When you’ve found the absolute best gift for a loved one, you want to package it in fancy Christmas gift boxes to make, don’t you? Today I want to show you an easy, yet oh-so-elegant box idea, that’s actually two bags fit together. Yup, you heard me right, two BAGS. I’ll tell you the secret below. But in the meantime, if you like glitz and glamour and sheen and shine, you’re going to flip over this beautiful gift box.
I thought you’d like it. Doesn’t that copper have an absolutely gorgeous shine? The Year of Cheer designer series specialty paper has practically flown off the shelves this year and this piece is one of the reasons why. Not only is it incredibly shiny, it’s got a mix of copper and champagne foil with a lovely texture. The leaves and berries are just slightly debossed so the edges pick up the light. When it’s matched with the copper foil sheets and the ornate stocking, it’s a winning combination.
From cards, to bags, to tags and more, your holiday paper crafts will take on a totally over-the-top elegance. But you’ll want to stock up now since the Year of Cheer paper is being retired 🙁 and will be gone as of January.
Now I told you earlier, this box is actually two bags. Hard to believe, but there are two different bag sizes here made with the gift bag punch board. See what I mean?
The thick Whisper White bag/box stands about 7” high and the smaller copper one is close to 3” high. You make them exactly the same way with the gift bag punch board and then the smaller one fits neatly right over the top to close your box. I tied my silver edged ribbon around the “join” to fancy it up even more. Pretty awesome.
If you haven’t seen the gift bag punch board in action, you might want to take a closer look. In fact, can you tell I created this festive gift bag also with it? It looks totally different doesn’t it? It’s amazing what variety you can build with this unassuming little tool.
Let’s take a closer peek at that tag.
I have a confession. My Christmas Stocking Thinlits dies had been sitting in my cupboard since last October – yeah October 2016. I know that never happens to you, right? But when I stumbled upon the nice pristine package this fall, I knew I had to christen it. I loved them last year when they made their way onto my order – and I still think they’re pretty spectacular a year later.
You have to admit that swirly copper stocking is one heck of a reason to rip that package open. It’s a pretty simple tag really. The stocking, a little bit of copper embossing and a strip of the Year of Cheer washi tape.
Here are a couple tips for your fancy Christmas gift boxes to make:
- Decide how big you need your bottom bag to be first. Then the top should be about 1/3 to 1/2 the size.
- Pick two coordinating patterned papers or one solid cardstock and a patterned paper for extra pizzazz.
- Make sure to use a really strong glue to hold your box. I used Fast Fuse for mine.
- If you pinch the top edges of the bottom bag/box just a little, the smaller top will fit even better.
- Tie your tag to the bigger metallic ribbon with extra lengths of metallic thread. That way you can make double bows which are ultra pretty like I did.
When you’re getting ready to wrap your holiday presents, you will want to have one of these handy dandy gift bag punch boards close by. Whip up a bag, or a box in mere minutes that have extra special personality.
You Can Make It Too
How about a last look at this bee-you-tiful set of boxes.
As the gift giver, you’ll have fun creating with your special person in mind. As the lucky recipient, they’ll know exactly how loved they are. When you take the time for fancy Christmas gift boxes to make this holiday, be prepared for outstanding reviews – they might not even get to what’s inside!