Make Your Own Gift Box Filler
Found these great clear boxes for what I thought was a great price on PaperWishes.com. They have great things for sale in their ‘Moms Warehouse Sale’ listings. Looks like at least right now, these are still 5 for a dollar. I decided to use them for some birthday gifts I put together recently. Well, I came up with a way to make some filler to hide the gift inside, but still be nice presentation.
The clear boxes come with an extra flap that has a hole in it to hang on a display if your using these to hold your craft fair items and such. In this case I didn’t need that, so I just carefully cut it off.
First, keeping the box unfolded, I had these monogram stamps with the first letter of their names. I used my Stazon ink since I was stamping on plastic.
I used Jet Black and Midnight Blue Stazon Ink.
Next, I went through my gift wrapping supplies and pulled out some coordinating sheets of tissue paper.
I folded each up lengthwise 3 or 4 times, then started cutting across the width with some sharp scissors (you don’t want the paper to tear).
Then once I had those strips, I ‘shushed’ them around (hows that for a technical term) to separate them and become a full.
I realized after the first one, that I could use my decorative scissors to get different edges. I still have my decorative scissors from ‘WAY’ back when scrapbooking first came about. In this case I decided to just use some pinking shears I picked up at a yard sale for a dollar.
Then just put about half the pile in the box, put the gift in, then put the rest on the top. You want it to be ‘mushed’ in there a bit. Kind of like creating a treasure hunt for the recipient!
Didn’t seem ‘finished’ and a present just isn’t presentable without some ribbon and a bow so I grabbed some matching ribbon to tie into a bow on top.
Worked like a charm!