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Friday, November 6, 2009

Free Gift Card Box Tutorial!

I've had this idea in my head for awhile and knew it would be a wonderful box for holding gift cards or cash!! Envelopes can get lost so easily and a small package is a little bit more substantial too. Plus, you could place them right on the tree!!

Below are my basic instructions but feel free to embellish your boxes further when you are finished ~ and remember, you don't have to have fancy scrapbooking paper to complete this project. Use pages from an old book, old wrapping paper, wallpaper, etc. Enjoy creating these!!!
























You can use this technique of covering a box inside and out with so many different product and food packaging ~ Embellish with images, pieces of old jewelry or whatever your heart desires! And the good thing? They can be used year after year ~



Thank you for always visiting me,
for cheering me on
for commenting on my posts
and for being my sweet friends ~


Have a wonderful Friday!!
hugs and love,
Dawn

52 comments:

marie said...

Such a wonderfully simple ~ totally clever tutorial! Thanks Dawn!

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

What a beautiful and creative project Dawn! I am so inspired...so many possibilities to embellish this gift box for any occasion! Thanks for this fabulous tutorial and thank you so very much for your many creative ideas and all of the information you share with us!! :)
I am so happy you stopped by my blog, you brightened my day so much! Thank you sweet Dawn!! :)
Hugs, Carol Anne

SharDon Exclusives said...

Dawn, you did it again! Now all of my bars of soap will be naked...lol I really think we have toooo many projects and not enough time. I adore this idea. But coming from the late owl I would expect this type of beauty.
I just hope we (bloggers) don't put too much pressure on you to come up with something GREAT each time. But you did it on this one, for sure.
Thank you, Dawn for your willingness to share with us. You are apppreciated!

SharDon Exclusives said...

p.s. come by tomorrow evening to see the necklace I finally got finished. I would love to share the idea with you.
Sharon

debi said...

Brilliant!! Thanks...I'm off to look for soap!

Anne~fiona and twig said...

This is great, I'm going to try this with my next giveaway!
Thank you!
Anne

Dorthe said...

Thanks dear Dawn, you made such a beautifull box,out of "nothing" The paper used is very beautifull, and I can see all, from big, to very small boxes holding wonderfull stuff, or just being created as little beauties.
Sweet , you are alwayes so thoughtfull, and giving to all of us, thanks so much for your wonderfull tutorial dear friend.
Love and hugs ,Dorthe

Lori said...

Dawn, that is the cutest idea!!!

Myrna said...

You are such a clever and talented gal!
Love the tutorial~perfect in time for Christmas!!
Blessings,
Myrna

Carla said...

I love this! I love being able to repurpose . . . well . . . anything! I saved bags of empty toilet paper tubes one year at C'mas to wrap small gifts, gift certificate, etc. Just wrapped them up like a "snapper". People loved that it was a toilet paper tube.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

You are just way too inventive, gal! Thanks for sharing your talents with us..What a great idea, my mind is already processing so many ways to utilize this concept! You have truly been blessed with a creative gift, and it is so awesome that you are willing to share your gift and talents....that's what it's all about!
Have a great weekend,
Susie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That's great, Dawn! You could use that for other small gifts as well. Love the way you used the ribbon, too!

Cheryl said...

Viola~ Fab Idea.....
Thanks for Sharing, now to go buy Soap in a box
cheryl

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

I am simply blown away!!! You're good. This is why I have your blog in My Treasured Crafty & Artistic Blog List. I'm going to get some of that spray. Thanks for sharing. Need these gorgeous boxes for some gift cards!

madrekarin said...

Clever, clever girl. I'm open on Friday next week. Cilla and I are decorating someone's house for Christmas and she wants all new stuff and she wants it done by Thanksgiving. Can you say "Frantic!"? Oh, dear. C leaves for Utah on Friday, so that day is open for me. The next week we will be installing everything. Eek! I cannot wait to see you. :)

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Thanks for sharing the tutorial, Dawn. Very pretty and a great idea!
xoxo
Donna

Miss Sandy said...

Dawn,

Thanks for the great idea! This would be a perfect size box to place a little homemade ornament in for hostess gifts or to put at each place setting for the holiday table. I will be using this idea. I think I will not use enough soap by then so I may open a bar and scan the box onto card stock for a template. Anyway, love it!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Another great tutorial! Thanks, Dawn. I think I'll do a whole bunch of these to use as display at our Open House. Have a great weekend friend. Lisa

Sandi said...

Love this idea Dawn!! I am always ready and willing to repurpose something and not fill up the landfills anymore than they are. I will utilize this tutorial for sure!!
Hugs~

Sea Witch said...

Brilliant, you are one clover girl. I'm going to post your link to my blog to spread this clever tutorial you so freely give. Sea Witch

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hi Dawn... Very clever my dear....

LP Vintage said...

Adding my praise and thanks to you, Dawn! My head is spinning with the possibilities! Lorraine.

Laurie said...

That's a fabulous idea!!!

Charlene said...

Dawn what an awesome tutorial for such a GREAT IDEA! That would be perfect for so many things. Wow! you are amazing. It's all in the eye & MIND of the beholder... do you see trash or treasure? You are a treasure dear sweet Dawn. Thank you for spreading your magic! I may steal a photo & link back to you so others will be sure & see this. Thanks again!

sjhackney said...

I love this Dawn, thanks loads! Sally

kathy said...

LOvin this !! I so love little box shapes == I open them up and make templates and save to my computer -- I too double the cradstock with spray glue -- to make it thick enough -- I made HUb laugh -- when he thought I was recycling -but I was saving boxes to wrap or cut up for stabllity Now all the scrappy friends save their backer boards for me from Paper stacks etc -- Kathy - ga --Too funny

Leann said...

Great idea, thanks for the tutorial. Thanks for mentioning my giveaway too!

Enjoy your weekend!
Leann

Robin Ennis Willson said...

Cute Dawn!

nancarts said...

This is a great idea and tutorial..I've often wondered what I could do with those little boxes as I dropped them in the trash basket! Now I know! Thanks.
Maybe you could give a little advice on using fabri-tac glue..I always have trouble with it..stringy and it doesn't stay where I put it!
Smiles and Blessings, Nancy C

Wren Cottage said...

Hi Dawn!!
This is such a fantastic idea!! Thank you sweetheart for being such a generous friend, I just love stopping by your world :)
Think of you and your Clara often!
Have a great weekend!
XOX ~ Madai

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hey Dawn. That's so sweet and simple. You can make anything look elegant. It turned out beautiful. Why don't men understand the need for presentation. I love how well you do your step-by-step tutorials.
Thanks for sharing with us.

Have a fun weekend...Tracy :)

stephanie said...

Wow, wow, wow that is divine, beautiful and adorable. Your creativity is amazing and totally inspiring, thanks for a great tutorial!!

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Lovely tutorial sweetie! What a beautiful way to recycle. Hope you have a great weekend planned! :-)

xoxo
Gail

Abi said...

Dawn! what a wonderful project - I want to go and buy some soap to experiment with the box! infact, I can't find a box anywhere in the house!!! just took all the empty ones to the recylcing center! typical!!
Thanks for sharing - just in time for Christmas gifts....
Thank you also for your kind words re Jake - I really appreciate it :O) Hope you have a wonderful weekend. x

Shopgirl said...

This will be so good for Christmas. Thank you so much for sharing this. Now to find a few boxes to take apart. You are so good to us,
Happy Fall, Mary

Lynn Stevens said...

Dawn, What a wonderful little gift box, Its as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside, Thank you for sharing your tutorial with us all. Speaking of sharing. I am celebrating my 1 year Blogaversary if your interested in some goodies I'm giving away.I hope you have a chance to stop by! Hugs Lynn
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Cindy said...

Dawn
you are always so generous with your ideas. I think I have to be your biggest NEW fan!! This pretty box idea is really helpful, especially to someone like me who is new to working with papers (I don't even own any sray glue..thanks for letting us know where to buy it). Now I'll have an excuse to save those boxes and start collecting pretty scrapbook papers! :-)

kate said...

wow dawn, that was great, you are so talented, who would ever think of
such a simple thing, and now so beautiful
best to you
kate

Bettyann said...

Thanks Dawn for sharing this fab idea for the holidays..wait I have to run and pull my soap box out of the recycle...

Ellie said...

Dawn,
Thanks so much for all the inspiration free pics...You are one of the most generous souls i have met in blogland. I have admired your blog for awhile! Thanks for the tutorial....you really break it down!!! I agree, there will be a lot of soap set loose, but it hardens and lasts longer, if it sets...so it is a win, win situation!

Dorothy said...

You are just too darned talented for words, Dawn!! What a novel idea! I love this!! Just in time for the holidays!!
Dorothy-

Sissy Sparrows said...

Hi Dawn...what a great idea, that's a beautiful gift box.

Lori said...

How freakin cute are those boxes ~ and so easy! Who would of thunk it ~ thanks for the "how to".

SharDon Exclusives said...

Did you mention the fact that they SMELL wonderful too? I made three alreay and they hold my jewelry wonderfully! Thank you, dear friend!

sepiadreams said...

You have got to be the Queen of innovation and loveliness!!!! Thanks for sharing another awesome project.....Love Tiina....

Catharina Maria said...

That is a great and lovely idea , I will do that tomorrow !
Love from the Netherlands RINI

Luv Creating Cards 'n' Keepsakes said...

Hi Dearest Dawn,

I've just had a quick peek at your soap box project. It's a another real gem. You are such a talanted lady. It'sa great idea and looks sooooo pretty. I love your choice of papers too. I imagine that this idea could work with a number of similar style boxes in all manner of sizes. Could be dangerous though. Just think how many more bits to add to the save and use again stack (tee hee hee)!!!!!
Lots of love and warmest best wishes
Su
-x-x-x-x

Scarlett Clay said...

Wonderful, beautiful, creative project!! Thanks so much!

Gerry said...

Why does it turn out that such an elegant gift card box is so simple to make.
This separates the truly creative from the likes of me.
Love this box - what an idea. I've several Dove soap bar boxes. Guess what I'm going to try.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Dawn! It's true! YOU can make something fabulous out of nothing... I am so impressed and WILL be making these for sure... Thanks so very much for the ever so easy tutorial.... You have VERY clear instructions and I soooo appreciate that.

Huggies,
Spencer

Naseer Ahmad said...

These are pretty gift cards box, I really like this design,I this new designer should follow to this creation for their work innovation.
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Griselda said...

Creative project!! Thanks so much!

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