Thursday, March 24, 2011

Geisha Favor Box

Update 3/26/2011: Thank you all for your comments. Here is the improved view of the template (I figured out how to take a better photo of it). For those who would like a PDF file, please e-mail me directly. Get ready for a loooong posting with a bunch of photos! My friend Gene provided the inspiration for this project - it came from a book: "20 to make Mini Gift Boxes by Michelle Powell". I believe she found this book at a Joanne fabric Store..........but mine wouldn't have it since it is quite a small store. This is one of the fabulous projects - lots of trial and lots of error to finally have these results. I made 12 of these girls in a variety of colors. Left Photo: another group photo Right Photo: the Pink Geisha Left Photo: the Lavender Geisha Right Photo: the Red Geisha Left Photo: Back of each Geisha Right Photo: Template is made using (1) 7-1/2 x 7-1/2 Square Washi Paper. Washi paper is used because it is softer and pliable. 65 pound or 80 pound paper will be more "stiff"and hard to fold. Left Photo: after folding all scored lines, project should look like this Right Photo: After folding all dotted lines, fold up to punch a 1/8 or 1/4" hole through 2 layers of Washi Paper Left Photo: Make sure the pleat goes on the inside (see Yellow arrow) in 4 of the sections. Right Photo: After threading a 6" long cut ribbon through punched holes, this would be a good time to place treats inside the pouch Left Photo: Tie ribbon into a bow, leaving (4) "ears" as shown Right Photo: be sure valley pleats are inside toward the center - problematic? add a mini glue dot that will keep it closed. The back should be the bow, the front is in the next photo. Left Photo: Fold down one of the "ears" as shown. Clip off the left "point" aligning it to the fold line. At this time, a mini glue dot can be applied to the back of this section to keep it in place. Right Photo: Make a crease (see Yellow arrow) toward the front - this crease line follows the shape of the front fold. Left Photo: Here's another photo angle to show the crease line. Repeat this step for the left side Right Photo: Both the right and left side should be meeting at the bottom (see Yellow arrow)





Left Photo: Apply adhesive to secure the back "ear (see Yellow arrow)

Right Photo: Bring the "ear" toward the front (see Yellow arrow)


Left Photo: Another view of the back "ear" attached to the right front, clip off excess

Right Photo: Once both sides are attached, pinch and create a fold line (see Yellow arrow)



Left Photo: Here's another view of the underside after pinching......

Right Photo: Here's the Geisha body finished with both sides pinched.............



Stay tuned tomorrow to complete the obi and the Geisha head.....................whew...............

16 comments:

Juliet said...

Too cute!!! You have given me so many wonderful asian inspired ideas. My daughter loves it since she is so into anything asian. I was wondering if you would do the scoring pic as a pdf so that I could download it to actually read where it needs to be scored???? or if you could email me the pic that would be great too!! Again thanks for all the inspiration.
My email address is jules4me@juno.com.

carpediem said...

the geisha boxes are adorable! can't wait to try making a few!

Kátia Cepeda Rodrigues said...

Adoro o seu Blog, suas idéias! Sou do Brasil e venho sempre aqui! Parabéns! Você é uma verdadeira artista com os papéis!

Faith and Dignity said...

OMGosh!! Super, super cute!! I'm always looking for ideas for favors. You are such an inspiration with the oriental ideas and your big heart to share them. Thank you!!

Brenda said...

aw... this is way too adorable! i will definitely need to case this one! thanks for the tutorial!

Terry said...

Patti ~ you are such a marvel...I have a separate file under your name. Not enough days in my week. BUT, one day I shall start with #1 and keep on going.
Like Juliet(I was wondering if you would do the scoring pic as a pdf so that I could download it to actually read where it needs to be scored???? or if you could email me the pic that would be)could you or would you post on your site or e-mail? I LOVE THESE GIRLS!!!

Toots said...

Oh, Patti! They are to die for! I'll have to make one this weekend. Thank you for taking the time to do the tutorial. You're the best!
Aloha,
Toots

Creations by Patti said...

Hi Everyone,

I would be so glad to attach a PDF of the template. Honestly: I don't know how to do that. I do have a scanner so I could scan the template....but then to attach it to the post? Help me and I will provide this to you all.

thanks,
Patti

Jan Castle said...

These are adorable!!! Hope someone tells you how to do the PDF...because I would like to know that too...LOL!
Jan Castle

scrappychica said...

oh my word! this has got to be the most darling paper creation I have seen in a good long time! I'm a huge fan of your blog, love the asian inspired projects but this one just blew me away. I am hoping you'll be able to provide a pdf too, I was given some beautiful asian print papers long ago and would love to make these darling geishas (or at least try)
love love love your blog!

Ineke van den Akker said...

Fantastic!

Bernadine said...

I love ALL your beautiful Asian projects ... you are soooo creative!!

Would you mind posting a larger picture of the template for the Geisha box?

Thanks a million

Anonymous said...

The geisha girls are absolutely adorable beyond words. Thank you so much for sharing.

JanisLU

nana said...

Beautiful project. Being a newbie, I'm not sure I could handle it. I would like to try one...but can't read the pattern. Can you make it a little bit clearer to read. I tried to enlarge it but no luck. I would appreciate it.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Simply amazing and oh so very beautiful! Thanks for sharing all of your techniques.

Karli said...

Patti these are off the chart amazing!!! Sheer fabulosity :) I'm gonna give these girls a go for sure. As always TFS- HUGS