Last minute Christmas gift box – part 1

Hello and thank you for visiting.

Unfortunately, I’ve not been able to craft much in the past few days, for a variety of reasons. I’m sure I’m not the only one as we all have such busy lives; especially in the run up to Christmas.

That’s why I wanted to show you one of the quickest Christmas gift boxes I’ve ever made. It’s perfect for last minute little gifts…

Stampin’ Up! have done all the hard work for us with their Clear Tiny Treat Boxes. To decorate mine I simply trimmed down a piece of the 6″ x 6″ Wrapped In Plaid speciality designer series paper (DSP) to two strips measuring 2″ x 6″ each. These are both scored at 2″ & 4″ and I added the first to the inside of the box, going from left to right. I popped in my gift and then the second piece of DSP to cover the front, top and back.

I then wrapped the box with Shaded Spruce & Gold ribbon, tied in a bow at the top.

I stamped the sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas with Shaded Spruce ink onto Whisper White card and cut with my 1″ circle punch. I cut a larger circle with my retired 1 & 1/4″ inch punch from another design from Wrapped In Plaid. You could use a 1 & 1/2″ circle punch or the 1 & 3/8″ scallop circle punch instead. Using punches just makes it quicker than dies but either work just as well.

My final touch was to add some Holiday Rhinestones to coordinate. I added my sentiment circles to the box with mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on either side of the ribbon.

So quick and easy! You could fill the boxes with sweets, chocolates, tea light candles or a votive candle. Any of these would make cute little gifts for co-workers or neighbours. Or you could put a box at each place setting on your Christmas table?

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project. I’ll be back with Part 2 and another quick box tomorrow. I hope you’ll pop back then.

Happy crafting,

Heather x

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About stampwithnellie

Hi, my name is Heather Forgan, but my nickname is Nellie! I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the United Kingdom and I love being able to share my creations using their fabulous products.

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