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Gift wrapping and packaging

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Jewelry Box for Semiprecious Candies

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A pile of gemstones in luminous pinks, reds, and corals is a thrill to behold. These turn out to be good to eat as well. Use the same mold to make shiny hard candies (these are cinnamon flavored) and chocolates that can be wrapped in gleaming metallic foil. Tuck them into this handcrafted jewelry box for a special someone, or give them out to your dazzling friends.
Materials
  • Two 3 1/4-by-5 1/4 inch cardboard jewelry boxes with accompanying batting
  • Decorative faux-lizard paper
  • Craft knife
  • Bone folder
  • Ruler
  • Paste-style glue
  • Foam craft brush
  • Red art board (a heavier weight than card stock)
  • Satin fabric
  • Tape
  • Gold banding border and gold paper
  • Gem candies
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Potted Amaryllis Gift Wrap

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Dish Towel Picnic Carrier

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY, Linen
These neat bundles have everything you need for a picnic meal, including a handle to transport them. With a few quick folds and a knot, you can transform a dish towel into a carrier for a sandwich and drink. Once you're at your destination, use the towel as a place mat or napkin.
Materials
  • Kitchen towels,surlatable.com
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Ribbon Tower Gift-Wrap Technique

Steps:4
This ribbon tower "bow" was created using extra bits of gift-wrapping paper -- no ribbons or costly trimmings are necessary!
Materials
  • Four 3 1/2-by-2-inch strips of gift wrap
  • Two 15-by-2-inch strips
  • Two 9-by-2-inch strips
  • Two 5-by-2-inch strips
  • Two 2-by-2-inch strips
  • Four 2 1/2-by-2-inch strip
  • Scissors
  • Tape
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Bejeweled Valentine's Day Box

Steps:4
Dressed in apricot moire fabric and trimmed with satiny cord, a luxurious pink bow, and an array of faux gemstones, this box is no mere vessel. It's a treasure on its own. With a note, a photo, or some sweets tucked inside, it would make the perfect keepsake for Mom or anyone who appreciates a touch of luxury.
Materials
  • Ruler
  • Craft knife
  • Several pieces of mat board (32 by 40 inches), dickblick.com
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Apricot moire fabric, about 1 yard, bandjfabrics.com
  • Decoupage glue, such as Mod Podge
  • Foam craft brush
  • Coral cording on cotton tape, mjtrim.com
  • Wire cutters
  • Grosgrain ribbon, 4 to 5 inches wide, for bow
  • Box Base Template 
  • Lid Template
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Curlicue Bow

Steps:2
Other Ideas:
Christmas details
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Glittered Leaf Gift Toppers

Steps:5
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Photo Gift Tags

Steps:3
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