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Let DIY Paper Orchids Decorate Any Package

Materials Needed: Orchid Template, X-Acto Knife, Cutting Mat, Aleene’s Tacky Glue or Glue Dots, Scissors, Ribbon, Gift Box

1. Orchid Template

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Print out the orchid template. The purple orchid template can be found here. The white orchid template can be found here.

2. Cut

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Once printed, use the X-Acto knife and cutting mat to cut out the orchid pieces. Scissors can also be used in place of the X-Acto knife. However, an X-Acto knife can give a cleaner cut and get into small corners. To make the orchid more life-like bend each individual orchid piece; roll all petals towards the middle, as well as the sides of the throat of the orchid, as shown above.

3. Glue

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Using Aleene’s tacky glue or glue dots (similar to double-sided tape), piece the orchid together. Do this by placing a dot of glue, or glue dot, in the center of the three-petal piece and attach the two-petal piece, holding the pieces together for 20 seconds to make sure they stay attached. Finish it off by adding a dot of glue, or glue dot, in the middle of the two-petal piece and attaching the throat of the orchid on top, again holding the pieces together for 20 seconds.

4. Gift

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Once the paper orchids have dried, tie a ribbon around the gift box.

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On the top of the box, arrange the paper orchids before gluing.

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Once the layout of the orchids has been determined, use Aleene’s tacky glue to paste the paper orchids onto the gift box.

5. Give

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No matter what gift you're giving, having it packaged inside your hand-made orchid box will surely make it a gift to remember. You can always add that little something special by incorporating a real mini orchid into the gift, as well.

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