In the big November 2012 purge of things we don't need cluttering up our house, a few small jewelry boxes were discarded. My first thought was to try alter these, but really the only thing worth saving in one was the cotton pad lining the box.
I decided to make a new box that would fit the cotton pad, so pulled out a piece of heavyweight white cardstock, red double sided adhesive tape & my score tool.
I quickly made a simple 8x2x1" box and cut & scored the lid 1/4" bigger and only 1/2" deep. Before putting together the lid, I decided to use three of the ribbons from RRR's Christmas Diamond Satin Ribbon Assortment to create a woven design on the box lid.
I finished one end of the lid and didn't even measure or cut the ribbons to start. Using the adhesive tape, I adhered the end of the ribbon under the lid and then again on the outside of the lid.
Finding the center of the long side of the box, I repeated the same method of anchoring my ribbon, adding a piece to alternating sides, until 7 short pieces of ribbon were lined up. Again, I could see how much of each piece was needed and trimmed the lengths as I went along.
Once the ribbon was anchored at one end, it is easy to weave the pieces. A length of adhesive at each end keeps the long ribbon pieces from moving and is all that's needed to keep the woven piece in place.
I finish anchoring the ribbon in place the same way I started, taping it on both the outside and inside of the lid.
For a little extra decoration, I formed a bow with a couple loops of ribbon scrunched together with a red bakers twine. A few bells are attached and a piece of the green ribbon is layered underneath.
This is a perfect little gift box for a piece of jewelry, chocolates or other small treat!
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