Morex Burlap and Lace Gift Box

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by Morex Design Team

Morex Burlap and Lace Gift Box

The “on-trend” combination of burlap and vintage lace as well as the addition of Morex ribbon, makes this gift box a keepsake treasured by all age groups.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Cut jute to wrap around the box bottom over lapping slightly at joint. Fray check end of ribbon. Ribbon length will depend on your box of choice.
  • 2
    Glue lace around box top rim over lapping slightly at joint. Fray check end of ribbon.
  • 3
    Tea stain the Manila tag for the vintage stressed look. (Tea stain by adding 10 tea bags and 2 to 2-1/2 cup water to your container. When water cools take out tea bags and place in your tags. Let soak in tea for 15 minutes.) For additional details experiment using some ground up instant coffee sprinkled over tags while still wet. Blot, brush off any grinds and let dry.
  • 4
    Make jute leaf points with the Naural ribbon by just folding over end and to make points. Glue or stitch together at bottom. Set aside. The project photo shows three leaves using 3 inch strips.
  • 5
    Cut four, 4 inch strips of lace. Cut ends on a diagonal. Fray check ends. Set aside.
  • 6
    Cut 17, 2 inch pieces of dream ribbon to make Off White dream flowers.
  • 7
    Petals are made almost the same as the leaves. Fold both ends into points.
  • 8
    Loosely stitch end points on back. Pull thread slightly for the little petal shapes. Tie off. Set aside. Repeat till all petals made.
  • 9
    Cut 10, 1-1/2 inch pieces of Macchiato ribbon. Fold both ends into points. Loosely stitch end points on back. Pull thread slightly for the little pedal shapes. Tie off.
  • 10
    Glue all elements to the dried tag in a pleasing arrangement. Note that flower petals are glued, sewn side down and bottom ones first. Repeat gluing petals, forming the flower shapes.
  • 11
    Glue on button and jewel and tie a few pieces of Sandstone raffia to end of tag.
  • 12
    Fill with gift wrap tissue and place your little gift inside!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Morex Mia Lace Ribbon 5/8 inch x 5 yard White 104753261
  • Morex Jute Ribbon 1-1/2 inch x 3 yard Natural 104753295
  • Morex Delight Ribbon 1/2 inch x 6 yard Bridal White 104192801
  • Morex Dream Ribbon 1-1/2 inch x 3 yard Talc White 104753247
  • Morex Raffia Ribbon 100 yard Sandstone 104725092
  • Nicole™ Crafts Paper Mache 4 inch Box Round 104741047
  • Nicole™ Crafts Tissue Paper 20 pc. 20 inch x 30 inch White 104134183 or Nicole™ Crafts Tissue Paper 20 pc. 20 inch x 26 inch Ivory 104127654
  • Aleene's® 4 oz. Original Tacky Glue® 104148018
  • Manila Tag (about 4-3/4 inch long x 2-1/2 inch wide)
  • Your Choice of Button
  • Your Choice of Rhinestone
  • Shallow Container Sized to Fit Manilla Tag (must be able to hold hot liquids)
  • Dark-Colored Tea Bags (10)
  • 2 to 2-1/2 cups Hot Water
  • Fray Check
  • Paper Towel
  • Needle and Thread
  • Scissors