Girls Night In: Nails & Cocktails Gift Box
If you've been keeping up with me during the last week or so, you already know that I'm preparing for a girls night soon. Just in case you missed the earlier posts on how I set up a simple bar cart, and upgraded simple glass plates, you can check out the photos here, and here.
Today I'm sharing an inexpensive gift box that I put together just for my best girls. What's even better is that I spent less than $10 per gift box.
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Create a Gift that Will "Wow" Your Besties on Girl's Night
For this project you will need:
- A gift box* to create a keepsake (or bag if you prefer not to wrap anything)
- Wrapping paper
- Tape & scissors
- Paper doilies for
- Goodies for the box...but we'll get to that part later
*I recommend selecting a square box. As you read through this post you'll understand why.
I started by wrapping this fancy lidded box that I found at Dollar Tree ($1). The gold dotted paper was purchased at Marshalls's ($4.99/roll)
I wrapped and wrapped, and... well, at this point I have to honestly admit that I don't see wrapping anymore round boxes in my future. Way too tedious.
The doilies, which were purchased from Walmart ($1.88/30pcs), were used to create a makeshift bow. I simply folded four individual doilies in half - twice - and hot glued them to the lids in a circular fashion. I then fanned out the folds to create a 3-D bow, and embellished the "bow" with some bling from a leftover from a different project.
My apologies for not including photos of that step. (You can tell that I'm not a die-hard crafter, huh?) Once the hot glue burns on my fingers have healed, I promise I will update this post with the missing photos. Ha!
Now that we've gotten that out of the way let's get to the good part. Let's take a look at what I put inside each of the four boxes.
All of us ladies have such busy lives taking care of our husbands, children and homes. Most times there are just a few minutes in between rushing off to the next appointment. So a "Nails & Cocktails" gift box, packed with some me-time-essentials is perfect. Inside I've included:
- A bottle of nail polish ($1)
- Hand cream with an emory board ($2.99)
- Chocolate ($3.50/pack of 10 = $.35/ea)
- A mini bottle of Bacardi Pineapple Rum ($1)
- A mini bottle of Limited Editon Cîroc Summer Colada ($1.99)
There you have it - a Nails & Cocktails gift box! Not only is the box great for the initial gift presentation, but it can be used in their workplace offices to hold other items like toiletries, a sewing kits, or even tea bags. I LOVE that! Please tell me, what do YOU think of this gift idea?
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