Thursday, February 7, 2019

Bowdabra Valentine's Day Gift Box and Bow

Valentine's Day is almost here and I wanted to re-post this project that I created last year for Bowdabrablog, where I'm on the design team. It's such a fun way to create an easy one of a kind Valentine's Day Gift Box and Bow! 

I love this DIY because it's so simple to make! You can use just about any type of material - cardstock, foam sheets and even clear film sheets printed in your favorite logo or design to make the box, and then fill it with your favorite chocolates or treats! And finally, topped with a lovely handmade Bowdabra bow that uses the bow wire to close everything up! No glues or adhesives involved!

To make, you will need:
12x12 cardstock (template)
9x12 clear film sheet
Scoring bone folder
Hole punch

Begin by scoring a 12"x12" cardstock every four inches around the paper.
Next, cut out the four corner squares. Paper should look like a cross. 

Make a pencil mark on center edge of each of the four remaining box flaps.  I use one of the corner boxes to make a pattern for the arc.

 Draw arch lines from the center to each side (left,right) midway in each box.
And cut out.

Fold up sides on scored lines to make box. Punch holes in corner for closure. 
You can copy, save and print this template if you don't want to make one.

I thought it fun and whimsical to combine hearts and the Bowdabra logo into a design and print out (using a laser printer) on clear film paper. 

Punch holes in each corner edge.

 To make the Bowdabra Bow:
Fold 18" inches of Bowdabra bow wire together and place in the Mini Bowdabra, tucking ends under. 
Fold 30 inches of ribbon in half, crease the center to place in the Mini Bowdabra. 

 To make the first loop, twist and fold the ribbon at the 2 inch mark and press into the Mini Bowdabra.
Next, twist and fold the other side at the same width. Continue twisting and folding to make five loops on each side. 

Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Bow Wand.

While the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra, thread the two loose ends of the bow wire through the loop at the other end, pulling tight and gently removing the bow. Separate the loose ends of the bow wire around to the back and tie in a knot.

Dove tail the ribbon ends by cutting diagonal on the fold to the corner end edge.

To close the box:  Fold the sides of the box flaps up and loosely insert the Bowdabra Bow Wire ends or any type of cording or twine into the holes in each one forming the gift box. 
Add your favorite valentine's treat and tie the wire or twine to close.

This adorable Bowdabra gift box and bow is just the right size for filling with just about any type of valentine treats.  And the best part, you can make one to suite any holiday or occasion!

Happy Valentine's Day!

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