Wednesday, August 27, 2014

DIY gift boxes perfect for any occasion

I love receiving handmade anything because the thought and time behind that creation is a thousand times more meaningful than store bought. I love when greeting cards, gift bags/boxes, wrapping paper, and any part of the gift is personalized and better yet, handmade! 
How awesome would it be to give or receive a fun little handmade gift box!!

Want to learn how to make a small gift box for any special or just because occasion!
This DIY paper bag is perfect for a: 
- small birthday gift
- gift card
- money
- jewelry box
- goody bags for children & adults
- treat bags for welcoming or say good-bye to students
- place setting goody bags >perfect for saying welcome or thank you
- or any other small gift for any occasion
These are just some fun ideas

Please be advised that this is an extremely detailed DIY gift box tutorial. 
It has a picture for every step and it looks like there is a lot going on, but once you get the hang of things, you'll be making little cute boxes for all your little gifts! If you have any questions about any of the steps or any part of the project, please let me know.

One more thought, you can always make this a bigger box using bigger paper& adjusting the measurements, but the concept is still the same!

All materials are listen above.
Small details: 
- I used 8.5 by 11 cardstock paper
- I used the ruler from my paper cutter because it's easier to score the lines, but if you don't have a paper cutter you can use a ruler.
- I used a bone folder to crease all the lines, but you can use your thumb laying on the nail side to crease, or anything that will crease.

Hopefully you made it all the way and you have yourself a cute little gift box!
I love seeing DIY projects, so if you want to try this DIY or have any others you want to share, please do so! Just leave the link to your DIY, so I can go see it!

Happy Crafting & Thanks for stopping by :)

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Weekend Recap 8/18

Happy Monday Friends!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! My weekend was super busy but also very productive. I had the opportunity to drive back home this weekend to visit my family and grandmother. It's always great when we get a chance to go back home and then Sunday comes and I don't want to come back. 

Home Sweet Home
My high this weekend was being able to visit my family and spending quality time with my grandmother. My low was that my grandmother isn't doing well and it was heartbreaking to see her so fragile and sick, I'm praying that she heals soon.

After a few hours on the road 
After a few hours on the road this is how Riley looks. He lays and looks at us like, "are we there yet?" He's very patient and that's probably because he knows that our long trips mean he get's to see grandma and the other doggies. He loves our second home just as much as we do.

Blogging is slow
I feel like my blogging has been on a slow train and it'll probably be a little slow for the next few weeks. My schedule has been so hectic and whenever I have free time, all I want to do is spent time with the Mr. or sleep. My body needs to adjust and I know once it does my blogging will get on the normal track, hopefully!

How has your blogging been lately?

1 Wish:
"It's easier said than done" I wish it was easy to do both and not just one part.

Random Fact:
- I love chocolate bars with any kind of nuts. 
- Snickers is one of my favorite chocolates.

How was your weekend?
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by :)

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