Sunday, November 13, 2011

"W" is for Wrapped

Tiny star ornaments wrapped in DIY window boxes.

I made the window boxes using clear acetate.

Challenge: wrap these fragile ornaments for Christmas delivery:

I wanted a window box so you can see the ornament inside:

Solution: cut a hole in the top of a gift box and glue acetate to make window:

Easy and quick solution for the fragile ornaments.

Here's how I made the window boxes:

1. Use 6" x 6" x 4" gift box and clear acetate:

2. Lay box open so top flap is flat.
Mark 1" border around top flap:

3. Cut out square using exacto knife:

4. Cut acetate to fit opening plus 1":
(Acetate piece here measures 5" x 5")

5. Flip top flap of box to wrong side, lay small bead of hot glue and quickly place acetate in opening pressing edges into glue:

6. Use tissue and place ornament in box:

7. Add burlap strips for ribbon and matching letter tag with twine:

Ready for gift giving.

Make your own window boxes to protect those fragile gifts that are too pretty to hide.

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Lesley said...

What a great tutorial! I am not in the market for something like this...but there will be a ton of peeps that will gobble this up!! Awesome and inventive idea!

Myfriendscallmesuzy said...

These are amazing. The boxes and the ornament. What a sweet gift for teachers. I might just have to try both. ;)

melanzana said...

Prekrasni ukrasi i kutijice..
Hvala za tutorial...

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

They are so sweet! I don't know anybody who wouldn't love getting one of these!

I'm planning to make a few of the star wreaths you created for my girls. I know they will love their glittery gifts! I may just have to create a BIG box for storing them.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

These are just beautiful! Great job for making the packaging as pretty as what's inside.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Oh, that's much cuter than Styrofoam!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

How beautiful! Such a lovely way to make a gift even more special. Thanks for the inspiration, I will definitely try this technique.
Cheers, Andrea

Maggie said...

oh my I luv luv this, sending you my address lol.
Would luv for my readers to discover your blog, will you please join our weekly party at
have a great crafting week!

Dale said...

Is there an online source for purchasing the box's? Love your idea and I am anxious to try my hand at making several box's and ornaments!
Thank you!

Its So Very Cheri said...

I featured you in my TOP THAT post


odetoinspiration said...

Love the ornaments.. and love the boxes!! Great presentation!! I want one too! ;P

marissa said...

those turned out great and I adore the ornament! I'd love it if you'd like this up at my link party at

Sugarr2518 said...

What a great way to show them off:)

Sherika Lovett Alston said...

WOW!! Great job and thanks for an awesome tutorial! They are beautiful!

Restoration House Interiors said...

I love this! SO cute! Hope u have had an awesome week! *new follower*


sweet violets said...

OMG....I luv clever and nice pics to follow....luv the box too, what a great idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing....its midnight here and we had our first snow....I'll be up the rest of the night making these!!! hugs...cleo

Amy Gilman and Emily Lee (Sisters of the Wild West) said...

awesome!!! thanks for sharing!!
where did you get your boxes at? we are featuring you!!!

Chris said...

These are so incredible! And a tutorial? Yeah! I hope you don't mind that I tweeted it. Love this!