This is from week 11 of my 12 weeks of Christmas emails this year – I thought I'd share it here if you still have some packaging needs for tomorrow!!
I know I can't be the only one that hangs on to the "nice" bags that I sometimes get from stores. This is a heavy duty paper bag with cord handles. I simply covered up the logo with this 3D tree I made, and also covered up the inside logos with a thin strip of designer series paper (hard to see in the picture). The tree is made from 4 squares of the Ski Slope Designer Series Paper, topped with 3 stars punched from metallic gold cardstock. I replaced the cord with the felt ribbon from the Alpine Ribbon Originals.start with your square fold in half, then unfold again
1) Cut 4 squares from your designer series paper – 3"x3", 2.5"x2.5", 2"x2", 1.5"x1.5"
2) Each is folded the same way, and then adhered together to form the tree shape; I used a the flip side of the designer series paper for the trunk.
Step by step shots below for the basic fold…the first steps are basically scoring the paper.
fold in half the other way, unfold fold diagonally, unfold, then fold on
the other diagonal & unfold
fold in half with crease at top poke in the side along crease lines
* if you are using patterned paper, (bring the top fold down so it's vertical)
to make design symmetrical, have the
design run horizontally*
previous step finished repeat on other side
bring the front right fold to the repeat with the other side – DONE!
centre line & crease