I'm going to say the C word, Christmas! I keep trying to avoid the fact that its October (nearly November) and Christmas really is just around the corner (seriously, where did the year go?) I'm not looking forward to being cold, wearing layers and dark evenings but I guess the plus side is pretty fairy lights, fireworks and the excitement of presents! One things I would like to focus on more this year is pretty packaging and that's where Fantastic Ribbons come in handy, ribbon is perfect for decorating and they have a fantastic Christmas range.
I opted for this Santa Claus is coming to town and the do not open until 25th December ribbon which are both £2.50 for a 4.0m roll. Both of the ribbons are good quality and I love the designs/font.
I'm hoping to do a few Christmas related crafts with the ribbon over the run up till Christmas, the first one I'm showing you today is using the ribbon with Christmas gift boxes.
To make you will need - Card with Christmas designs, scissors, a ruler, glue or double sided sticky tape, pencil, hole punch.
Firstly I dug out some Christmas related card, the size will depend on what shape box you want to do and paper you have available etc. There are quite a few templates online for boxes, I ended up using this one, since I wanted to do a shaped gift box.
On the paper of your choosing draw out your template and cut. Then once everything is cut out begin bending/sticking everything into place depending on your template. I used a hole punch to put the holes in near the top.
I used the ribbon to tie the box together to close it. Roughly depending on the template you've chosen this project should take around 20 minutes. I plan on using this one for some chocolates or smaller gift items like jewellery.
Let me know what you think and ways you would use the ribbon!
*This item was sent to me to review/use in crafting, all thoughts and opinions are my own.