Gift Box for Your Best Friend
Jutta and Maike from the blog “kreativfieber” were inspired by the Pink Kisses® as ambassadors for friendship among women to develop a simple DIY with which you can show your friend how important she is to you: a gift box with mini carnations that you can design individually and fill with personal greetings and items.
What You Need
- A cardboard box of any size and shape
- White paint for priming and a paintbrush for application if you like
- “décopatch” paper or a napkin with a pattern of your choice
- Special glue for use on solid surfaces, e.g. from “décopatch”
- A paintbrush
- A small Pink Kisses® mini carnation
- Some tissue paper to line the box
Priming the Box
If you want to recycle an old box with a print on it or if the basic colour of the box is too dark for you, you should first prime it white, as the paper is slightly transparent. Otherwise you can apply the paper directly.
Prepare the Paper Pieces
You’ll design the box in the so-called “napkin technique”. It’s especially easy with the paper and the matching glue from “décopatch”. But it also works nicely with the top, colourfully printed layer of a napkin and craft glue from the craft shop.
First tear the paper into manageable pieces. The size of the pieces determines how much of the original pattern will be visible later. If you want to copy the pattern of the paper completely, you have to make the pieces big enough to cover the surfaces of the box completely. If you use a napkin, remember to use only the top printed layer.
Stick the Paper on
Now apply a thin layer of glue to the cardboard box. Place the first piece of paper on the box and carefully smooth it out with a brush. Then spread a thin layer of glue over it. Always place the next piece of paper slightly overlapping the previous one and work all the way around. You can also decorate the inside or the lid of the box.
Arrange the contents of the gift basket
Let it dry and you’re done: Now you can line the basket with some tissue paper, put a Mini Pink Kisses® inside and – if you like – fill it with even more.
Of course, you can use the box as an individual wrapping for jewellery or a book. Or you can add a personal message. How about a photo of the two of you, a greeting card with a real kissing mouth from you, a souvenir from your last holiday together, or a voucher for a TV evening together including an ice cream flat rate?