Saturday, December 11, 2010

Home Made Gift Box

It's gift week at Heart 2 Heart, they want to see what we can make or dress up as a small gift for someone.

Well, PERFECT TIMING!  Who doesn't have little gifts to package up at this time of year? I have many small things, from perfume to ornaments as well as homemade goodies which need to be gift packaged. I like to give things in packaging that can be reused, I've kind of boycotted gift wrapping because it seems like such a waste of pretty paper. I much prefer reusable gift bags, or in this case a gift box which can be used as a decor item as well :)

Here's what I came up with:



And just when they think the house is the gift, they figure out that there is something inside:
Ta Da!! This one is full of cookies! 
I made these White Chocolate Cranberry oatmeal cookies,
and this little house holds them beautifully.

This looks difficult, but really isn't that hard. I've made quite a few of these now, and the possibilities for decoration are endless.  It starts with a template that you just print out onto your cardstock and then cut out.  Then you get to have fun with the embellishing.

The  reusable digital TEMPLATE for this little house can be found HERE.

To make this little house I used mostly CTMH products:
Cardstock in Desert Sand, Holiday Red and Topiary.
 Stamps D1377 Around the Block for doors and windows
and C1363 Beary Best for trees.
Inks in Topiary, Cocoa and Versamark
Z1366 Cocoa Ribbon Collection
 Embossing powder in White Daisy
Craft Heater

The white lace edging is from my stash.
The wreaths were made with paper shavings and Liquid Glass.
The snow is white glitter sprinkled over white craft glue.
I used strong Scor-Tape to adhere the parts together, this baby is going to last.

For more packaging inspiration, head over to the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog for some fabulous ideas!

Thanks for visiting today,

This little box made the Friday Five this week!  How flattering to get chosen from among all the beautiful entries.  Thanks ladies!  Everyone's projects were so unique and inspiring, must have been a tough one for the judges.


  1. Oh my - this is fabulous! I always love your work :) TFS

  2. This is gorgeous, I love it the details are amazing. So glad you joined our H2H challenge this week!

  3. Wow, what super cool packaging! I'd take the cookies out and keep the box (well, if they're chocolate chip, I may reconsider). Super creative Lorrinda...great job! Thanks for playing along with us at Heart 2 Heart challenges!

  4. How cool is this??? Love, love it! Another "sweetest" project.

  5. Hi Lorrinda

    WOW, this looks amazing!

    What a great gift box.

    I can see this being very versatile, halloween, housewarming, dolls house etc etc.

    Thank you for linking up to Make It Monday.

    Michelle :-)

  6. Hi Lorrina

    I saw the photo for your hose at Make It Monday and HAD to stop by for a closer look!

    You did an AMAZING job on your gift box! I love decorated houses - I will definitely have to hop over and check out that template!

    I signed up to follow you so I can see what else you are doing. I'd love it if you stopped by and joined me at Create With Joy as well!

    Happy Holidays!


  7. WOW! Love it, love how you decorated it. Love all the details, like the wreaths in the windows. Hmmmm, can I fit the word 'love' in one more time, lol? Love that you took the time to play along with H2H.

  8. Great job! I made one of these last year and now I may just need to make another one. I love the lace "snow" edging.

  9. Lovely creation! I too didn't like wrapping paper. I might give this a try. Got your link from Pink paper paradise.

  10. Amazing! Not only is the house box adorable, your attention to detail is spectacular!


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