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Make It : Shimtokk Gift Wrap

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Our second Gift Wrap Challenge post comes from Joke Vande Gaer and Sally J Shim of Shimtokk:

We love pretty packages and believe the outside of a package is an extension of the gift itself. We are inspired by simple materials with small details and touches of texture. For this Gift Wrap Challenge we used kraft paper as a neutral base and added texture by stitching on to the paper. Even if you don’t have a sewing machine you can easily achieve a similar look by hand sewing with a needle and thread.

MATERIALS

1.  kraft paper

2.  cotton thread

3.  sewing machine (or needle if hand stitching)

4.  1/8” hole punch

5.  “PULL” tag (get the free printable here)

6.  ribbon

7.  scissors

8.  double-sided adhesive tape

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Cut a piece of kraft paper to the appropriate size. [Our box was 6”x4.5”x0.75” and paper 8”x12”.] Stitch a straight line 1/8” from the edge on one of the short ends.

1 Cut a piece of kraft paper to the appropriate size. [Our box was 6”x4.5”x0.75” and paper 8”x12”.] Stitch a straight line 1/8” from the edge on one of the short ends.

Wrap the kraft paper around the box making sure the stitched end will overlap the other end of the paper. Secure the non-stitched end to the box with adhesive tape.

2 Wrap the kraft paper around the box making sure the stitched end will overlap the other end of the paper. Secure the non-stitched end to the box with adhesive tape.

Apply adhesive tape on the underside of the stitched end leaving a 1.75” inch gap (to slide the tag in) in the middle.

3 Apply adhesive tape on the underside of the stitched end leaving a 1.75” inch gap (to slide the tag in) in the middle.

Secure the stitched end on top of the non-stitched end. Finish by wrapping each end of the box and securing with double-sided adhesive tape.

4 Secure the stitched end on top of the non-stitched end. Finish by wrapping each end of the box and securing with double-sided adhesive tape.

Download the free“PULL” tag printable. Cut out the tag with scissors or X-acto knife. Using a 1/8” hole punch make a hole near the edge of the tag. Cut a piece of ribbon, put it through the hole and knot it.

5 Download the free“PULL” tag printable. Cut out the tag with scissors or X-acto knife. Using a 1/8” hole punch make a hole near the edge of the tag. Cut a piece of ribbon, put it through the hole and knot it.

Insert the tag in the package so the “PULL” side is peeking out.

6 Insert the tag in the package so the “PULL” side is peeking out.

Photographs by Kimi Kolba [www.kimikolbaphoto.com]

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