Well today I went and bought a memory card reader so I can access my camera and catch up with my tutorials! Some advent it turned into 🙁 But I wont loose heart. I will slowly be back posting all the missing tutorials so check them out too!!
Wrapping presents can be so fiddly sometimes, you get lumps and bumps and torn paper!
One thing I love to pop presents in to make them all cute are pillow gift boxes, but sometimes these can be expensive, or you can’t find them in festive patterns.
But pillow gift boxes are super easy to make!!
First download this pdf template and holly pattern pillow gift box and print it out on some white card stock.
Cut around the solid outline, and score along the dotted lines.
Add some double sided tape to the tab on the end, and stick the two ends together.
Fold down the scored flaps on each end and add some decorative ribbon and a tag!
Your present will look stunning!! Tomorrow I have some gift tags to match the pillow gift box design!
When I was little I remember making little paper angels with my parents to decorate the Christmas tree with. They are such sweet little things, so I wanted to design a little angel printable for my Christmas tutorial advent.
Download the pdf version of the pattern here. (Please don’t use the image below, it is low resolution so wont print out nicely!)
It makes me sad seeing all the fun Halloween posts in blog land over the last few weeks. So many beautiful costumes made and decorations but in the Netherlands no one really celebrates it.
But we do celebrate St. Martins Day on 11th November!
On St. Martins night kids walk around the neighbourhood with handmade paper lanterns or candles. They knock at your door and sing you a little song about St. Martin in exchange for some candy.
Although St. Martins Day is not celebrated everywhere in the world, I am sharing a little tutorial to make paper lanterns today. You can always use the tutorial to make some lanterns for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
You will need:
Template (download here, includes small and medium template)
Decorating materials, this can be what ever you have on hand, pencils, glitter, stickers, felt etc.
Print off the template onto your coloured card stock and cut around the edge and cut the 4 squares out of the panels. Score along the fold lines to make it easier later on.
If you are making the medium lantern, glue the two pieces together so it looks like the small lantern template and keep some scrap card to make the hanging loop.
Cut your tissue paper into squares big enough to cover the cut out panels and glue them into place on the back side of the lantern.
Turn your lantern over and take your decorating materials and make your lantern look super pretty! You can really use anything to decorate it with.
Once you have finished glue the end tab of the lantern to the other side so you get a square.
Then glue each of the tabs on the top two sections all the way around making the lanterns shape.
Now glue on the little handle strip, or use ribbon if you prefer.
In the Netherlands you can buy little sticks with string on one end and an electric candle attached so you can hang them from the stick to go out and sing with. But you can always leave them on the table with an electric candle inside.
Following on from Yesterdays post of a Halloween treat box, here is a set of matching cupcake wrappers and toppers!
Download the pdf file here, and print on cardstock with no scaling (100%).