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Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Whether you have a special gift prepared or are sticking with the tried and true box of chocolates, we have a little something to show you that will give your gift a personal touch. This wrapping style gives you a little pocket to insert a heart-shaped card. What better way is there to express your appreciation to a loved one?


VALENTINE'S DAY WRAPPING WITH A BUILT-IN POCKET


What We Used:

1. Cardstock
2. Wrapping paper (width: about 3-4 inches longer than your present; length: enough to wrap around the box once plus 2-3 inches)
3. A square box (for your present)


Step One: Fold the Wrapping Paper

Turn the wrapping paper lengthwise. Fold the wrapping paper from the bottom up 2-3 inches.


Step Two: Make a Pocket

Turn the paper over and fold the bottom in to make two triangles that meet.


Step Three: Wrap Your Present

Turn the wrapping paper back over and you’ll see that you’ve made a pocket. Wrap the box with the pocket on top.


Step Four: Make a Heart-Shaped Card

Fold your cardstock in half and place it on the box. Draw a half heart using the pocket as a guideline. Cut out the heart and now it’s a heart-shaped card!


Step Five: Slip Your Card in the Pocket

Write your card and stick it in the pocket!


WRAPPING UP


Isn't that nifty? It's a great way to store your card, so you're not fumbling for it when you present your gift. We have more Valentine’s Day ideas coming up the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned for those!


Products we used to make these crafts:
Pilot FriXion Colors Erasable Marker - Pink

Pilot FriXion Colors Erasable Marker - Pink

What's Valentine's Day without a little pink ink? We love this marker because it's easy to write with and produces beautiful color. Did we mention that it is erasable?



Pilot FriXion Colors Erasable Marker - Black

Pilot FriXion Colors Erasable Marker - Black

We chose this pen to trace the outline of the half heart shape, precisely because it was erasable. If we weren't happy with the shape of our heart, we could always redo it without skipping a beat!




Idea from “Wrapping Bible” (ISBN978-4-8163-4588-3).




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