Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Russian Doll Pockets Print-and-Cut

I am re-posting a favourite blogpost as a lockdown craft for your kids. 

Here are the print-and-cut Russian Dolls:


The how-tos are printed on the page. 

Enjoy - and stay safe!

Thursday, 12 March 2020

Gingham Gift Bag

Here's a cheerful mini gift bag you can make in a jiffy. It is an open-ended pillow box - all-in-one construction. There's a gift tag, too. Spring-y and cheerful - just what is needed.

Here is your free print-and-cut design:


The design inspiration for the gingham print came from Digital Textile Design, by Melanie Bowles and Ceri Isaac. 

To make the bag: print, score the fold lines, cut out the bag. Fold the creases, giving special care to the marquise-shaped base. Glue the sides and you are good to go!

Monday, 2 March 2020

Flower Motif Woven Pillow Box

Here's a sweet re-usable pillow box. There's a woven design on the front  - a simple flower. A gift tag is included, too.

Here's your free print-and-cut design:

To make the pillow box:

1 Print the design on photocopier card.

2 Cut on the red lines, score the curved lines.

3 Weave the front of the box: starting from the lefthand side, light pink piece underneath -  weave first strip under over under; weave the middle strip over under over; weave the righthand strip under over under. True up the strips, then tape on the wrong side with magic tape to secure. 

4 Score and fold the top and bottom margins on the woven pillow box piece. Glue a marquise shape onto either side of the front, matching edges.

5 Glue front to back of pillow box. 

Fold in the sides to plump up the pillow box.

You can add a ribbon handle for a mini-purse look.

Happy paper weaving!