For last minute gifts, or DIY gift ideas, here’s a craft idea the whole family can do. Valentine’s Day is coming up and Mother’s Day will be here soon.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to give a heartfelt gift. Since everyone can use organization tools and supplies, these boxes are a great gift idea. These DIY decorated gift boxes help Dad or Mom organize, but they are also sentimental too. You can fill these boxes with goodies and use your homemade box as a gift box.
Fun Gift Making Craft – Personalized Decorated Boxes for Valentines’ Day and more
All you need is a plain box, some paints, and Modge Podge (Amazon).
How to make a decorated gift box
1. Gather Your Supplies
- Plain box – I prefer wood/cardboard, but you could try some other materials. Michael’s and Hobby Lobby have a good assortment.
- Acrylic paints
- paint brushes
- decorations such as photos, stencils, tissue paper, pressed flowers, ticket stubs, etc.
- Modge Podge
2. Paint your box with the acrylic paints and add decorations using Modge Podge as an adherent. Get creative. Find sentimental photos, ticket stubs, flowers from the yard – anything that would be meaningful to the recipient.
3. Once your box is decorated coat with Modge Podge to seal.
4. Let it dry.
It’s that easy.
Then, you can fill your box with all kinds of goodies such as snacks, gadgets, gift cards, and more.
Examples of finished products
Here are some examples of creations I have given my husband over the years.
He’s a big Pittsburgh Steelers fan so I made a Steeler’s gift box for him.
This box was part of an anniversary present.
If you would like to buy your supplies online then here’s what I recommend on Amazon.