Heart box
for many occasions

Self-made presents are very popular for many different occasions. But if it’s supposed to be a purchased present, e. g. Perfume, you can still create a very personal impression with the package. A heart-shaped balloon is an especially perfect fit.

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Heart box for many occasions

Two ideas, one initial form: a heart made of pasteboard.
Self-made presents are very popular for many different occasions. But if it’s supposed to be a purchased present, e. g. Perfume, you can still create a very personal impression with the package. A heart-shaped balloon is an especially perfect fit if you conserve this form additionally with pasteboard and turn it into a shell. We would like to introduce you two different variations on gifts for many occasions, e. g. baptisms, weddings, confirmations, communions, and as a decoration with flair.
 

This is how it works:

 

  • For preparation, first tear newspaper into two finger wide strips, in order to glue the heart balloon with approximately 5 layers of newspaper strips. Now coat the inflated balloon with wall paper paste and glue the newspaper strips on it. Repeat these two steps until you have five layers. The single newspaper strips should be well overlapped. When you have finished gluing the layers, let the balloon dry thoroughly.

 

 

  • When the pasteboard has thoroughly dried, the balloon can be popped with a needle and be pulled out

 

  • Make a line along the middle of the balloon. Cut the pasteboard open along this line with a pair of scissors.

 

  • Cut the colored carton in about 4 cm thick stripes. Glue these stripes to the inside of one half of the heart along the cutting edge. Later the other half of the heart will be set on that edge. This edge gives the object its stability and prevents it from falling apart.

 

 

Variation: Gift

 

  • Color the whole heart from the outside and the inside of the lid with PLAKA varnish white. The varnish will give the heart a beautiful shimmer.
 

 

  • Print out the download template on red carton and cut out the hearts. Later they will serve as decoration for the heart. Therefore write something on the heart with Wonderliner, e. g. „Congratulations to your wedding“ (or baptism, confirmation, communion). Glue the inscribed form to the surface of the heart

 

 

  • Then decorate the heart with the small hearts from the download template. These templates are fixed to the heart with glue as well. Additionally, you can glue some of the boxtree under the printed out hearts.

 

  • Finally, the "actual" present is wrapped into the white tulle and laid into the bottom part of the heart. Close the box and the heart made of pasteboard can be set on the present table, nicely decorated with some white tulle.

 

 

Variation: "Decoration with flair"

  • Color the entire heart on the outside with PLAKA pink.
  • Set the colored heart in a small flower pot. In order to stabilize the heart, you can glue the edges of the heart to the pot.
  • The decoration is really simple, but special. Fill the flower pot with some water. Stick some boxtree twigs and some flowers, in our case the Calla lilies, around the heart into the pot. In the end, the heart gets a special extra decoration: Tie a bow of fine tulle around the heart.