Okay, so I’m currently trying to send out all these presents in the mail that I’ve been meaning to send to family/friends for years now. I figured I might as well do it while I can. For some reason, I can’t ever seem to remember to buy gift boxes that are mail-friendly, so I end up scrounging my closets looking for boxes I can reuse and just redecorate.
Here’s what you need:
- An old checkbook box
- construction paper or cardstock
- washi tape
- baker’s twine
- gifts to wrap up
- 1 paper doily
What to do: (pardon my messy desk)
Step 1: Start with an old checkbook box.
Step 2: With construction paper, wrap up one side of the box to cover it. (Use glue sparingly.)
Step 3: Glue a doily to the side of the box. Decorate with washi tape.
Step 4: Write a special message to the recipient. (I made this particular gift for my cousin who just recently landed a dream job. I wanted to congratulate her and let her know how proud I was. She’s making a huge difference in the world working as a counselor for troubled youth. )
Step 5: Wrap up your gift. (My cousin loves Zebra print anything and also loves to bake. I couldn’t help but buy these!)
Step 6: Insert a cute card to match and write your personalized message to them. I bought these cute mini-cards on sale from Target.
Bam! There you have it!