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Make Your Own Custom Gift Box

Make Your Own Custom Gift Box

After thirty plus years of working, one of my fellow associates is retiring! It came to my attention that her favorite beverage of choice was super inexpensive so I picked up six bottles (which should last quite a while, eh?). In order to dress up the bottles beyond the normal cardboard box, I picked up a deep purple office supply bin at my local superstore and dressed it up with May Arts Ribbon.

 Make Your Own Custom Gift Box

After adding white packing grass on the sides of the bottles to keep them from shifting, I tucked a length of the May Arts ½” Pom Pom Trim in White to the underside lip of the bin with sticky adhesive dots.

 Make Your Own Custom Gift Box

I then wrapped a length of May Arts  1½” White Linen Ribbon under the bin and through the holes on the sides and up over the cardboard divider. I tied a large bow and added another smaller bow with the same ribbon. To tie in the trim I used on the bin, I also tucked in a small length of the pom pom trim into the bow as well.

Make Your Own Custom Gift Box 

I made a card to go along with the gift as well. I stamped a sentiment and added a panel of decorative paper to pull out the purple color of the bin and seals on the bottles.

 Make Your Own Custom Gift Box

I then added a strip of May Arts Mini Pom Pom Ribbon in white and tied a big bow with May Arts 1.25” Silk Ribbon in Black for a dramatic effect.

I hope my coworker likes her gift with custom packaging that was made so easy with May Arts Ribbon!

 By Karen Baker



Partners in Crafts Supplies Used:


Other Supplies Used:

  • Plastic Bin
  • Glue Dots
  • Neenah Solar White Cardstock
  • Welcome to the Office Stamp Set by The Crafts Meow

Products Referenced in This Post

  1. Sue D

    Very pretty–I like the use of the pom pom trim.

  2. SuZeQ

    What a great idea. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration, too.

  3. TracyM #6773

    What a pretty and thoughtful gift & card Karen – she will love it!!!

    It is wonderful what some ribbons & trims can do to transform an everyday office bin – thank you for sharing your inspiration 🙂


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