Advice 1: How to pack a book in your hands

The book that is selected in the gift imposes rather high requirements. As a rule, it's a solid and often exclusive edition with high-quality design and illustrations. After all, nobody would think of giving in this festive day not easy reading a paperback. That is why this book requires a beautiful and unusual packaging.
How to pack a book in your hands


When you need to pack a book, the first thing that comes to mind, wrap it in wrapping paper. But this option will not allow a long time to keep a secret about the content already to touch clear what's inside. Therefore it is better to choose a cardboard box the right size and pasted it in beautiful paper. It is best suited for this purpose packaging puzzles. So the book is not moved inside, can be put together with artificial flower petals or strips of colored corrugated paper. You can pick up a few boxes of different size, paste over each and fold them into each other on the principle of nesting dolls, adding faux candy, confetti or new year's sparkling rain.


To make the gift look nice, just find a suitable piece of fabric, wrap him in a book and tie with ribbon. However, you can make a truly original design using the technique of furoshiki. As you might guess, it was invented in Japan and in many ways similar to the art of paper sculpture origami. The essence of furoshiki is as follows: the subject is placed in the center of the cloth, its edges rise and are formed in symmetrical folds from the edges to the center. The ends of the material peretyagivaet in flagella, in a special way are stacked to form a heart, a bow or butterfly, and sometimes a pen. The gift becomes similar to a normal knot, it looks very beautiful and elegant.

Not just paper

If there is no time in wrapping boxes and the formation of folds on the fabric, you can just wrap the book, but not in paper, and in something less banal. As such a material can be anything: a newspaper in a foreign language, political map of the world, playbill or a poster of their favorite star. Such a gift can be decorated with flowers.

Royal gift

Giving a gift can be beat with a truly Royal scale. This is on thin paper to draw the arms or simplified image, carefully singe the edges and "wear out" with the help of strong tea. This parchment is necessary to carefully wrap the book and then seal with wax or real wax. The next layer can be a red velvet or gold brocade. After this the parcel will need to put in a beautiful casket of wood or metal. Similarly, it is possible to arrange a gift in the pirate style with the treasure chest, half-erased map of treasures and gold coins made of chocolate.

Advice 2: How to make your own hands dolls

Matreshka – traditional Russian doll, which has long been associated with the Russian folk crafts, and dolls on any taste can be found today in any souvenir shop. You can make the doll your own hands – this toy will be especially valuable for you, and you will be able to make an unusual and original gift to friends and family. To make the doll manually, several techniques.
How to make your own hands dolls
If you decided to sculpt a doll out of clay, take the clay sculpture and a specially made cardboard template with which you will get smooth sides matryoshka. The pottery is set on the Potter's wheel, put the blank cardboard template and begin to rotate the circle. Thus, the irregularities smoothed out by the template, and you will only have to fill the extra hole in the clay.
Similarly, you can make a matryoshka of simple or sculptural clay. For ease of painting the finished dolls use talc or starch. Apply the powder for a clay or clay, and then cover the doll with latex paint. On top of latex paint, apply painted with acrylic.
Also the doll can be made in papier-mache. Take a soft paper – newspaper or packing, and Narva into small pieces. Then take the object, reminiscent of a matryoshka – a vase or a jug and start to form a paste over the pieces of paper, greasing them with white glue. Apply a few layers of paper, each layer promazyvaya glue. Wait until the glue dries, then gently remove the papier mache from the mold. To simplify the task you can cut the billet into two pieces, and then glue them. Flatten the surface of the nesting dolls putty and Prime it and then sand with fine sandpaper.
Another way to make the doll is to make it in a glass jar. Take a glass jar of a suitable size and then close it with a lid. Round canister shape from the clay sides and the head dolls, then dolapite its shape in the above-described technique of papier-mache. Grease the molds for dolls vaseline to the finished dried paper was well behind the form. Cover the finished matryoshka lacquer.
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