Friday, May 18, 2012

Free Gift Wrap

So how many birthday parties do your kids get invited to?  We are celebrating three great kiddos this weekend and we can't wait, but with that comes presents and gift wrapping.  I don't know about you, but I feel that the wrapping can be just as important as the gift.  Obviously, kids don't feel this way, but I love wrapping a present.  With three this weekend, though, I didn't want to spend a bunch.  So I purchased the $1.89 boxes from Target and decided to get creative.  A little bit of painters tape and some acrylic paint, both of which I already had...and voila, fun gift boxes.  Below you'll see my little helper in the "box decorating process." 







Now, my lessons learned in this fun little crafting project.  The craft paper boxes tear easily, duh right?  I tried so hard to be gentle, but with my almost five year old helping my mentality became "oh well."  It actually looks pretty cool with the scattered tears and roughed up areas.  In the end, it was a fun project to do with my son and my wrapping was complete with a simple addition of a yarn bow. (I already had that too)

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4 comments:

  1. I found your post at Tatertots and Jello. I love your creativity! I am definitely going to add some of these boxes to my gift wrapping station so the kids can make their gifts to friends that much more personal. Thanks for sharing your idea!

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  2. What a great idea! I totally agree that the gift wrap is just as important as the gift itself- and what a fun way to spice up a gift!! Thank you for sharing!
    Chrissy

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    Robin

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