Cre­ate your own Christ­mas gift box for your loved ones

The present that’s made with love

Central Queensland News - - 2017 CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE -

WHAT you will need:

New or old Christ­mas cards or coloured card­board.

How to make your Christ­mas gift box:

■ Start by cut­ting the Christ­mas card in half along the fold line.

■ Then turn the pic­ture part of the card face down.

■ Us­ing a pen­cil and ruler, rule a straight line from one cor­ner to the other and re­peat so you have an X on the card.

■ Fold one end of the card to the mid­dle of the X and crease.

■ Un­fold. Re­peat with the other end. Un­fold.

■ Fold the side of the card to the mid­dle of the X and crease.

■ Un­fold. Re­peat with the other side. Un­fold.

■ Cut part way along the folded line to make two tabs at each end. (Don’t cut past the over­lap­ping creased line.)

Fold both tabs up and in to­wards each other. Se­cure with tape. ■ Fold the end up and over the tabs and se­cure with tape.

■ Re­peat for the other end. ■ To make the bot­tom of the box, do ex­actly the same EX­CEPT fold the card just past the cen­tre of the X (both ends and sides), so that the bot­tom of the box fits snugly into the top of the box.

Use the box for small gifts or tie rib­bon around it and hang on the Christ­mas tree as a dec­o­ra­tion.

CRAFT TIME: Cre­ate your own Christ­mas boxes to give to your loved ones. ■

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