Tuesday, September 30, 2014

DIY Pizza Gift Box

Ha ha!  I bet you saw the words pizza and gift box and thought... what is Leslie up to this time?  Is she wrapping things in used pizza boxes?  Eeeeh no.  (Although, I would probably wrap things in new boxes.... ooh, good idea... wait.. focus, focus!)  Here's what today's post is going to be about:

DIY Pizza Gift Box

DIY Pizza Gift Box Container from an old envelope

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Isn't it cute?  Chuck took an extra long nap this weekend so I had time to try out a cool craft inspired by one found in this book.  It's a small gift box that looks like a pizza!  Now you can make your very own unique packaging to match your cool gift.  And bonus- it's made from a used envelope. Yessirree my crafty friend,  this craft has it all. It's cute and good for the environment too.

Let's get started!

Materials Needed to Make a DIY Pizza Gift Box

  • Envelope (I got a used one from the office)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Eraser  (Make sure to use a good one!  Mine was not so good...and well... you'll see what happened..)
  • Ruler
  • Paper (I used this kind because it's thin and has lovely colors, but you could also just use markers too!)
  • Glue stick
  • Hole Puncher
  • Ribbon (I used this kind that was leftover from Chuck's birthday balloons)
  • Tissue Paper

Let's get making!

how to make a DIY gift pizza box

1.  Fold your large envelope like the photo.

2.  Measure out and mark the same length (I chose 6 inches) on both sides of the envelope and draw a straight line across.  (Note:  Mark your envelope lightly.  I marked mine a bit too heavily and then used a bad eraser to remove the line later...which left a smudge.  Boo.  So moral of the story- mark lightly and use a good eraser.)

3.  (This step is hard to explain, but the photo should help.)  Measure another longer line exactly between both sides.  Draw a point there.  Then, trace out a triangle on top of your previously marked line.  Cut on the triangle's sides.  (The top triangle will help to close your pizza box.)

4.  Now it's time to decorate all four sides of your container!  Trace your pizza box onto a piece of paper to make the cheese.  Cut out 4 identical "pieces of cheese."  

how to decorate your diy pizza gift container box

5.  Use your glue stick to glue your "cheese" onto all four sides of your gift box.  Make sure to get all those corners down! (Note: If you're doing this with younger children, you could just opt out of gluing and use markers to decorate the container instead.)

6.  Cut out additional toppings and glue those on.  (Yum, pepperoni!)

7.  Punch holes in the top corners of your box. Then, open the box up, pop in your gift, fill the box with tissue paper, and tie everything together.

Om nom nom.  I want to eat this pizza package.

make a diy pizza gift container box

Tres cute and unique, right?  I think any person would be delighted to receive this cheesy gift!  

DIY Gift Box that looks like a pizza!  #pizza

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Happy making!