Equal parts giftbox and display piece – customise this store-bought shelf for your next gifting idea.
Gather your supplies:
• Hexagonal shelf unit in white
• Water-based undercoat
• Water-based topcoat paint in white
You’ll also need:
Black-and-white image; box board in white; cutting mat; pencil; craft knife; steel ruler; double-sided tape; staple gun and staples; foam core in black; coloured ribbon
Note: using your computer or printing service, enlarge and print out an image (we used a speedometer). Use glossy stock for a polished look.
To make backing board, place box board on cutting mat. Put hexagonal shelf on top, then trace around unit with pencil. Remove shelf.
Using craft knife alongside steel ruler, cut along marked lines.
Trace shelf shape onto reverse side of black-and-white image and cut out with craft knife along steel ruler on cutting mat.
Apply double-sided tape to 1 face of backing board. Press flat. Peel away protective paper on other side of tape and stick black- and-white image on top. Press flat.
Place backing board on back of hexagonal shelf unit with image facing inwards.
Use staple gun to attach backing board to back of shelf unit.
Put centre shelf in place.
Fill compartments with tissue paper and place gifts inside.
To make lid, repeat Steps 1 and 2 with black foam core. Rest foam core lid on top of shelf unit and tie ribbon around the package – now it’s ready to gift and display!