Create presents that pop with these fabulous DIY gift packaging ideas using double-sided, 3D foam, and decorative glitter tapes. Because let's face it: what's on the outside does count!
I often work with white or kraft bases that I can dress up with color or embellishments, so this project was right up my alley! The glitter tapes were perfect accents to my handcrafted gift packaging. I created a small square cardstock gift box, a gift card pouch from a glassine sleeve, and a small gift bag using a standard office envelope.
Project 1: Quick & Easy Box
This 3.5" cardstock box was quick and easy. You can download this simple box construction tutorial for free to get started. I created the base from a piece of turquoise cardstock and the lid from a piece of white.
Assembling the Lid
When I was almost at the point of assembly with the box lid, I trimmed each edge of the lid with X-Press It 1" Decorative Glitter Tape in silver. This fun and functional glitter tape has a beautifully smooth finish with amazing sparkle. It's also easy to apply on cardstock without curling or wrinkling.
Once I had the silver glitter tape attached, I ran the flat box lid through my Big Shot die-cutting machine, using an edging die to give each of the four finished edges a dainty scallop.
The extra effort was quick and easy, and it really dressed up my finished box. I assembled the box using X-Press It's strong, easy-to-apply Double-Sided Tape.
I added ribbon and a tag that I created with stamps and dies from Verve Stamps. The finished dimensions of the box are 3.5"x 3.5"x 2".
Project 2: Bag-A-Lope
The second project in my ensemble is Bag-A-Lope. It is a small gift bag that is made from a single office envelope! You can use this tutorial to make any size envelope into a gift bag. I started with a flat, sealed envelope.
Airbrush The Background
Next create a mask to create your airbrush background. I used the Sweater Weather cutting plate from Taylored Expressions and copy paper to create my mask, and then I used the Sparmax Air Compressor with the Copic ABS3 airbrush system to distribute the aqua blue background over both sides of the envelope.
Then continuing with the bag tutorial, I cut off one of the sides of the envelope, scored the top, bottom and still sealed sides - all at 3/4". I popped the bag into shape, securing the bottom creases and folds with X-Press It Double-Sided Tape.
Adding Tape and a Tag
I used silver X-Press It 1" Decorative Glitter Tape to tape the bag closed. Next I cut a dangle tag from a die-cut, and applied a small piece of glitter tape to a piece of plain white cardstock.
Then I punched a 1/2" circle from the glitter tape/cardstock piece to put behind the open heart window on the tag.
A Touch of Twine
I finished everything off with a piece of coordinating twine. The finished size of this gift bag is 3 ½” tall with a base of 1 ¼” x 2”. Perfect for a gift card or trinket!
Project 3: Glassine Gift Bag
My final project in the trio set is a glassine gift bag, I make these often to give gift cards. I slide the gift card into the glassing bag and surround it with shredded paper to conceal the identity of the gift card. I used the X-Press It's metallic Foil Decorative Tape and Glitter Tape to dress up the envelope before adding a tag. It's that simple!
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