DIY Father’s Day Gift Box

Time: 20 minutes
Materials: box, paint, brush. scissors, wood tape

DIY Father's Day Gift BoxOkay, so. I found this amazing self adhesive wood tape about a year ago, but haven’t been able to use it in any projects until now. After typing that sentence, it seems that I may or may not be a hoarder of craft supplies. Alright, so I am. But not to worry, it’s allllll a part of the job.

Since Father’s day is next weekend, why not put some extra thought into the outside of his gift as well? It really takes no time at all to customize a cheap gift box. Here’s how I gave mine a makeover:

DIY Father's Day Gift BoxDIY Father's Day Gift BoxPaint the outside of your box and let dry. You can even write a message to your dad on the inside of the lid if you don’t want to get a card. Cut your wood tape into triangles, or whatever shape you prefer. Peel the back off the tape and stick on your box. It really couldn’t get any easier than that!

Fill with colored tissue wrap, confetti, and anything you dad would like!

DIY Father's Day Gift Box

DIY Father's Day Gift Box

DIY Father's Day Gift Box

16 DIY Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

16 DIY Holiday Gift Wrap IdeasSometimes how a present is wrapped can be just as exciting as what’s inside, don’t you think? If you’re looking to make the gifts you give this year really shine, you’ll want to check out these 16 DIY gift wrap ideas before running out to collect your supplies. Who knows, they may even prompt you to give a few extra gifts just so you can show off your wrapping skills!

16 DIY Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas1. Sharpie Bow by Dream Green DIY

16 DIY Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas2. Inspirational Wrapping Paper by Walk in Love

16 DIY Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas3. Stamped Wrapping Paper by Paper & Stitch

16 DIY Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas4. Photo Gift Tags by Mer Mag Continue reading…

Cranberry Sauce Dipped Gift Tags

Time: 10 Minutes + dry time
Materials: tags, brush, cranberries, water, paper towel

Cranberry Sauce Dipped Gift TagsPerhaps it’s because my birthday tends to fall on Thanksgiving, but it’s just not my favorite holiday to make crafts for. This year, however, I came up with an idea that was too easy not to share. So if you’re in charge of bringing cranberry sauce to the big feast, save some for yourself so you can make these dipped gift tags!

Cranberry Sauce Dipped Gift TagsTo achieve this look, you’ll basically be making a “watercolor” type of paint with the cranberry sauce and water. Take 1 TSP of cranberry sauce and blend with 2 TSP water. Mesh with a form to make sure the pigment is released from the cranberries. Let sit for 2-3 minutes.

Paint on your tags with a brush. Depending on how many tags you make, you may need to add more water to your mixture as you go. Set tags aside and let dry. If you’re in a hurry, you can also blot dry with a paper towel, however, it may remove some pigment.

Cranberry Sauce Dipped Gift TagsSuch an easy way to add a little color to a hostess (or any!) gift, don’t you think?

 

Last Minute DIY Gift Wrap

Time: 10 minutes
Materials: paper bag, scissors, tape, stamp, ink pad, yarn

Last Minute DIY Gift Wrap | The Crafted Life

The holidays are hectic enough as it is. If you happen to run out of wrapping paper this year, don’t frantically run to the store; stay in and try you hand at this last minute diy gift wrap instead!

Last Minute DIY Gift Wrap | The Crafted Life

Last Minute DIY Gift Wrap | The Crafted Life

Cut and measure the amount of paper you’ll need; you don’t want to spend time stamping paper you won’t use.

Last Minute DIY Gift Wrap | The Crafted Life

Stamp your paper! Blot your stamp with ink once every 3-4 stamps to make the paper more interesting. It also helps to rotate the stamp as you go.

Last Minute DIY Gift Wrap | The Crafted Life

Wrap your gift.

Last Minute DIY Gift Wrap | The Crafted Life

To add a pop of color: tie multiple colors of yarn around the package, knot, then trim the excess, leaving a little fringe behind.

Last Minute DIY Gift Wrap | The Crafted Life

Last Minute DIY Gift Wrap | The Crafted Life

Last Minute DIY Gift Wrap | The Crafted Life

Need another last minute idea? Try stamping tissue paper too!