#Blogmas day 18 – Jazz up your Christmas box

box 1I know that not everybody is crafty and would prefer to just go out and buy as oppose to sit down for hours and try to figure out what you doing only to mess it up again. Well I’m going to show you how to get that box looking nice using only one piece of material and two tools.

box 2First you will need your Ribbon, glue and scissors and that is it.

box 3Take your box and your ribbon and measure the ribbon across the box. You then decide how far you want your ribbon to end. I tried to do it just on the underside of the inside of the box. Any left over ribbon can be trimmed. Using the UHU glue it is best to let the glue get tacky, to stop it form moving around. Then do the same thing in the opposite direction.

box 4

Then you need to work on the bow. For a video tutorial check out my video here. I show you how to tie the bow to have both of the shiny sides facing the same way.

  1. Create a loop and take the long piece of ribbon and place it over the loop and around the back of the ribbon until the underside is facing you.
  2. Then twist the long piece of the ribbon until the right side is facing you and push it through the loop.
  3. Pull the ribbon through then fix to your desired satisfaction.

NOTE: Just like doing the loop on a shoe lace except you are twisting the ribbon to ensure you have the sides the same. If you are unsure check out my video here.

box 5

For the tips of the ribbon I folded the ribbon in half vertically and cut from the tip down in a diagonal with the point of the scissors facing down. To get the pointed end you cut up with the point of the scisors facing you.

Análaigh

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