Anyway, I was at the library a few days ago and I saw this book Paper Fold It by Steve and Megumi Biddle. I took a peek and saw a few projects which could serve as a gift box for my brooches. I usually sell my brooch attached to a piece of card stock. Now that's fine if the customer buys it for herself. But if she wants to gift it, I thought it would be nice to provide a gift box, something that doesn't cost too much. Also, if I were making them myself, they had to be easy to make because for some reason which escapes me, I am just terrible at paper crafts. Hubs is a genius when it comes to paper folding.
This is supposed to look like the sachet on the cover of the book. But I used a craft paper that had the same colour on both sides.
This is another project I tried. The image above is taken off the book. (bet you could tell)
This is what I made. I made the one in green and son did the one in red. I used very thin paper so I'm not sure if this is the best option. If I could get thin but stiff paper, they'll work better.
Oh, you know what's another use for these square boxes? Hubs has an aunt who uses magazine pages to make these boxes, maybe twice the size of mine. She uses these during meals to keep food scraps! My MIL has these as well so it's quite strange during meals to have your own little paper box to keep your bones and stuff you don't want to put in your mouth. Chinese dishes, particularly the meat dishes, aren't always in bite size. So after you're done gnawing away at the chicken/fish/pork, you drop the bone remnants into the box. At my home, we just leave them on our plates.
There are a few other projects I want to try from the book but first, I'd like to get nicer papers. Will need to make a trip to the Paper Market. (it's a very dangerous place in case you haven't been - sure to come out poorer)
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