Friday, November 16, 2007

It's all in the presentation.

I know I said a few days ago that I was giving melissahead a little rest, but I thought of a fun new item that I want to make. I don't know if anyone else would be interested, but I'll toss a few in my etsy shop when they are done.

For holiday gifts, I'm very anti-gift card. Don't get me wrong, they are probably my favorite thing to receive! But I hate giving them. I pride myself on my thoughtfulness and attention to detail. Rob, on the other hand, is all for finishing up his holiday shopping at the gift card rack of local grocery store. But instead of tossing the card in an envelope with the recipient's Christmas card this year, I thought it would be nice to make beautiful, decorative gift card boxes. And the more I thought about it, the more I loved the idea! After all, it's all in the presentation.

So I picked these up from usbox.com. The left one I ordered in white, and the right one I ordered in black.


I can't wait until they arrive! And then last night I stopped at Michael's to pick up some pieces to use for embellishing the boxes. Here's a sneak peek at some it.


I could throw on some flowers, berries, ribbons, fibers, sparkly shit, bells, mini ornaments. You name it! And I was thinking about printing out custom monograms or holiday sayings. Stuff like that. It'll be a fun project. So I'll keep you all updated as I go through it. At least having a beautiful box will make me feel better about giving a generic gift.

4 comments:

Julieta said...

What a great idea! Gift cards are so popular, and I think most people are like you (and me) and feel a little guilty when they buy just a card.

Mary said...

Looks like fun!! You could even use these kinds of boxes for jewelry or something...

Jeope said...

Gift cards are swell enough, but once you've dappled them with sparkly shit, then damn: they become the shit. F'realz.

miss.supafly said...

I love that idea! Check out metal tins the size of Altoids tins too -- I bought some online, but I can't remember where... You'd love it, so when I think of it I'll let you know. ;)