It’s December! We’re decorating, baking, trimming the tree, shopping, wrapping gifts and and visiting family and friends! Speaking of wrapping, all those gifts have to go in a box or a bag. Doesn’t it seem like when we need a little box, we never have one? Since you know how much I love snowmen – and a gift with a gift – these little paper mache boxes are a perfectly adorable way to package up a small gift. These Snowman Gift Boxes – With A Secret! – are easy and so much fun to transform! Ahh, what’s the secret, you ask? We’ll get to that in just a bit!
We have a joke in our house about my “box of boxes.” I have a giant packing box filled with boxes inside of boxes. My mom and I even have some special, old boxes that we give back and forth each year. Some of them are almost 100 years old! Mr. Smarty Pants likes to joke, “What, you don’t have a box in the box of boxes to box up your gift?” Yes, and I give the yearly Christmas sigh!
Here’s what you need and how to make the snowman boxes!
- Set of 4 paper mache snowman boxes, from Jo-Ann
- White and Black Acrylic Paint
- One bunch of red berries (with different sized berried)
- ¼ Green satin ribbon
- Permanent black marker
- Red card stock and small heart punch
- Pink chalk or blush
- Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
Paint the entire outside of the snowman boxes and lids with white acrylic paint and also the inside of the lids. Give the boxes two coats of paint and let dry.
Paint the hat with black acrylic paint. Use the end of a paintbrush to dot the eyes with black paint and a touch of white paint. I thought it would be fun to give the snowmen bright, cherry red noses! Snip a small or medium sized berry from the bunch and cut the wire off so that the berry will sit fairly level. Use hot glue to adhere the nose to the snowman face.
Draw eyebrows and mouth with a black permanent marker. Add little chilly cheeks with pink chalk or blush. Punch a small heart from red cardstock, and adhere to the snowman body. Add a few lines with black marker on each side of the heart. Make a small bow from the green ribbon and glue to snowman’s neck.
Ok….ready for the secret? Put a special “snow” message inside the lid!
- You are Snow special!
- Love you Snow much!
- Snow glad we’re friends!
I’ll stop now!! You get the idea – it will make any gift snow extra-special. (I couldn’t resist!) Everyone loves cash, though I always think it’s a little…impersonal. Pleat the bill(s), tie a ribbon around it, put a special message on the lid and pop the $ in a snowman box. Now we’re talking!
How do you like these? Wouldn’t these be cute, too, for a pair of earrings, a necklace or any other small gift? Any gift in one of these cuties is sure to give a big holiday smile – and your secret message will absolutely tell someone how special they are to you! If you love snowmen as much as I do, you might also like the fun and easy Wrapping Paper Roll Snowman Candles I shared earlier!
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Be on the lookout for more snowmen! Thank you so much for visiting today!
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