I needed to create a gift box for the upcoming 16th birthday of my niece. And what better way to celebrate, then pairing up some of my favorite brands and favorite products to craft the perfect, one of a kind gift box.
...and yes, I said sixteen!!!
I cannot believe it!
As one of the most important people in my life, I have handmade her everything she has ever asked for, not asked for, and even merely said she liked. She loves getting handmade 'everything' from her favorite designer aunt, so I can't help but spoil her.
So this birthday is special, she is working so hard towards getting her drivers license. What better gift then a customized key chain for those truck keys!
Blue Moon Beads Made Me line has this key ring combo, and you simply add some of their monogram stickers. I also attached a Wish charm from the Blue Moon Beads Mantra Me line, and then finished off with a pink leather tassel I had on hand.
Leaving enough space for her to add any other special charms she wants to carry with her daily.
Next gift is a necklace, made with the Blue Moon Beads Mantra Me line. The Chain comes designed like this, I simply added this tassel and Enjoy The Journey Ring.
For the final jewelry gift, I made her a silver bangle bracelet. Again, from the Blue Moon Beads Mantra Me line. I made it simple by just attaching the Have Courage plaque.
Making each piece with meaning and encouragement, as she has such a bright future ahead of her.
Now, onto the packaging!
With a DCWV Gift Box, some Mod Podge and your favorite printed papers, you can create a fully custom box!
I used this beautiful sheet from the DCWV Neon Daydream stack.
Tied the box close with some textured May Arts Ribbon.
I easily made some tags with the Fiskars Tag Punch. Added this cute metallic gold American Crafts Diamond rub-on to the tag. Layered the paper tag with a round Hampton Arts Wood Tag, which I made pink with a few dabs of the Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, and added some Tim Holtz Liquid Pearls Gold dots to.
My favorite part??
The initial charm, made with Epiphany Square Tool and Square Charm Accessory.
I simply drew a 'j' on black paper, traced the cut area, added the bubble cap and cut! Then, used Loctite to secure it inside the charm, and you have a personalized charm! So easy!
And there it is...
a finished, one of a kind, custom box for a soon-to-be sixteen year old!!
If you made it all the way to the end of this long blog, THANK YOU!!
I hope I have inspired you to create something today!