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3 DIY gift boxes

Published December 8, 2016, by Stina Axelson

Unique little boxes (decorated by you) makes gift-giving even more fun. Whoever receives a gift from you this year will be so impressed when they see a totally unique little creation.

Rather then dressing down your fabulous gift in a mass-produced container, craft your own. Make a gift box that’s sure to be just as memorable as the gift inside it.

DIY Gift Box
DIY Gift boxes

I find the whole idea of buying christmas gifts overwhelming and the fact that the wrapping papers, containers and gift bags are impersonal and most certainly will be tossed out makes me a little upset. That´s why I wanted to share one of my craft obsessions; gift boxes. 

Turn empty containers into gift boxes

Have you noticed the amount of plastic containers you have in your home? I consume loads of a certain beauty product that comes in a round container, perfect for upcycling. We recycle most of our rubbish, but there are a few things I find hard to let go of. For example egg carton, old containers and other possible objects to use for crafting. I like the idea of using what I have at hand before spending money on new, and the fact that you get something worth much more than something store bought, is an idea I really like.

There are a few people around who actually appreciate and realise that hand made is much more valuable than mass produced, even though the odd person tries to compliment you on your skills saying “oh, that’s beautiful, that’s almost as nice as if you would buy it at so-and-so shop on the high street. Thanks.

3 different styles

I haven’t made any tutorials on how to create these boxes, instead I´m hoping that the images will inspire you to create your own. The different boxes are:

  1. Round Decoupage box with gold foil
  2. Origami box. You can find a tutorial here
  3. Mirror box using Cut up DVD records

Tools and material that I found useful and that I tend to use often are:

  • Different kind of papers and tissue paper
  • Acrylic spray paint
  • Mod Podge or other type of craft glue
  • Gold foil (used on the round box)
  • Glue gun (used on the mirror box)

I wrote a post on how to craft the world into a more sustainable place , what are your thoughts on crafts and the environment? I hope that you found this inspiring and that you will create your own boxes. I would love to hear thoughts and comments!

Love Stina

Stina Axelson

Stina Axelson

Always making and creating and fun to hang out with. She finds it hard to follow instructions and keeps a box of treasured papers.