- Food that isn't good for me (read: junk food)
That narrows it down.
So, for the last 2 weeks, I've left him different junk foods in his box with little notes. But when it came to the final "big" gift, I decided to do a little gift basket with treats and 2 gift cards (Best Buy and iTunes). But rather than throw all kinds candy in a basket and cards in an envelope, I decided to do something a little different. I'll showcase the gift basket later this week and how I put it together.
I wanted gift card boxes and found this idea on Pinterest.
Here are my gift card boxes.
Guess what they are made from:
YES! Laughing Cow cheese boxes!
I found the idea here. You'll find a tutorial there, too. Here's my Real Deal review....
- Creative use of the boxes. Fun to recycle them!
- Can be easily created for the celebration (Christmas, Birthday's etc)
- Great way to use up paper scraps from scrapbooking and card making.
- The blog post tutorial was easy to follow.
- Very easy to make. Total time was 20 minutes.
- If you don't own a circle cutter with a 4 inch diameter, (I don't), you have to find something that you can trace--just as the directions state. Keep in mind there is a rim on the lid if the box--which is not discussed on the tutorial, so tracing the box itself will give you a circle of paper that is too big. I used a jar I found in my pantry.
- The original poster had a paper-slicer which they used to cut the thin strips that are wrapped around the outside. If you don't have a paper slicer/paper cutter, you want to cut them at 3/8ths of an inch using a ruler and a scissors.
- The box is just large enough to hold the actual gift card. So unless the card has a dollar amount on the back, you'll need to let the gift recipient know how much is on the card.
Overall, I think this was spot on and easy to do.
And if you're like me, you've raided your fridge for the Laughing Cow boxes and tossed the cheese wedges into a baggie.