I love presents, they are actually one of my 5 love languages. And let’s be real who doesn’t like them? I was the baby girl of my house and I also have two big brothers, so can you guess why is it that I love gifts that much? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a materialist girl at all but I do love little presents here and there. Today, I want to share with you this beautiful DIY Gift Box! It’s so easy to make and if you have kids you can even encourage them to help you! It’s a win win! Right 🙂
What I like about this gift box is that it’s a present by itself! Anyone could use more space, raise your hand if you agree? What I don’t like about wrapping presents is that all that time you put into it, turns into trash in a matter of seconds. I am sorry, but I just have a policy of no packing like that. With this box, once the person opens it she/he can keep it and store something cool in it. And yes, I guess you could buy a new one, but, come on! Where is your crafty spirit?
Are you ready? Let’s ho ahead and get started then!
The materials you need are so simple and you might have them on hand!
- Tissue Paper: Depending on the size of your gift box you will need more. I used about 5-6 sheets 16 1/2 x 24 in. If you don’t have it you can get it in Target or here. Be creative and use your favorite colors! Don’t need to follow the ones I used! Add your personal touch.
- Scissors: If you are doing this project without kids, you can use any kind of scissors. If not make sure you have kids scissors on hand! Most likely is that you have them.
- School Glue: For the glue you are going to mix with water in a 1:1 ratio. I used about 2 Tbsp of glue and 2 of water.
- Box: This is an easy one! Who doesn’t have an empty shoe box in their house? So, go and grab that one you are thinking of, or just any box you have on hand. Note: If I could go back in time and had a white or lighter box I would’ve used that one. In order to cover the black color I had to use more tissue paper.
Cut the tissue paper in small squares for the top of the box, and big squares for the sides and the bottom. The smaller the squares, the more time will take you to complete the project. So if times is what you don’t have just use big squares. Note: Don’t be a perfectionist here! Don’t cut them all in the same size. Just have fun! 😛
What you want to do first is to brush the top of the box with the glue mixture. Then place all the little tissue paper squares. As I said before, have fun and just try to distribute them if you are using different colors.
As you can see, I placed them all, even if there was not enough glue. Then, I just brushed the top of the box again with the glue mixture, and made sure all the squares where nicely coated. Depending on the colors you use, you might have to repeat this step a couple of times. It took me about 2 to 3 coats to get rid of the black color.
Repeat the same thing on the sides of the box.
As you can see here. I used big squares for the sides. You can do that too! Remember, first brush with the glue mixture, then place the tissue paper, and brush it again making sure the paper is well coated and then let it air dry! Or you can use a hair dryer as I did! Why not to speed up the process! Right 🙂
Now, this is my favorite part! Because you get to fill up the box with presents for your loved ones! Give them candy, because, a present isn’t complete without a little sugar in it!
What did you guys think? I hope you like it and have fun doing this little project! I for sure did!
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