Friday, September 28, 2007

craft: cheese box gift wrap

© amy reed

For the last few years, i've been re-purposing Laughing Cow cheese boxes into gift packaging. They're great for wrapping gift cards or jewelry in.
The box always makes a great impression and recipients have fun pulling the string to reveal what's inside.
Here's how to do it yourself...
what you'll need:
  • Laughing Cow cheese box

  • Wrapping paper with a small print/pattern on it (you can use different ones for the top/bottom/side if you'd like!)

  • String (I use red for the holidays) - 18" long

  • clip art or photos to paste atop the wrap

  • glue, scissors, pencil

how to do it:
  1. peel away any unwanted, loose label paper from the box

  2. trace the box twice onto the back of your wrapping paper and cut out the 2 circles (one for the top and one for the bottom)

  3. cut a strip of wrapping paper 7/8" wide x 15" long

  4. glue the circles to the top and bottom of box parts

  5. put your gift into the box (VERY IMPORTANT) and put the top on

  6. put glue on the back of the paper strip

  7. (this part can get a little tricky) wrap the string around the box, adhering the strip of paper as you go. when you're done, the strip will have overlapped onto itself and you'll have a tail of string hanging out (for pulling)

  8. decorate with clip art or photos from your printer

**sometimes I add a little charm to the end of the string, too

happy wrapping!


dailycraft said...

Great idea! I think I have a few mini cheese boxes at home that I might try this with!

Alea said...

my family eats this cheese like crazy. i'm going to start saving them! thank you for the great idea!

Olive said...

Perfect idea just in time for the holidays. I have a ton of these boxes. Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Anonymous said...

Great idea! I use these for gifts too, but I've always painted them as ours our made of wood here in the UK - are those wood, can't tell? Love the paper and the string addition, I bet children would love the charm too.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial!

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