a gift for a friend, it's always the gift itself that's most important, right? But no matter how great your gift selection is (yay for Kindle readers), if it's wrapped sloppily your recipient will think you put little effort into your present.
Making gifts for people is one of the best ways to save money and show them your care on Christmas. Why not take it a step further by making the box you put your present in? This video will show you how to make a simple wooden box out of scrap wood using a router.
In this video, we learn how to wrap a gift. You will need: scissors, your gift, tape, and wrapping paper. First, place your gift down on the rolled out wrapping paper upside down. Measure out the paper so you have enough, then cut the paper from the roll. Next, you will fold the edges of the paper down, then center the gift on the paper. Bring the sides of the wrapping paper into the middle, then tape it. If you have too much paper on the edges, cut it carefully with the scissors. Now, push d...
In this video, we learn how to wrap a gift so it comes out perfect every time. Start off by unrolling the wrapping paper out on a flat surface and cutting out a large square. After this, place the box upside down onto the wrapping paper. After this, meet the two ends to the middle of the gift and tape it down. Next, start to crease the edges of the sides down and flip the gift over. After this, push the top of the sides down, then tape it. Push the sides and bottom up and then tape it togethe...
Don't get us wrong: We adore gift boxes, as they let us both conceal a gift and make the gift look more appealing by wrapping up the box in pretty wrapping paper and smacking a bow on top, but there's one big gripe we have about them. They either come in Small, Medium, or Large. So if your gift doesn't exactly fit one of those predesignated sizes, then the box is either too small in areas or too large, which is a pain.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to gift wrap using recycled material. The materials need for this project are: a potato, large paper bag, tape, ribbon and paint. Begin by cutting the potato in half and draw a simple shape onto the sliced surface of the potato. Then cut out the negative part of the shape with a knife. Now open the bottom of the paper bag and cut down the side so that it lays flat. Then brush some paint onto the potato stamp and press it down along the paper to form a...
Sure you can go out and buy that expensive gift for the person on your Christmas list, but wouldn't it be even better if you could make your own gifts? In this video you will get some great gift ideas, as well as how to make them, for that special someone on your gift list this year for Christmas!
Watch this instructional arts and crafts video to make a charming pyramid shaped gift box. Fill this gift box with candies or other small surprises to give a personalized, yet affordable gift to a friend, teacher or boss. You can use store bought wrapping paper or use recycled pieces of scraps and ribbon. This unique gift is also good for holiday parties, grab bags, valentines, party favors and birthdays.
It's been done for ages, but for most of us, "regift" entered our vocabulary after the 98th episode of Seinfeld—"The Label Maker." In this episode, Elaine calls Dr. Whatley (played by Bryan Cranston) a "regifter" after he gives Jerry a label maker—the same label maker that Elaine gave Whatley.
ArizonaSpaGirls.com founder, Lisa Kasanicky, demonstrates how to make an inexpensive sugar body scrub. You will need your normal cleanser, corn meal, tea bags, a pot, a bowl, a mask, cucumbers, and witch hazel. Watch this video skin care tutorial and learn how to give yourself an at home facial.
Danny Lipford visits the Home Center to investigate the new options for large shower heads which offer easy installation. You don't need a plumber anymore to get a spa like shower. You can install these showerheads by yourself.
This how to video takes the mystery out of measuring for a new hot tub cover. This tutorial cover the tools you will need and a step by step guide to accurately measuring your new hot tub cover.
Why go to the spa when you can make your own soothing salt scrub at home for a fraction of the cost? “Pauper Princess” Lynne Rominger demos how to mix up a batch of skin-softening luxury.
We realize Christmas is over, but there's no reason you shouldn't surprise a friend with a pretty gift for New Year's Eve! In many other cultures friends and family give each other presents to celebrate their new year, including during Chinese New Year.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a mini gift card envelope with Stampin' Up!. First, take a piece of card stock that is red and white. Score this 3/4" on both sides, then turn on the 6" side and score at 1 1/4" and 3 3/4". Once finished, fold this up and cut along the sides that you have scored. Put adhesive on the bottom of the gift card holder to seal up the bottoms so you can place the gift card in. Now, punch a hole in the bottom of the paper so you can see the gift card peak out of...
Sure, you could hit up Target and purchase a large bag filled with cookie cutter ribbons and bows, but why not adorn your next special gift with something a bit more, well, special? In this beginner origami tutorial, you'll learn how to craft a green ribbon banner that can be used to top anything from gift boxes to gift bags.
Being busted for re-gifting is like getting nabbed by the IRS—you’re not sorry you did it, you’re just sorry you got caught. Don’t let that happen. Learn how to re-gift without getting caught.
Plant gift baskets are a great way to show you care about someone. Learn how to make plant gift baskets with tips from a florist in this free gift basket decorating video series.
Refresh and relax with a soothing lavender-scented spa pillow! In this DIY sewing project, Melissa shows you how to make this super easy gift (or make it for yourself, you deserve it). Watch this how to video and you will be taking it easy with these lovely scented pillows in no time.
This beautiful geometric box, which reminds us of midcentury abstract expressionist paintings, is a wonderful handmade way to showcase a Valentine's Day gift for your sweetheart.
With Christmas just around the corner, it's prime time to start thinking about what gifts you're going to get, as well as how to wrap them. Even a fancy schmancy iPad isn't going to look all that appealing if haphazardly wrapped in 5-year-old Rudolph wrapping paper, right?
This video shows you how to make an origami gift box. This is an excellent video, where it takes you step by step on everything you need to know to create this great little gem perfect for jewelery, or just a simple surprise for any holiday. It may take you a few tries since the art of origami is a difficult one to master but with this video and some practice, you'll be hand making oragmi gift boxes all the time.
In Zynga's uber popular web game Farmville, you really do receive as much as you give out. Being a good neighbor to your cyber friends means you score lots of loot - via Farmville "gifts" - but you gotta send a few, too.
Give sweets to your sweet in the prettiest way possible by crafting this Valentine's Day gift box. While this particular gift box is intended for storing Hershey Marshmallows, it can also hold a small gift or chocolates.
While this ornament gift card holder is indeed intended for Christmas gift giving, it can be easily modified into an egg or heart shape for Easter and Valentine's Day, respectively.
This will also work for any square or book shaped gift you have this year! A professional gift wrapper shows you the best way to neatly and professional gift wrap a book - all you need is the paper, some scissors and tape!
You don't have to spend a fortune on expensive gift wrapping when the means to make them yourself are right at home! This tutorial shows you how to take a collection of old envelopes and recycle them into fun and cute gift bags for small holiday gifts.
Whether they're your own children or a niece, godson or grandchild, this gift guide is perfect for figuring out what to give the kids on your gift list. Every gift is innovative, eco-friendly and facilitates talking between children and parents.
How to wrap presents like a pro. Watch this video to learn how to flawlessly wrap gifts this Christmas. All you need is a gift, scissors, wrapping paper and tape. You don't want to be giving gifts that have been wrapped messily this holiday season.
This video crafting tutorial shows a quick and easy way to turn plain take-away containers into decorative gift and storages boxes. Paper take-out boxes are a convenient size for organizing supplies and tools, but this project can multi-task as a reusable gift box. Learn how to transform paper take-out boxes into a storage or gift box by watching this instructional video.
This video tutorial shows how to make an origami gift box with base, lid, and dividers. Learn how to fold this gift box using the traditional Japanese art of origami.
Unique gift baskets are a great way to show friends and family that you care. Get great themed gift basket ideas from an expert in this free video series.
A hand-decorated cake makes any occasion more special. This series has expert Karen Weismen showing you how to decorate a cake like a "gift box".
This is a quick and easy project you can use to make a beautiful, vintage inspired gift tag that you can attach to all your Christmas gifts! All you need is some basic papercrafting supplies in muted tones and your favorite vintage stamps!
Most of us have family who live far away in different states or even different countries. While we'd love to have all our family with us on Christmas, it's much more likely that we'll be giving them a call on Christmas and mailing them some gifts.
Want to make a next-level origami gift box? This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a hexagonal sonobe paper gift box using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, and to get started making your own paper cubes, watch this arts-and-crafts guide.
We adore all the cute little valentines, heart-shaped candies, and heart-embellished gift boxes and gift bags that pop up on shelves around Valentine's Day, but (ironically enough) they lack the heart that makes Valentine's Day presents truly special.
Gift cards are such a life saver. After all, we all have those hard to buy for friends and family for whom only something they pick out by hand will do. But how do you package a gift card to look like an actual gift?
You've got a great gift for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day. Awesome. Now, how are you going to present that lovely gift of yours? Wrapping paper? Cardboard box? Decorative bag? If any of those things are your answer—you're not trying hard enough.