DIY Holiday Gift Box

I went holiday shopping for over six hours this past weekend and  was only able to check off one person off my list. However, those six hours weren't a total loss, I was able to find myself a winter coat and some cute flats.  And while I might not know what I'm getting everyone for Christmas, I do know how I'll wrap the gifts. Christmas Gift Boxes

The small box measures 4 x 4 inches and the larger box measures 8 x 8 inches.

Materials used: 12x12 Kraft paper or any thick card stock (8x8 for smaller box), Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Holiday paper, Washi Tape, Adhesive, Twine, and your preferred sentiments. For these sentiments, I used the Papertrey Ink Holiday Spirit Sentiments and Countdown Details Stamp Set.

Instructions for the different size boxes should come with your scoring board, but for a clearer explanation, here is a video tutorial.  The rest is up to your creative self!

Christmas Gift

Holly Jolly Christmas

Merry Christmas Washi Tape

Using washi tape around the sides of the box will give it a more decorative and secure hold.  For the embellishment, I used the pine cones I had left over from Thanksgiving. (Michaels and Target has a lot of cute ones for cheap).

Mini Christmas gift box

Merry Christmas Washi Tape

Since these boxes are made of card stock, they should only be used for lightweight gifts such as jewelry, gift cards, homemade caramels, etc.

wrapped in twine

Do I dare go on another shopping expedition? Or should I turn to online shopping?

Happy Falling

Now that I've upgraded from a QuicKutz puncher to a Sizzix Big Shot, I'm going to start building my die cut collection. I went browsing at my beloved local stamp boutique and saw a lot of samples using this treat bag die. These are so versatile; they're the perfect way to gift my salted pumpkin caramels. caramel treats

salted caramels

autumn treats

caramel treats

The pumpkin files.

autumn gift box

Using the Martha Stewart Scoring Board and card stock, I made these 4x4 inch boxes to wrap the candies (although I question how much this box can carry before falling apart on me).  It's always so tacky to use regular scotch tape to tape the box together, so I always use scrapbooking double sided adhesive, but I find that it doesn't really keep the box (or treat bag) intact. This is where washi tape comes to the rescue.

autumn gift box

Happy Falling!