Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Petal Pusher Pockets




Holidays Fit for the King is coming up this weekend! I'm SO excited! This year our committee is wearing petal pushers made by Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy. When I was trying to decide how to give these yummy little goodies to our group I was stumped. How do you wrap this up?
I discovered this tutorial that I really wanted to try, but for the life of me could not figure it out... humph! But just as nap time was coming to an end and the situation was getting drastic... an idea hit!
Let me suggest that you make these with someone around because these are definitely squeal-worthy and you'll want to show them off! Here's the tutorial:

Draw a square the size of the odd shaped gift (mine was a 3 inch square). Locate the middle of the square and draw a big X. The distance from the farthest point of the X to the center of one of the sides of the square should be 1/2 inch larger than the side of the square. The picture below might help:
Grab something with a good arch (I used an embroidery hoop) and draw in the arches.
Here's what the design looks like before you cut it out:
Oh I can't wait to wrap up these beauties!
Trace the template on to double sided card stock then hole punch the tops of the four "petals".Line up the holes in three of the petals and thread a piece of ribbon through.
Put the two ends of the ribbon together then thread them up through the fourth petal's hole. Tie a bow.
Then squeal!

I'll have tons of pictures from HFFK next week... get excited!

Update:
  • Thanks to Aimee over at Homespun Threads for putting together a downloadable PDF for these boxes. You can find it here.
  • The Petal Pockets have been entered in Michael's Handmade Holidays contest. If you'd like to vote for them, please click here. Thanks so much!

23 comments:

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

Very cute! Great idea!

Laurie Anne said...

I wish one of those lovely packages were for me :) x

Savannah said...

This is adorable!! cute wrapping on a gift makes such a big difference :)

Joanne Brown said...

Wow, what a cute box! Thanks for the instructions! Another to-do for my list :) Can't wait to see your pics from HFFK. Our event in on Dec 5 and is still in the planning phase! xx

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Very cool, and I love how you can make them for any size. Thanks so much for this, I'll be linking.

Sandra@threepumpkinslittle.squarespace.com said...

I love these! Thanks for such a versatile gift wrapping option. I'll definitely be doing several over the holidays :)!

Heather said...

perfect! Just what I need for home-made Christmas gifts. Thanks!

Janine said...

Just made one of these little boxes and it turned out perfectly! Thanks for sharing this ... they will make Christmas pressies even more special now!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Love the packaging. I'm pretty convinced that half the gift is the package!

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

very cute idea!

Sarah said...

Joanne, can't wait to hear how your event goes!
Janine, so glad yours turned out. Aren't they fun!?
Laurel, I TOTALLY agree! Wrapping is one of my favorite parts of gift giving!
-Sarah

Carol said...

These are SO cute! Clever way to wrap odd-sized gifts. Have you tried making bigger ones?

The Girl Creative said...

go you! Those are awesome!!! I was trying to figure something out a few weeks ago and searched high and low for a tutorial and came up empty handed. I finally (with my husband's help) managed to figure it out myself and i was so excited too. :) Great job!! :)

Madi said...

Super boxes ;)

Hugs
Madi

HomeSpun Threads said...

I just found your website and I'm in love. I'm going to make a template to download for your box. It's too sweet! I'll be sending people your way to see these darling boxes. I love them! Now, I'm off and browsing! I wish I had more time for blog reading, I feel like I'm missing out on so much! Thanks for being so creative and inspiring!

dana said...

Oh my, I LOVE those little flowers! Gotta make me some of those. :)

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Awesome.

Chelsea said...

These would be great to stack cookies in for little gifts at any holiday! or even for birthday party favors to cookies or a cupcake- love it!

Frostypop101 said...

to ,ake the one you linked to, you tuck the flaps under the one to the right of it! you have to hold the first and second ones in place while you tuck the others, though!

disha said...

awessuuumm :)

FlowerLand said...

Hi! I featured you beautiful tutorial on my blog!

Noa Stukalin said...

Hi!
Great box I love it!
Where can I find the double sided card stock?

Or do you know of a palce that ship to Israel?
(I'm from Israel...:)

Thanks,
Noa.

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