Nov 22, 2013

Wood Box Gift Decor

I have wanted to make wooden presents for so long. This year I finally did it.


Here are a few photos to show how I made three different wooden boxes.
#1
8 furring strips cut at the size you want your box. Attach with liquid nails and a nail gun at the corners. Cut down plywood with a table saw to make a 5 sided square.
Drill holes for twinkle lights to fit through. Paint and calk the seams so the light doesn't peek through the cracks.

#2
Basically - make the same thing again only put the plywood together first and the furring strips as a border. The top piece of plywood will be bigger than the other four so it will cover the furring strips edge to edge.
I used a Dremel to cut out a Christmas tree shape in the center of one side and just burned a shape of one on the other three sides.

#3
The last one was made with 8 furring strips - 2 for each corner. Border the top and bottom with furring strips then cut a plywood piece for the top. I used a staple gun to attach the chicken wire.
Then add lights and bows. The bows are stapled on.
The gift trio lights up our front porch.
See how the lights are inside each?
It looks like some special packages have been delivered right to our front door.
The first 'gifts' of Christmas Decor 2013.
View other Holiday projects and ideas HERE.

37 comments :

Denise Duffy said...

Those are awesome! You always come up with the most imaginative ideas. I bet those will be seen all over Pinterest.

Patty Rumaker said...

Adorable! I love them. Pinning!
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Holly,
These are soooo NEAT!!! I love the idea that you had with the cut outs.

Blessings,
Linda

NanaDiana said...

Those are GREAT- What a fun idea and I love how they turned out! You are ON IT, chicky! xo Diana

Kelly said...

Those are so cute! I love how unique they all are too. The added bows are just the right touch.

Katie Mansfield said...

These are probably the best thing I have seen in years. So cute and so unique! Repinning but I would have to have Bill make them for me.
You are a rock star!

Lee Dewsnap said...
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Lee Dewsnap said...

These are very clever and really look pretty on your verandah.

I know this is a bit of a strange question but how do you use the "read more here" using just one image and a short synopsis on your home page with blogger. I use blogger but have no idea how to do this?

I would really appreciate some advice, I think it makes your page look more streamlined.

Lee :)

Becky M said...

Oh so cute! Love these! They seem simple and original!

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Christine Graves said...

Great project....Love them!

awal.ny said...

How great are those and you made them. You are one creative person. Alaina

Inspire Me Heather said...

They look beautiful Holly, I liked the one with the tree cut out - it looks so pretty at night too!

Elma said...

Gosh I just love those!!! I wish I was that handy:)

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

So pretty! I have a hard time picking a favorite..but I really love that tree one! Nice job girl!

JoAnn SweetPepperRose said...

Nice projects! I like the chicken wire box filled with lights.

Eilis said...

Love this project - especially the Christmas tree one.

Deb Hrabik said...

Holly! Those are so original and fun. What an inviting welcoming. They are beautiful lanterns/gift boxes. Those are going to be popular. Thanks for showing us how,
Deb@LakeGirlPaints

Jules from bles-id said...

Those are amazing! I thought they couldn't get any better ... until I saw the picture taken at night! I can't even pick a favorite, they are all so darn adorable. And your directions make me think that I could actually (assist my hubby) make them. XOXO, and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! Jules

Kayla said...

Those are awesome! You are so creative and talented!

Melissa Bo said...

These are so pretty! =)

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

These are so cute, both during the day and at night! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Leena

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Love your blog and especially LOVE these wood gift boxes! Who would have thunk....... wish I was that handy and my hubby not either. I love your "down to earth" style and everything is so fun and cottagey. I really appreciate how you give us instructions on how you made something. I think I could do this project if I would just make the time and get focused on it!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Wow! Really love these and they look adorable on your porch!

Leslie Harris said...

What an awesome idea! I love these Holly!

lisa f said...

Love this! You have the greatest blog and ideas. repinned this

Sally LoveOfHomes said...

Such a great idea! I absolutely LOVE your porch...it's always decorated perfectly!
Sally

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those turned out so pretty--they really brighten up your porch in the evening--how nice! Great idea :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is so pretty. I love this idea. Hugs, Marty

Cynthia said...

Holly these are fantastic! Love the use of the chicken wire and burlap!!! PINNED, have to get the hubby to think about helping me with these for next year. The projects for next year for the fall and Christmas are sky high for the new house, LOL!!!!

Cynthia

the cape on the corner said...

best thing I've seen all day! love this idea, and might be sending it to the boyfriend so I can have one of my own, lol!

Christine Vandormolen said...

you had me at twinkle lights....you know I LOVE it!!!!

Robin Johnson said...

Oh WOW! You've really outdone yourself with this one. Love, love, love it.

Luisa Chandler said...

These are super cute!!! And thanks for the great tutorial. Pinning for when I am feeling ambitious!

Linzy labellevie said...

HI, these are absolutely brilliant, I am completely in awe of you right now! I'm showing this post to my husband tonight in the hopes he will make some of these perfect boxes for me. Thank you for post now following you x

Linzylabellevie.blogspot.co.uk

Ritchil Shafer said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE these wooden boxes! You are a genius!

Lisa DRA said...

I absolutely love your design....What are the sizes of these boxes???

Val Manchuk said...

Holly these are beautiful! Very unique idea!

Val @ artsybuildinglady.blogspot.ca

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