Although the instructions on making a paper/origami gift box look a bit long and complicated, it is faster to make a box then to read them – I think!
Mitsy from ArtMind, who regularly posts tutorials (check the toolbar on the right), posted a link to a blog where I first saw them and it seems never bookmarked the link, but I have found quite a few other on-line places, the above one among others. If you google ‘paper gift box’, you will come across more, even some videos.
I was surprised how fast and easy it is to make a great box for small gifts and got quite excited when I imagined all sorts of papers which could be used: maps, pages from bigger old books, dictionaries, adverts… depending on who is the recipient. Great way to recycle and reuse too.
and all beautifully wrapped in handmade boxes.
Thank you, Mitsy, your package made our day – our week I should say. You are such an isnpiration, not only your clean contemporary ceramic art, but also the way you present it on and off-line!!!
What I really love about receiving handmade is the personal touch and also watching our girls how they admire, touch, comment and ask when a parcel like this comes in the post. It is such a difference to the world of pink sparkly plastic it often falls on them in the shops…