Hugs Box Gift Craft

Easy Homemade Gift Idea

Hugs Box Gift Craft
Hugs Box Gift Craft. Lindsay from CA

This unique craft project was shared by a visitor nicknamed Pathfinder. She explains how easy it is to make a special gift that will be treasured for years to come. You may end up making one for everyone you know. You can follow the directions Pathfinder shares to decoupage your gift, or you can simply give a wrapped box.

  • Age Guideline: 5 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 15 minutes (Does not include drying time)

    The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

    Materials Needed:

    • Small Box
    • Tissue Paper
    • White Glue
    • Plain Paper
    • Ribbon
    • Scissors
    • Paint Brush

    Instructions:

    Cut many approximately 2-inch by 2-inch squares from the tissue paper. Cut out plenty because you will be covering the entire box. Place the lid on the box or tape it closed. Once this project is done, you will not be able to open the box.

    Water down the glue by mixing 2 parts of glue to 1 part water. Using decoupage techniques, lightly brush some glue on the box and stick on the tissue paper squares you cut out. You want them to overlap so you do not see the box at all. Work in small sections until the entire box is covered. Set aside to dry.

    Once the box is dry, you can lightly brush over your box with the glue and water mixture to make it more durable and shiny.

    Let it dry completely before moving on to the next step.

    Once dry, tie the box with curly ribbon as you would a wrapped present and attached a gift tag which reads...

    This is a very special gift
    That you can never see
    The reason it's so special is
    It's just for you from me.

    Whenever you are lonely
    Or are ever feeling blue
    You only have to hold this gift
    And know I'm hugging you.

    You never can unwrap it
    Please leave the ribbon tied
    Just hold the box close to your heart
    It's filled with hugs inside.

    While I love the decoupaged box idea, especially since it is not intended for the box to ever be opened, you could also use wrapping paper and tape to wrap an empty box.

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