I started out at my local $1 Store where I found these little pine boxes for $1.25. I stained it with Walnut stain and sanded the edges for distressing.
I don't have a photo tutorial as I found these things evolve depending on your extra die cuts, findings and general stuff us crafter's hoard.
If you look you may see what her grad gift is? Leave me a comment if you know what it is!
I cut my mini jalopy in half and placed it in 2 boxes. A great solution if your cuts don't fit! The glass bottle has a message for her rolled up inside.
If you keep stuff and scraps like me then you should have no problem filling one of these.
I used scrabble pieces to say "Live Life" using the "L" like you would in a game of scrabble. I found this Coke cap in my stash;)
I've had this scrap of this ribbon for about a year and a half. Finally, it found a home. I hot glued the "20", attached the metal "1" beside the "3" on the ribbon for her Graduation year of 2013!
I always have extra butterflies. I layered 2 using a dimensional. Then inked some bright alcohol inks for a bright splash of colour.
My favourite box featuring the gentleman from Paris Memoir. I stamped on grunge paper, layered with Clear Rock Candy and glued a jump ring for a monocle. When you fill with Glossy Accents it looks like class.
My niece has a passion for photography so this box was extra fun.
It's hard not to over fill these;)
Especially when you have a lot of goodies.
It's a unique way to give a gift and I had a lot of fun making it. And it's a great way to mark a milestone! Now she'll have to look extra hard to find her present.