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Personalise your Christmas presents with these clever and quirky handmade packaging ideas. Packaging concepts by Lines + Angles Photography by Thordis Rüggeberg

Snowman gift cards

You need:

  • white, black, orange cardboard
  • three sizes of circle punches (or three different glasses and a pencil)
  • scissors, glue, puncher
  • ribbon
  • lettering stamps (optional)

How to do it

You will need three circles in different sizes for each snowman, which will be glued them together in a slightly overlapping manner. If you do not have punches, draw around three glasses with different diameters on the white cardboard and cut them out with scissors. The hat is made from the black cardboard, and the orange cardboard can be cut into a small triangle to become the nose. The eyes and buttons can be punched out with an office puncher and glued to the body. Pull the ribbon through a hole in the hat made by a puncher and there you go! Names and wishes can be stamped or written on the belly of the snowman.

Gift tags

You need:

  • brown cardboard (from old packaging), not too thick
  • white buttons in different sizes
  • old book pages
  • black paper
  • scissors, glue, black felt pen
  • cutter, ruler, scissors,
  • puncher, thin ribbon
  • star-punch (optional)

How to do it

First cut the tags in the size you need from the brown cardboard with a cutter and ruler, then cut both the corners on one end of the tag.

For the snowman: glue two white buttons to the cardboard, cut out a black hat and stick it on top. Draw two arms to the left and right with the felt pen. Cut out a few stars from old book pages and decorate the tag with it.

For the Christmas tree: cut a triangle from old book pages. Cut it into several strips and glue them to the cardboard, leave some space in between. Don´t make it too neat, it looks nice if it is a bit topsy turvy. Cut a trunk and a few stars from the black paper, decorate the tree with it. Punch holes at the top end of the tags and pull a ribbon through it.

Giftbox bear

You need:

  • monochrome wrapping paper
  • white paper, black felt pen
  • scissors, glue stick

How to do it

A great idea for cartons and boxes … and it´s so simple! First, wrap the present tightly and neatly in paper. Then cut out two circles from the gift paper, cut them to the middle and roll them into small triangular bags. Glue them together and put them on the left and right corner of the parcel. Now cut out an oval from white paper, and glue it as the “snout” on the front. Use the felt pen to paint the eyes, nose and mouth.

Old tin cans for homemade cookies

You need:

  • tin cans
  • self-adhesive film or self-adhesive office labels
  • pencil, scissors
  • spray paint
  • tissue paper

How to do it

Remove the labels from the cans, being careful of the sharp rim. A strong adhesive tape can be placed around the opening to make it safe. Draw stars on the self-adhesive film, cut them out and stick them on the can. Spray paint the can in a space with good ventilation and an appropriate underlay, then remove the stars after drying. Put the homemade cookies into small clear plastic bags, then wrap them in tissue paper and place in the tins.

Gift bags made from newspaper with paper doilies

You need:

  • old newspaper
  • glue stick
  • paper doilies
  • puncher, ribbon

How to do it

Fold a large piece of newspaper in the middle from top to bottom. Now fold the right and the left sides to the centre so they overlap a little. Glue this overlay together. For the bottom, fold a strip in the width needed from the bottom to the top, open it, fold in the sides so they form a triangle. Fold the upper half down and the bottom part up – again the paper has to overlay a little and is glued together. Use the glue sparingly, so that none runs and sticks to the inside. Your bag is now ready now and can be filled with goodies. Fill the bag, then close it with a paper doily and some ribbon.

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