Today’s project is created with Ruby Rock-It’s Carnival Queen collection and a recycled tin.

This is an idea for dressing up gift cards or cash to make the present feel a bit more special. Start by finding a tin or box to use as the base. This one is from Prima and came filled with paper flowers.

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Peel off the labels (Un-do or Goo-Gone are products that can help remove any adhesive residue). Adhere a fabric die cut border around the edge of the lid using iCraft tape.

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Fill in any gaps with stickers or other die cuts.

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Insert a hole through the lid – a paper piercer or thumb tack would work well for this.

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Thread one end of the strings from the paper garland through the hole from the bottom. The idea here is when the lid is removed, the recipient will have a bit of a surprise when the banner starts to unfurl.

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and secure with iCraft tape.

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Lightly crumple a die cut flower and adhere to the iCraft tape.

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Add a few Zots for Bling onto the polka dot die cut flower.

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and sprinkle with glitter.

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It adds a touch of sparkle (that looks much better in real life than in the photo).

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Add the top layer flower with foam squares for a little extra dimension.

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To build the banner, attach a string or twine to the other end of the paper garland.

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Use 1/8″ iCraft to secure the twine to the back of the last flag so the banner looks more cohesive when you pull it out of the box.

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Then add pockets to the twine using iCraft to hold them in place. These are great places to tuck in a small gift,

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such as an iTunes card.

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Use a coordinating sticker to keep the pocket closed.

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Removable Zots are perfect for attaching money, movie tickets, or other items you want to be able to detach from the pockets without damage.

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Strong enough to keep them in place when you pull out the banner, but easy to remove later on.

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When you have finished adding elements to the banner, tuck it back into the tin and put the lid on.

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When the recipient takes off the lid, they will have a fun surprise.

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You could also add photos to the banner – I think that would be a great way to give someone special pictures of a new baby, or graduation, or from another important event.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Supplies:

iCraft Tape 1/2 inch
Zots for Bling
Removable Zots
Mini Tape Runner
Other
Papers and embellishments – Carnival Queen from Ruby Rock-It
Taffy, Cotton Candy Ultra Fine Glitters – WOW! from American Crafts
empty tin or box

 

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1 Comment on Birthday Banner in a Box

  1. Maria Urena
    April 4, 2013 at 5:53 am (10 years ago)

    Both.