To dress these rather plain CD boxes I recently bought, I've made some pretty little frills and bows using pages torn from an old paperback.
Fairly straightforward, the hardest part was convincing myself that it was okay to pull apart a book, even though it would never be read again and was a great way to repurpose.
The idea for the bows came from the recent pom-poms I made using tissue paper.
Stacking six pages together and folding in a concertina fashion, the pages are then held in position by a small piece of floral wire.
Gently tease apart to create a half pom-pom, creating a lovely little bow for on top of your parcels.
The doilie type frills are even simpler.
Cut a circular shape out of paper
Fold three times
Cut shapes from the top and sides
hole punches create an effective pattern
open flat, then gently press with your iron to remove creases.
The boxes are to house the learn to sew cards I made earlier this year. Each box will contain one card and a threaded plastic needle, tiny Christmas gifts for Poppy's besties at school.