Sometimes you just don't feel like gift-wrapping smaller presents, and that's totally fine! In fact, that's great! Today we're going to teach you how to embroider the take-out gift boxes you find in the gift-wrap aisle of your local craft store. It's super easy and a cinch to customize!
- Design template - we've provided you with PDFs to print, make sure to print them on the "actual size" setting.
- 18-24" of each shade of yarn outlined in the template. We used Patons Astra, which has a wide shade range and is 25% off with the code CLASSICS13! (The sale ends February 28, 2013.)
- Cardboard take-out box (found in the gift-wrap aisle of your local craft store)
- Tape - Scotch or painter's
- Darning needle
That's it! This is a great project for small items - put some tissue paper in the box and slide your gift in there. We love to store jewelry, soaps, and small jars of tasty treats inside. You could also embroider a flat piece of cardboard and glue it to a larger gift box for a layered effect! Using this method, you can also trace out your own designs on a piece of paper. Here are some ideas:
- Logo of the giftee's favorite sports team
- Giftee's first initial
- Map of the giftee's home state (maybe with a little heart over their hometown?)
- An impressive moustache
- A particularly photogenic animal - a dachshund, of course!
- Rattle or bassinet for baby showers
What will you be putting in your take-out gift box? Let us know in the comments!