Gift boxes for all occasions! We made these for Mother’s day but equally they would be lovely as a birthday or Valentine’s day gift! As we were posting one of these to Peakles grandmother it had to be rather lightweight and not too bulky. We used the wrapping paper and the dried paper plates from an earlier project. As always we hate to throw things away so it seemed the perfect time to recycle some of those arts and crafts materials.
So here is how we made them and what we needed.
Two boxes with lids, pva glue, home printed wrapping paper (or use a ‘scribble’ drawing), dried painted paper plates, length of ribbon, a flower embellishment or a sticker, tissue and scissors (adults only)
What we did:
Peakles glued some torn tissue to the top of the box lids to give them a ‘bulky’ look.
Then we added a circle of wrapping paper to the top of the lid, sticking the edges of the paper to the underside of the lid.
Peakles secured the underside of the lid by gluing a circle of cut out wrapping paper to it.
We then folded a painted paper plate in half and I cut out some butterflies for Peakles. We used a pink plate and a green one.
Peakles stuck the butterflies on top of the box lids.
We then chose and measured the ribbon.
We secured them with glue and a flower embellishment.
Finally Peakles added a scrunched up piece of tissue paper to line the gift box and added her ‘jewelled’ ribbon gift. A lovely homemade gift box that I am sure will be cherished by both Grandmothers!