Saturday, December 15, 2012
Wrapped gift boxes
My apologies if this post is overly simplistic. I thought this was standard practice, but while explaining this method to a lighting designer friend and a production manager, they were both fascinated so I figured it was worth a blog post.
There are moments when gifts onstage need to be actually wrapped in paper that can be torn off, in which case, the run crew or stage management will need to do the wrapping, but please be considerate and pre-cut plenty of the correct sized pieces for them to use.
In many other cases you just need a beautiful box that can be opened easily. You can individually wrap the top and the bottom of the box, or i this case, I bought nice heavy gift boxes at Menards and added ribbon to each one.
First I wrapped some ribbon around the lid of the box
and glued the end on the inside
I repeated the technique in the other direction
and then glued a bow on top to finish it off
I made each of the five boxes I needed slightly differently, and I was really pleased with how they turned out.