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Friday
Dec132013

THE TWELVE DAYS OF HOLIDAY PACKAGES NO.9

We are now three-fourths of the way through The Twelve Days of Holiday Packages, which means Christmas is right around the corner so I hope you have started thinking about how you will be packaging your gifts. If packages could be related then I would say Package No.9 is the cousin to Package No.8

Continuing with the theme of a neutral box and simple ribbon or twine with a mini embellishment, I painted dots on a small gold jingle bell. A ball stylus embossing tool is the perfect tool for making small dots. Some embossing tools have balls on both ends so you can make two different size dots. I dipped the embossing tool in some acrylic paint and turned the jingle bell into a dotty jingle bell.

I inserted a wooden skewer in the loop of the jingle bell to hold the bell still while painting on it. You can prop the skewer inside a mug to let it dry. I like the subtle white dots on gold, but feel free to paint bright dots for an extra pop of color. 

MATERIALS

1. Wood box

2. Gold jingle bell

3. Ball stylus embossing tool

4. White acrylic paint

5. Ribbon

6. Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Dip ball stylus embossing tool in white acrylic paint and paint dots on the gold jingle bell. Let dry for 1 hour.

2. Wrap ribbon around the wood box to determine length of ribbon. Cut ribbon to desired length.

3. Wrap ribbon around the box and slide gold jingle bell onto the ribbon. Tie ribbon in a bow. Trim ends of ribbon to make them even in length.

TIPS

1. Use acrylic or spray paint and paint the entire jingle bell a bright color.

2. String a dotted jingle bell and a personalized mini ball ornament around a package.

3. Use a paint pen and paint a pattern on the jingle bell.

For more packaging ideas check out Package No.1Package No.2Package No.3Package No.4Package No.5Package No.6Package No.7, and Package No.8.

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