One simple brown craft box is made over three ways.
#1. French Laundry Ribbon- (top) Laundry ribbon initially was used to monogram a person’s clothing or linens. Here the ribbon adds a nice personal touch for the recipient. The final flourish- tuck in some nandina berries and leaves.
#2. Embroidered Lid-(middle) Use a pencil to lightly draw out a letter or other design. Then take a yarn needle and thimble (this helps to push the needle through) and begin making holes. Erase pencil lines. Thread needle and do a back stitch.
#3. Pearl Shell Buckle- (bottom) Slip wide ribbon under and over the buckle’s center part. Fasten ends underneath box with clear tape. Cut any extra ribbon that shows.
(Photos- Martha Browne)