Make the Gift Box as Special as the Gift

A fabulous gift box can be the finishing glory of any great gift. Without it, the gift is great, but with it, it becomes fabulous. That is the trick of any great hostess or person attending an event. Here are some of the best ideas for this, to make your next gift the best around.

Ideas for Gift Boxes

You might have a great idea of what you want the gift box to look like, but have no idea what to make it from. Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

– Take gift wrapping and create your own personal gift boxes.
– Use fabric and fabric glue to make them really fancy.
– Get really creative and layer things with decoupage to make some neat designs for extra points.

Let Your Imagination Run Wild:

Let your imagination run off in a million directions. Creativity is the way you come up with a fabulous idea for that wow factor in your party or special event. The candy boxes or party favors that your gift in these boxes, will be loved even more when they arrive packaged in a perfect box that is unique. Here are some of those gems to consider. They are all inexpensive and offer a great base for the box that you can cover with the cloth and paper.

– Mason jars
– Shoe boxes
– Egg cartons
– Matchboxes
– Plastic Bottles
– Milk Cartons
– Toilet paper

These simple bases can become one of millions of creative things that will delight the recipient. Think of the audience that you gift these to. You can make a very creative set of party favors easily and cheaply in this way. Here are some other ideas.

1. Take toilet paper rolls and place tissue paper over the end. Use more tissue paper in the end of that before placing a rubber band around the end. This is the head of the ghost. Place tiny candy inside the head of the ghost for your party favors.
2. Decoupage can be used on milk cartons, plastic bottles and egg cartons make hundreds of creative party favor containers.
3. Matchboxes can become some really extravagant gift boxes for those special jewelry gifts when they are covered with cloth or pretty paper.
4. Mason jars are always a favorite container for cookie mix gifts. They can also be used for bath gifts. When chalkboard paint is painted over a circle on one side, then the gift “box” can become part of the gift. The person receiving the gift can erase the label and re-use the mason jar for something else. Consider making a whole new set of these for the kitchen or bath to hold things for fabulous house warming gifts.

These are just some of the ways that you can creatively make a candy boxes that make the gift inside that much better for that special person or party favors at your next big bash.

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Creative Do It Yourself Candy Boxes

DIY candy boxes ideas are perfect for gifting candy, small delicacies, cakes or bonbons. Most people are now leaning towards them because they are inexpensive and you are able to customize the candy box. You perhaps already have the things needed to make the boxes in your home. The DIY bonbon boxes can be made from thin cards or paper and you can easily find templates online that are printable. Here are some guidelines you can use to make a DIY candy box:

1. Using a food box

Using a food box is ideal because the box is already robust enough to protect your treats so that you only have to mainly focus on your decorations. If you are looking to make a candy box, then using a rice box may work best, while cereal boxes may work best for cakes and cookies.

What you need

• A food box
• Colored paper or scrapbook
• A pair of scissors
• Glue
• Decorations (Optional)


• Start by carefully cutting along three edges of the box to create an opening. As stated before, leftover food boxes are already strong and this ensures that your focus is directed to other details such as decorating your sweetie boxes.

• Once you have created an opening, trim your colored paper or scrapbook. To make crisp, clean and straight folds, bend your paper or scrapbook around the ends of a knife. The trimmed paper or scrapbook will cover the sides of your candy box.

• Fit the paper around the box and use gum to fix it around your box. You can cover as much of the box as you want. The good thing about DIY boxes is that they give you complete control when it comes to customization.

• After the paper is fixed to cover your box in line with your preferences, you may choose to further decorate it or not. If you choose to further decorate your box, then you are free to be as creative as possible. You can use magazine or newspaper cutouts and tailor it to fit the recipient of your gift.

2. Origami DIY Candy box

Creating origami DIY candy boxes may involve a bit more technicality than the previous procedure, but it is a fun activity that you can enjoy with your kids.
What you need

• Colored paper
• Decorations

When making a colored paper box, you will need to make a container and a lid to cover the container of your DIY candy box.

Procedure to make the lid:

• Take a square gaging of 20cm on each side

• Fold it lengthwise into four sections of equal measure

• Then fold it breadthwise to get four more sections

• To get flaps in the center, fold the paper from both sides

• Fold the paper again to get two more pleats on the flap

• Flip your paper to get two opening flaps on the other side of your paper

• To make a cross patterned crease on both edges, fold the paper from both corners and reopen those folds.

• To create a twisted wrapper at the ends of your box, fold the corner margins up and outline them
• To make the lid of your candy box, straighten the paper and open it from the outside

• To give your candy box a refined look, shape the ends

Procedure to make the inner part of your candy box:

• To achieve a cross wrinkle across your colored paper, fold your colored it twice at right angles

• Crease the triangles at the edges in and fold all the edges again

• Fold the square again this time matching the lengths and widths

• Open the opposite folds and refold the opposite sides

• Insert the flaps inside the other folds and outline the edges to give them a sharp look

• Cover with the top that you previously made and decorate according to your preferences

Five creative uses for a cardboard box

Today’s world moves at a fast pace and everyone is on the go seeking a more convenient way to live. There’s throw away wrappers, throw away cups and much more. However, a throwaway society produces a lot of waste and the problem of throw away cardboard boxes is a shame because these paper based gems can be used to create amazing things from a child’s craft projects, works of art to even furniture. Seeing the magic in a simple cardboard box doesn’t require much, but an actively engaged and creative mind. So, in the spirit of creativity here’s a rundown of several creative uses for cardboard boxes that you can begin today.

Children’s story theater
What you’ll need:

Small cardboard box
Tissue paper
Crafting paint
Cardboard paper
Story boxes help young children expand their imagination by allowing them to create a 3d story from a favorite children’s book or their own imagination. You’ll need to cut the box using quality scissors and then watch your child’s imagination take flight as they create a 3d story from their mind.

Homemade Treasure box
What you’ll need:

Small cardboard box
Tissue paper or crafting paper
Cardboard cereal box
Crafting paint
Plastic jewels
The imagination is the limit when you create a treasure box with your child. Cut the box into the shape that you need and then paint plus decorate it. Once it’s completed you’ll have created a memory that will last for years to come.

A cardboard box isn’t just for children’s projects, adults can get in on the fun while doing their part to recycle when they create their own cardboard projects. Because 90% percent of deliveries to Western addresses are done with cardboard, you’re sure to have cardboard on hand to create a great cardboard recycle project.

Recycled plant box
What you’ll need:

2 Medium sized cardboard box
Plastic liner
Hole puncher
Favorite plant seeds
Green thumbs are sure to love creating DIY planters that can easily be kept nearby on a window sill or balcony to create a balcony garden.

Storage Totes
What you’ll need:

Medium to Large sized cardboard box
Gold screw bolts
Spray adhesive
Different durable colored fabrics
Stiff belts
Cardboard storage toes are a simple cost effective way to provide extra storage space for magazines, books, and even clothes and they are amazingly simple to make.

Wall art canvases
What you’ll need:

Small to medium shoe box tops
White paint
Acrylic paints
Paint brushes
A plain cardboard box can be turned into a work of art by using a primer and white paint to create blank canvases that can be used to create your own works of art. So, get started today and you might become tomorrow’s next rising artist.

The uses for cardboard whether in its box form, a shoe box top or a large board are endless. Creating great crafting projects using this versatile material can be an exercise in imagination and fun. Because they aren’t simply discarded after use, you’ll also be doing your part to plant the planet. So start today to see cardboard in a different way and you could help create a brighter tomorrow.