My daughter, Emilee LOVE getting prizes. At Kindergarten, if they receive a certain number of stickers on their chart, they get to pick something out of the prize box. Emilee is feisty and in “go” mode regularly so unfortunately, she does not make it to the prize box often. Kindergarten has been a transition for her and I notice that on the days that I have a little extra something special for her in the car, she lights up and make her day. So, I had the idea to create a little prize box of our own. If she has a good day at school (and at home) I will let her choose something from the prize box. Right now it’s empty but I’m working on it!
So, what does this have to do with Creative Gift Wrapping? Glad you asked. I made a cute prize box today but while making it I realized that it could totally double as great box to give a gift in.
I started with a plain box that I found in my basement. I really liked this one because it has a lid that comes off.
I wanted the box to open up so I hot glued ribbon to the lid and the box to help keep it together.
I added 2 pieces of ribbon on the back as well so that the lid stays in place.
The next thing I did was hot glue 2 different kinds of ribbon around the sides of the lid. Thankfully I had on hand the perfect sizes and the perfect coordinating colors. Next I mod-podged scrapbook paper to the top of the lid making the lid complete. Here’s my favorite part: I took raffia and wrapped it round and round and round the box itself and hot glued it in several places to secure it.
If you are going to give it as a gift you can tie raffia around it and add a gift tag like I did.