Father’s Day is just around the corner, and it is the perfect excuse to honor the men in our lives.
I have already purchased my gift for my husband, and I am fairly confident that he will not be reading this post (on a craft site!), so I wanted to share it with you, in case you are in need of an idea. Men can be difficult to buy for!
My husband is getting a punch card to the local driving range.
Since he usually takes the kids with him to hit a couple baskets of golf balls, this gift should also be a gift for me–a couple hours with no kids? Yes, please.
I wanted to package his (kinda boring) gift card up in a cute way, so this is what he is getting:
- Darice White Kraft Paper Bag
- Kraft Tag
- White Buttons
- Core’dinations Sand-it Gadget
- Glue Dots
My gift bag is a smaller size (perfect for any gift card), but this project could easily be duplicated on a larger scale, with modification to the size of the bow.
The first thing you will do is fold your gift bag down at the top about 1 to 1 1/2″.
Using scissors, cut the folded portion of the bag in on an angle towards your center cutting mark.
Cut a strip of cardstock 1″ wide by 6″ long.
Cut another strip 1/2″ wide by 2″ long.
Sand both sections of paper.
Using a pen to roll cardstock gives you a curved edge, instead of a sharp edge. Cardstock tends to fold rather than curl since it is a heavy paper. Using the pen trick allows you to manipulate it better. I use this trick often to curl petals on cardstock flowers.
Your strip should look like this:
Then, take the smaller strip of cardstock, and wrap it around the center of the bow, using glue dots to secure the strip.
You will want to fix the cardstock edges if they flatten slightly when cut. Just insert the pen into the loop, and lift it back up.
Add some shirt buttons, and personalize your gift with a tag.
That’s it! A “tie”-riffically masculine packaging for any gift.
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).