Gift Box Idea

My Christmas shopping is done.  My grocery shopping is done.  All the presents I ordered have arrived.  All I have left to do is finishing touches like wrapping the presents and putting them under the tree.  :)  It's a great feeling.

This year my kids have both asked for some expense gifts.  That means they won't have as many presents under the tree.  To make the morning last a little longer and to add a bit of fun, I am sending them on a gift hunt.  The first gift is in the tree.  Inside I will put some candy and a clue.

Can you spot the non-traditional stamp I used on the box?  I want them to open these boxes first, so I used the #1 from Blue Ribbon.

To make it sparkle I sprayed the finished boxes with shimmer mist.  One tip though... either spray the pieces and let them dry before adhering or use more dimensionals than I did to hold it on.  The paper curled where it wasn't attached using dimensionals.  oops.  :)

The great thing about decorating your own boxes is that you can make them any color you want.  Mine are made using my boys' favorite colors.

Tyler's box has the majestic Christmas deer. 

I was having difficulty lining up the ornaments on his antlers, and I didn't want to pull out my stamp-a-majig.  My solution was to take Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details (a red glitter glue) and place a small dot at the top of each ornament.  It helps cover the flaws, and honestly my son will never notice.

Do you have any fun decorating ideas using your creations?  I would love to see them!  Here is a look at our tree.   The envelopes you see in the tree are actually "presents" from grandparents and won't be opened until Christmas.  :)  I thought this was a fun way to have their gift not get lost.  It also drives the kids a bit crazy because they look at it every day.  :)

Hope you are able to take time to enjoy the joyful part of this season and spend time with your loved ones.

Creative Blessings,
Heather North

P.S.  The scallop circle is currently in the clearance rack WSL!!!  If you don't have it and want to make this box before Christmas you could easily cut a square or use the smaller circle and scallop circle.

Christmas Deer Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Christmas Deer

Blue Ribbon Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Blue Ribbon

Kraft Gift Box - by Stampin' Up!
Kraft Gift Box

Snowflake Soiree Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Snowflake Soiree


Lynn McAuley said...

Beautiful work with these fabulous gift boxes, Heather!! I love them on the tree!!

Kristie said...

Great idea, Heather! I will have to try to remember this for future Christmas's. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

Jenna E said...

Love this idea, I will have to pin this for next year. They would also be great for birthday gift boxes