Every month I look forward to getting my Birchbox in the mail. What is a Birchbox? “Birchbox delivers the best products and the best insider secrets, without any fuss. Every month Birchbox members will receive a curated box of luxe beauty samples. Each box will span beauty categories and deliver exciting products that fit into both your day-to-day routine, and into those days when you want to turn up the drama a notch.” -Birchbox
When I first signed up I had to join a waiting list, but boy was it worth it! I look forward to getting my box each month that I will literally run to the mailbox when the mailman comes to deliver it. You never know what you are going to get in the box, but items range from make-up, nail polish, perfume, snacks, hair supplies etc. Totally worth the almost 10 bucks a month, I promise.
Anyways, for those of you who don’t know me, I have a slight hoarder problem when it comes to nice shopping bags and boxes. I have been saving the Birchbox box each shipment and have collected quite a few, just in case I ever needed it. This past weekend I went to my good friend’s bridal shower where I got her a gift card. I felt bad just getting her a gift card in a card and wanted to make it look extra special when she opened the gift. That’s when my creative wheels were turning and I decided to turn a Birchbox into a gift card holder.
Here is what the box looked like before:
I first took a 12×12 inch piece of scrabook paper and used a paper cutter to make a strip 12×3 inches. This was just enough to cover the logo on the box top. I prefer to use Elmers Craft Bond glue stick for all paper crafting. It is the ONLY one I use because it is THE BEST.
After covering the logo and gluing the strip on (I just decorated the lid of the box, not the bottom) I then decided it needed some contrast. I have been quite obsessed with burlap lately, so I added a strip on to the craft paper. I held on the burlap by hot gluing under the sided of the lid (picture below)
I also added on some ribbon. I glued on the strips of ribbon with the hot glue gun the same way I added the burlap. I also tied and added the bow hot gluing it on and placing the ring sticker from the bridal sticker packet in the middle of the bow.
Lastly, I added some brulap inside of the box to bed the gift card. I bought a clear plastic shrink wrap bag, put some monogram towels in and tied it with burlap and the same ribbon I used on the box. I chose to put a gift card in the box, what are some other fun items that would fit in that you can gift? I would love to hear your ideas!