Friday, 23 October 2015

Bottle Gift Box for Homemade Blackberry and Apple Gin, Video Tutorial - Handmade Christmas Idea

Bottle Gift Box Tutorial for Homemade Blackberry and Apple Gin

Today is the start of a new series of projects I am going to be sharing in the run up to Christmas - I even make an on camera debut in the video!

Every year I make lots of goodies to give as presents over the Christmas period and over the next few months I am going to be sharing a lot of these with you. 

One of my biggest hits is Apple and Blackberry Gin. It is sweet and warming but the green apple gives it a wonderful freshness. 

It is great sipped neat or lengthened with tonic or lemonade.

It does take about 4 weeks to develop though so you do need to plan a little ahead - I will share the recipe with you all tomorrow. 

I love the way crafting can collide with my other passion of cooking to make these home made gifts extra special. 

I designed these gift boxes with my homemade gin in mind but they work work perfectly for gifting any bottle or anything long and thin for that matter - such as a candle. 

The lovely large snow flake pattern comes from the Holly Jolly Greeting's stamp set. I have started by stamping all over the card stock before scoring. One version is Night of Navy stamped on Smoky Slate, the other is Gold heat embossed on Real Red - that looks amazing in real life, you'll see in the video, the photo really doesn't do it justice


The box reminds me of a miner's lamp - we did visit an old copper mine while we were on holiday in Italy, so maybe that is where the inspiration some from? What do you think?

Hope you enjoy the video and are inspired to give it a go yourself.

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Base Card Stock:
8 inches by 8 inches
Score at 1, 2, 3, 3-7/8, 4-7/8, 5-7/8, 6-7/8 and 7-3/4 inches.
rotate 90 degrees and score at 6-3/4 inch.

Lid Card Stock:
8-14 by 8-1/4 inches
Score at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 inches
rotate 90 degrees and score at 6-3/4 inch.

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  1. Lovely project Caroline - look forward to the recipe tomorrow too! Also lovely to see you "in person!!"

    1. Thank you Nanette - I was so much more nervous appearing fully on screen!

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  3. Hi Caroline, I loved seeing you on camera - not only your hands.
    Lovely box! I'm looking forward to all your other projects and the goodies from your kitchen.
    xo Bea

    1. Thanks Bea - I hope you enjoy the rest of the projects.

  4. Hi there Caroline; just what I was thinking; nice to see you in person!
    I am a big fan of you're video's ! I am making a lot of craft idea's, but I forget to post it on my blog ....
    I made the wine bottle sleeve.

    You asked if we had feedback or idea's.... I'd love to have a pattern for those little coffee bags. You know; coffe for one cup. With powder in it. Latte Macchiato or so..

    1. Glad to hear you enjoy my videos, let me see what I can do about the coffee x x

  5. Lovely to see you in person, now we have a face to go along with all your splendid videos! Beautiful box as usual and am dying to try the Blackberry Apple Gin!

    1. Thanks Sue - glad you enjoyed seeing all of me - I was so nervous but the feedback has been lovely xx

  6. It was nice to put a face to the voice! I truly enjoy all of your videos and projects. Thanks so much for sharing your talents.

  7. Love! Love! Love this!! I have a bottle of wine I am giving to my boss and would love to put it in a box like this. The bottle is approx. 3-1/2" at the bottom and approx. 11-3/4" high. Trying to figure out the dimensions for scoring, but getting a headache! Any suggestions? Thank you in advance and God Bless!