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Saturday, June 14, 2008


Valentine Gift Cones

This traditional German craft may look like a big piping bag, but it's a gift cone filled with presents and candies for any special occasion.

Tools and Materials
Valentine cone template
Medium-weight paper
Double-sided tape
Bone folder
Crepe paper
White glue

Valentine Gift Cones How-To
1. Download and print Valentine cone template. Use template to trace shape onto medium-weight paper. Cut out shape.

2. Apply double-sided tape along long, straight side. Starting at tip, roll cutout into a cone shape.

3. Use a bone folder to burnish inside along taped edge.

4. With crepe paper, cut out a rectangle that measures 2 inches longer than the circumference of top of cone and about 4 inches shorter than length of cone. Tack one bottom edge of short side of rectangle with double-sided tape and stick short sides together. Line inside edge of cone with double-sided tape. Press crepe paper sleeve into inside of cone.

5. Embellish by gluing lace around top of cone and Dresdens to the front. Tip: Place a thin rubber band over Dresdens to hold in place until glue dries.

6. Fill cone with small gifts.

7. Tie a ribbon around the crepe paper to close.

Ribbon Holly Gift Boxes

Small presents and stocking stuffers are beautifully bestowed in these festive miniature boxes. Use the boxes to enclose jewelry, candy, or other diminutive gifts.
Tools and Materials
Ribbon Holly Box Template
Card stock
Double-face satin ribbon
Scalloped scissors
Hole punch
Red beads
Ribbon Holly Gift Box How-To
1. Download and print the template onto card stock. Cut out the shape along the outside line. Punch holes where the circles are marked. With the lined side facing up, gently fold the card stock toward you, using the inside lines as a guide. Fold along the lines.
2. Shape the box into the closed position, and make any necessary adjustments. Starting at the bottom, thread the ribbon ends from the inside of the box. Tie in a half-knot. Thread a bead onto the ribbon, finish the knot, and snip the ribbon ends using the scalloped scissors. Carefully close the flaps on one end, place the gift into the box, and fold the other end closed.

Cookie Envelope

Here's one food packaging idea that's truly a clever Good Thing. It's sure to impress all of your guests at your next party or celebration.

Tools and Materials
Tissue paper

Cookie Envelope How-To
1. Cut an 8-by-8-inch square of tissue paper.
2. Fold all four corners around the cookie.
3. Seal with a sticker.
4. You can monogram your stickers using initials, numbers, or phrases.

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