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« on: January 02, 2009 05:14:00 PM »

For the Harry Potter Holiday Swap (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=280152.msg3193406#msg3193406) I created custom packaging made from cereal boxes and an oatmeal container.  Then I wrapped them, again, in brown shipping paper & string to look authentically from Diagon Alley shops.

This is what's left of the oatmeal container.

Box for the blood quill and box top for hairstick wands from the cereal box:

(It opens like those old McDonald's fruit pie boxes.)

(It has a subtle linen-like finish by painting with acrylic in one direction with stiff bristle brush; letting it dry; painting across it; and then staining it with a slightly darker color.)

You could definitely use faux parchment to wrap gifts.  It's made from regular typing paper or brown paper/sack:

(I used instant coffee and yellow food coloring to stain the parchment.)

The oatmeal container was cut down to fit a "live" (actually knitted) puffskein:

Another really great idea I wanted to create this holiday was to paper mache or decoupage the custom-made boxes using old used wrapping paper/christmas cards, but never had time to.  My mom used to decoupage hobby horses with old tissue and wrapping paper and turn them into carousel horses.  It turns out all wrinkly textured and lovely.

Hope these are inspiring to someone.  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2009 06:22:05 PM »

 Grin Awesome!

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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2009 08:04:16 PM »

awesome! It looks great, and i luv Harry Potter Grin

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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2009 02:11:46 PM »

My nephew would really love these ones, becuase he is an huge Harry Potter fan. Its a really cute idea.
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2009 09:07:33 PM »

I'll be honest here... I'm not a huge Harry Potter fan.  I don't dislike the whole shebang, I'm just not a huge fan.   Cheesy

But these are really great!  You put so much effort and detail into the WRAPPING!  Beautiful!  There's something really intriguing about all of the shop names and everything.  How fun.


« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2009 09:20:32 PM »

I'll be honest here... I'm not a huge Harry Potter fan...

That's why I tell people I'm not a "Harry Potter" fan...

...but I'm definitely a HUGE Hogwarts (and surrounding magical world) fan.  Smiley

Thank you, everyone for the comments.

« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2009 01:21:41 AM »

Amazing Ideas your so crafty!
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2009 09:42:29 AM »

I love this! Especially the parchment paper.
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