Paper Gift Boxes with Valerie

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Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose: Come along and learn to make cute gift boxes from all sorts of paper through some simple folding techniques. 

You’ll certainly have time to make a small collection during the class, using beautiful and nostalgic paper from Valerie’s own collection. Maybe you’re a bit similar and have collected old books of sheet music, band posters, maps, even pamphlets from a sentimental holiday! These could all be repurposed into useful gift boxes (or keepsake boxes).

Valerie is on a mission to reduce waste, and repurpose everyday materials around us. As such, she’s never having to buy wrapping paper or gift bags, but has a neat method for turning collected paper into cute gifts boxes of all sizes. 

This is a lovely way to add a personal touch to your gift giving, or a fun way to organise your desk of all those odd bits a pieces!

A great variety of vintage paper and instruction provided, just come and have some fun! Do think about how to transfer your boxes home safely, and bring along a reusable shopping bag if needed.

What will we cover?

In this hands-on class you will learn how to fold gift boxes from everyday paper – a ratio that works across different sized gift boxes. See what papers and materials work best, and whip up a collection in class.


      • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
      • Gender Neutral Bathrooms
      • Discounted Early Bird tickets
      • Quiet Spaces
      • Free Ticket for First Nation Attendees
      • Auslan Interpreter (Upon Request)

      Who will be teaching? 

      Valerie (she/her) is a passionate crafter and rag rug maker. 

      Her mission is to make use of fabric scraps and re-purpose fabric to avoid fabric going to landfill. 

      Valerie uses a number of rag rug techniques including Amish knot and crochet.

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