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December 1, 2015 |
Two posts in one day? Yep! I am excited to show you this DIY agate gift card box so that you can get to crafting. I starting thinking about a cute DIY to house gift cards because of a little internal struggle I go through every year…gift cards are at the top of MY personal list (honestly, so much better to get a gift card and then you are able to choose something that you really want), BUT I will admit that the other part of me thinks that they feel a little impersonal to give. So, I came up with this fun DIY gift box to give a personal touch to the gift card that they really want. The stylish box not only serves as the presentation for the gift card but it can also be styled around the home long after the Holidays are over. Oh, and it’s only about $10 to put together and takes about 30 minutes total (most of which is paint drying time) to put together…win win win! See how easy it is below!
What you need:
-Unfinished wooden box from your local craft store (these are super inexpensive and come in a variety of sizes)
-Drawer pulls or knobs (I found this amazing agate pair at Homegoods for $10, but you could also grab this inexpensive pair or splurge on one of these beautiful agate knobs)
-Spray paint (I used one with a primer included)
-Small screw driver
First, use a small screw driver to remove the latch and set aside.
Next, prime and paint the boxes. Since they are likely unfinished wood like mine, go with 2-3 quick coats to really cover. You could also spray a lacquer coat on top for a high gloss finish. Re-attach hardware.
Next, I disassembled the pulls by taking the washer off and the long screw out since you won’t need it.
To attach the pull: First, hot glue the washer down, then glue the agate slice on top. Since we removed the long screw in the last step, there will be a visible hole in the agate slice, so I simply filled it by gluing a gold thumbtack in the hole.
I created this one specifically for my mom…she’s currently renovating a restoring a turn of the century farm house and is CONSTANTLY on ebay searching for time period fixtures to fill it with. It’s so so cool to see what she finds and where each fixture originates. I love giving her an ebay gift card because she’s so passionate about this project and I love being a little part of it through what she’s able to find with her gift card.
These boxes not only make a fun way to present gift cards to recipients, but they are also so fun to style around the house long after the Holidays have gone. Use them strictly for styling or make them functional…remote holder, store matches for candles, or even on your nightstand as a safe place for glasses or jewelry.
Fun right? This was one of my favorite projects as of late. I love making gifs personal AND giving people what they really want…gift cards! You can apply this to all occasions….Birthday, Graduation, Wedding, etc. I’m thinking that I’m just going to make a bulk batch of 5-7 boxes and have them on hand to grab when I have a gift to give.
Another perk of giving gift cards is that I just add them to my grocery list and pick them up on my weekly trips to the grocery store. The Gift Card Mall kiosk at my local grocery store has a gift card for everyone on my list and saves me the extra trips of going all around town gathering them. It really doesn’t get easier…unless of course you don’t go to the grocery store (?!)…in that case, you can buy them all from your sofa at giftcardmall.com!
Do you have unique ways to package gift cards? I’d truly love to see them for more inspiration! Leave them in the comments or show me on Instagram with #WrappedInStyle
*This post was sponsored by Gift Card Mall, but the originality of the project and all opinions are my own.
Nichole Gabriel says
December 1, 2015 at 11:13 PM
ahhhh! Beautiful! I can think of co many uses for these!! Thank you!
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