I love pre-decorated gift boxes but sometimes they just need a little extra something. I also like putting collections of gifts (like gift basket kind of stuff) in the boxes, which means sometimes items are added to the box over a period of days and/or shopping trips.
This makes it easy to gift wrap what I have so far and still add to it as I create/shop.
Of course, I only do this for gifts I'm taking to a friend's house or shipping out of state, because I think the temptation would be too much for certain family members at home who always look for ways to sneak a peek into their own presents... Rachel.
This is super easy and I made (and photographed) this one morning while I was having my first cup of coffee. (Decaf!!) And if I can make this with bleary eyes and only decaf in my brain, you could do it too.
Sturdy gift box with lid
Length of ribbon to coordinate with the box
Heavy-duty glue, such as hot glue or E-6000
Note: You'll need enough ribbon to go around the box bottom + 4" and enough ribbon to go across the lid x 6. For example, if the box is 4" on all sides, you'll need a total of 16" of ribbon for the bottom of the box. If the lid is 4"x4" with a 1" lip, you'll need 24" of ribbon for the lid.
When it looks perfect, turn the lid over.
Oh, and my cost? About $1.25 for the box, ribbon, and glue.