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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

How to Make a Toadstool Gift Box

Above is a toadstool gift box I made primarily out of crepe paper, cardboard, and a toilet paper roll. I used a high quality crepe paper that I purchased from Castle in the Air. If you're ever in Berkeley, CA on 4th street, I highly recommend visiting the store. The best word to describe the place is "enchanting". Directions for the craft below.

Crepe paper (red, off white, moss green)
card board
one TP roll
exacto knife
craft glue
green felt

Cut out a circle of cardboard with a 4" diameter. Cut a slit to the center. Bend to make a cone shape. Glue to hold.

Cut a red crepe paper circle out larger than the cone. Glue to cone, glue excess under cone. Cut out some small off white circles and glue to top.

Cut a red 4 inch diameter circle. Make it just like the cone. Glue to inside of cone (this covers up any rough edges).

Cut a tp ring with a 3/4" height. Cut the ring and re-glue to make the ring slightly smaller. This will serve as the lid. Cut around ring to make prongs (refer to picture). Glue to inside of cone.

Cut a cardboard circle with a 2 3/4" diameter. Glue green crepe paper to the top. Fold the excess under. Glue a green felt circle to the bottom of the cardboard circle. Cover a 2" length tp roll with off white crepe paper. Glue tube to the center of the green circle. Add the lid. Done.


Michelle Frae Cummings said...

I just LOVE stuff like this! thanks for the how to! it goes well with my minature fairy garden line I'm working on for my shop!

Felicia said...

Thats the cutest thing I've seen in a long while :)

Elizabeth Moon said...

That is really cute and seems like something I could manage.

Sandra Evertson said...

Ok, this is Adorable!
So Clever!
Sandra Evertson

Melissa said...

Very Cute! This will look so cute holding up my new business cards. Thanks!

Oiyi said...

That is adorable! Thank you for sharing how you made it.

Ana Salomé said...

Your box is lovely :-) it reminds me a cartoon series I loved as a child...

ZenCrafter said...

This idea is so novel and cleverly executed! I love all things toadstool, and it would be such a hit with my daughter's friends! Thanks for the idea, and the link to the Castle in the Air store. Oh, my!!

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