Earlier in December, my mom was inspired by this idea on OhMyCrafts.com. They turned gift boxes into Santa Claus! My mom has been involved in different sorts of crafting over the years but I would say she is new to paper crafting. She prepared as many of the materials she could, then brought everything over to my house and we finished the boxes together.
This project started with a simple white gift box. We used sweater size for most of the presents. The box was wrapped in solid red wrapping paper from Party City. Then is was time to decorate!
The shirt flaps and seam are simply white cardstock, trimmed to the correct size. Most use 2" x 7" for the middle seam. The belt was black vinyl and cut to be 2"x16". The belt buckle is from a layer of the Santa on Winter Frolic, cut at 24". (I used my Gypsy to make it larger, hide the other cuts and get 12 to a 12x12 piece of vinyl.) The silver sparkly vinyl is this from OhMyCrafts.com. The last step was to add embellishments. The holly stickers are Jolee and the black buttons just came from my supply stash.
Here is my mom working diligently on the assembly. See that pink ATG in her hand??? I taught her how to use it because she was going to open one for her Christmas present the next day!! :) :)
Here is the pile of completed presents!
I hope you all had a very wonderful holiday!