- Container Store 7x7x7" white gift boxes
- Black craft foam sheet with adhesive backing (you could also use adhesive-backed black felt)
- Craft Mat
- Compass (geometry class style)
- X-acto Precision Knife with safety cap
- Satin ribbon
The main task is to make lots of dots to stick onto the gift box (21 dots to be exact). I went through a few iterations before I figured out how to make consistent circles out of the foam. I tried a circle cutter, but it didn't cut small enough circles. I also tried using the compass free-hand, but the resistance of the foam made the compass slip and I ended drawing a bunch of spirals instead of circles.
To make consistent circles, stick the safety cap of the knife in between the legs of the compass. That way the compass can't slip in, but squeeze the compass to make sure it doesn't slip wider. Make sure the knife edge is perpendicular to the compass so it goes straight into the paper. Cut into the back of the paper to keep the black part clean. If the knife doesn't cut all the way through the foam in some parts, keep cutting forward to go around another time. Don't try to go backwards, or you'll snag the foam.
To finish up, just stick the dots on the box in a dice pattern, and tie it up with a bow! I especially like Martha Stewart's perfect bow instructions.