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We recently have a nephew who is serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

We wanted to send him a care package to show him just how much we care!

What You Need:

Box

Scrapbook Paper

Ruler

Scissors

Glue stick

Large Box of Cheerios

Variety of Cereals

How to Make:

Start by measuring the flaps of your box. Cut your scrapbook paper to fit your box measurements.

Once your paper is cut out, use a glue stick to glue each page, to each box flap.

When all of your pages have been glued on, you are ready to add the wording.

I used my silhouette to cut out the saying. However, you could just use a pen too!

I then hand sketched a spoon and a bowl onto cardstock. Once they were cut out, I glued them to the flaps, along with the letters for my saying.

I decided to use a hot glue gun to add a few Cheerios to the spoon and bowl to make it look more realistic.

Next step, collect all of your cereals.

I purchased these at my local dollar store!

I loved that they were small bags of cereal, instead of miniature boxes.

So about halfway through this project, I had a bright idea…

I was going to fill the box with loose Cheerios!

So I grabbed my personal box of Cheerios out of the cupboard.

And filled the bottom of the box with a layer of Cheerios.

Hahaha… πŸ˜‚

Next organize your bags of cereal inside your decorated box.

Before taping the box closed, fill the rest of the box will Cheerios.

I’m sure your loved one will thank you for the excess of Cheerios later! πŸ˜‚

Thoughts by L

I really got a kick out of this box!

I’m not sure how much my nephew enjoyed opening a box full of loose Cheerios but I thought it was hilarious.

Yes… you read that right.

I filled the rest of the box with loose Cheerios, just like they were plastic peanuts.

Hahaha… πŸ˜‚

Hopefully they weren’t crushed to a powder by the time it got to him. 🀞🏻

Happy crafting!

Date Night, Gift Box

What You Need:

Scrapbook Paper

Hot Glue Gun

Glue Stick

Ruler

Pencil

Tape

Small Box

Gift cards

(I used 4 gift cards but you can do more or less. Just be sure to purchase additional paper if needed)

How to Make:

Start by measuring the inside of your box. Make sure it is wide enough to fit a gift card in. It needs to be alerted than an earnings or ring box. Make sure it is rectangular.

Using the measurement for the inside of the box, take your scrapbook paper and cut it down to size. I cut one page in half and was able to get two sheets out of it.

Their wedding colors were red and blue, so I decided to use red scrapbook paper for their gift. I would suggest using a solid color, so that the pattern doesn’t clash with designs on your gift cards.

Then I measured the width of my box, to know how wide the folds would need to be in the paper. After they were marked, I used my amazing Martha Stewart Scoring Board to make smooth folds.

If you haven’t seen one of these before they are fantastic! These make smooth lines that are easy to fold. Without making wrinkles in the paper. You know what I’m talking about!

You can make some really neat things with it. I purchased mine from Hobby Lobby but you can also find it on Amazon or other craft stores.

Scoring Board

If you choose to, you can make a half inch tab on each end of each page. Which I used to secure the paper inside the box, by glueing it to the inside of the box, as shown below.

Once the lines are scored, I used an accordion method to fold the paper. Back and forth, the opposite direction with each fold. Like so…

Here you can see one page is scored, while the other is already folded.

Now glue both pages together. take one of the small half inch tabs and glue it to the top of the other page. Making sure NOT to glue it to the half inch tab on the other page.

Glue the half in tab to the regular width tab like in the image above. Leaving the half tabs exposed to glue to the lids.

I collected my gift cards and made sure to write the dollar amount on the back with a sharpie.

Swig- “When you need a drink to beat the summer heat!”

Chic fi la- “When you need a bite to eat!”

Movies- “When you need something to do!”

Cold Stone- “When you need a sweet treat!”

If you choose to do the same thing, I will attach the pdf for the sayings if you want to use them.

Date Night Sayings

With a glue stick, I attached the paper sayings. To attach the gift cards to the paper, I used a hot glue. Squeeze a small dot of glue in the center of the page, letting it cool for a couple of seconds before pressing the card on top.

TaDa! Simple as that.

I made my own bow out of paper, which I glued to the top of the lid. So simple to make and very adorable. Perfect for occasions when you need a bow but don’t have one!

A blog post on how to make them, to come!

Thoughts by L:

Our sweet friend recently got married! We were beyond thrilled that he found someone he truly loves, to build a life together.

We wanted to give them something fun, instead of making a quick click using their wedding registry.

So that’s when I decided to make them a gift card, date night box. It was so simple, I thought I would share!

Perfect for weddings, thank you gifts or Christmas.

One in a Melon Box

Need a Mother’s Day Gift for your mom?

Remind her just how important she really is, with this One in a Melon box.

Mom, if you are reading this… Surprise! I hope you enjoy your gift. Sorry I spilled the beans a few days early. Love you!

Lets get started…

What you Need:

Scrapbook Paper

Cardboard Box

Cardstock

Ruler

Pencil

Glue stick

Decorative Shred or Confetti

Fruit Themed Gifts

My gifts included: Watermelon Sour Patch Kids, Watermelon Gum, Lotion, Pink Nail Polish, and a Book.

Print:

How to Make:

Start by measuring the sides of your box. Using those measurements cut your scrapbook paper to fit each flap. If you choose to, you can line the inside of the box with paper as well. Once your paper is measured properly and cut to size, using a glue stick glue paper into place.

Quick tip: I like to put the glue directly on the paper first, before placing it on the box. I start by gluing half the page, at a time. It makes it easier to place on the box evenly, before the glue dries out. Once that half of the paper is securely placed on the box, rub it down and add glue to the second half.

I fully lined this box with watermelon paper. Sometimes however, I choose to only line the flaps of the box. You decide!

Once your box is lined, write the “One in a Melon” saying on with a marker or print out the letters in the download above onto cardstock. I prefer to co

I made the document green but once I put them on my watermelon paper, it didn’t pop out enough for me. So if you prefer your letters black instead, print the download in black and white. Using scissors, cut the letters out and use a glue stick to glue them into place.

When your box is completed, start by filling it with your decorative shred. I found mine had the dollar store. You can also find it at Hobby Lobby as well. Last but not least, place all of your gifts inside. If you have extra shred, consider covering the gifts before taping the box shut.

Thoughts by L:

I really enjoyed making this box! Not only because it was a gift for my mom but because it was bright and colorful. I am also a big fan of puns… I think they are punny!

It’s also adorably “sweet.” πŸ‰πŸ˜‚

Enjoy!