DIY Gift Box Filled with Love

Put the Flowers on the Base

Put the Flowers on the Base

Giving presents is always joyful, especially if you can find out what makes your loved one truly happy. As Valentine’s day is approaching and the countdown has started, crowds of people are invading shopping malls. We have been thinking about creating something unique instead. Be it a birthday, mother’s day or a thank-you gift, this box may prove to be the ideal surprise.

Spread some silk hortensia flowers on the base and pin them among the nuts and the cones.

Use Glue

Use Glue
Apply some glue all around the inside of the box about one cm from its rim and before the glue dries put the circle-shaped Styrofoam on it.

Start with Drawing

Start with Drawing
Draw the silhouette of the box on the Styrofoam.

Put the Material on the Box

Put the Material on the Box
Put the knitted material on the box, cut out a box-sized circle and glue it on the Styrofoam base. This doesn’t only improve the look of the box but it’s also easier to glue the nuts, the cones and flowers on it.

Glue the ‘Love’ Plate on the Base

Glue the ‘Love’ Plate on the Base
First glue the wooden ‘love’ plate right on the middle of the base.

Attach the other Materials to the Box

Attach the other Materials to the Box
When it’s done, you can start attaching the nuts, the cones and the flowers. The box will look more elegant if you paint the acorns silver.

Cut out the Circle

Cut out the Circle
Use the box cutter to cut out the box-sized circle. This will serve as the base that you will put the cones, the nuts, the flowers and the wooden ‘love’ plate on.

Tie the Canvas Strip

Tie the Canvas Strip
When everything is in its right place, tie the canvas strip around the box.

Finish with a Ribbon

Finish with a Ribbon
As a finishing touch tie a ribbon of the silver satin strip.

What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need
To create the box you will need the following: a round box, a wooden ‘love’ plate, a length of grey satin strip, some canvas strip, some knitted material, some Styrofoam, a silk hortensia head, cedar roses, shola bellies, casuarinas, birch pines, mini pinecones, acorns, poppy flowers, chestnuts, white beads, a glue gun, some pins, a pair of scissors, a box cutter, some silver paint and a paintbrush.

Your Love-Filled DIY Gift Box is Finally Done!

Your Love-Filled DIY Gift Box is Finally Done!

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