Fall always ushers in the season of gift-giving, and I am always looking for fun little way to package up treats for friends, family, neighbors and teachers this time of year. Today, I’m showing you how to turn simple paper mache boxes into an adorable DIY gift box perfect for packaging up sweet treats and small gifts. There are so many possibilities for the ways these can be used! This easy craft project can be completed in just a half hour or so. Let me show you how it’s done!
Fall DIY Gift Box Supplies:
- 3″ Embossed Darice Paper Mache Box
- Craft Paint and Foam Brush
- Darice Jute Ribbon
- Floral Wire
- Hot glue
- Darice Baker’s Twine
- Darice Acorn Charm
- Coffee Filter
- Candy or other small treats
Paint the outside of the box with the craft paint and foam brush. Allow to dry completely.
Crimp the center with your fingers to form a bow shape, and secure with a section of floral wire, twisting tightly. Trim off any excess wire.
Use a small length of baker’s twine to affix the charm to the bow center. When finished, hot glue the bow to the top center of the DIY gift box top.
To fill, tuck a coffee filter down into the bottom of the DIY gift box. (It is always a good idea to protect food from painted surfaces.)
Fill with the treat of your choice, and you have an easy, thoughtful little gift to surprise a special someone!
With just a few supplies, these boxes are a cinch to put together, and they are not only perfect for edible goodies, but also small gifts like jewelry, or even gift cards.
Prepare for the holiday rush by crafting a few of these gift boxes to have on hand. They will be the perfect way to attractively package up goodies for special recipients all season long!
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Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy Bell has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day at her blog, Positively Splendid, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to recipes, home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create things that matter with their own two hands, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential. Amy is married to her high school sweetheart, and they reside outside Austin, Texas with their four young children and one wily beagle.