{Embossed} Woodgrain Gift Box

Embossed gift boxes pack a real WOW factor for Father's Day, birthdays, or any other occasion. In the same amount of time as it takes to wrap a gift, you can do something extraordinary.

I showed you how to emboss in this tutorial. Now let's take a look at the results:

When you follow my Paperless Gift Wrap tutorial, you can turn any old chipboard box {cereal, pasta, etc.} into a perfect gift-giving box. The plain one looks like it's wrapped in craft paper, but it's not! 

After embossing this package with a woodgrain stamp, it's fun to decide how to embellish it. Come along on the creative journey. Burlap is always a great pick...but it's not quite enough.

Lately I've been using silk flowers to dress up gift boxes. A simple daisy looks nice... but something is still missing.

Let's lasso them in with a rope loop 'bow.'  Now that's starting to get interesting!

The rope gives it height and added interest. Still need a little something more...

Yes...all the elements work much better together!  A perfect little package.

Just look at all that texture: burlap, rope, and wood! Use distressed embossing powder to make the woodgrain actually rough like wood.

How are you planning on celebrating father's day? 

Think he'll like it?

Listen Pardner... I've got more to this theme! Click Here for the card!

Plus... one more set of fathers day gift boxes that I'm excited to show you! *Click Here to See.*

Plain or embossed, this is a great way to save paper, recycle a used box and create a gift presentation to remember!

And it's simple to do.

Just click the photo to see the full embossing tutorial.

Did you see my crafty version of this little dandy?

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ANNE said...

I love the daisy and rope combo - so gorgeous!!


Katalina Jewelry said...

Love this cute little package, Christina! It makes me think of a summertime picnic.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness this looks amazing! What a great idea.I am excited to use this idea for many packages! Thanks!

Vanessa said...

Hi, Christina

These are lovely. I love how you made the bow out of jute. Great stuff. Have a great week.


Natasha Mairs - Serenity You said...

love this. love the daisy

Natasha @ www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

Kim~madeinaday said...

I really like this! I have been seeing it everywhere today (saw it last on 30 Handmade Days) and I would love it if you would link up at my linky party going on now! I am linkin up to yours now!

Toodie said...

How awesome of an idea is that! Absolutely love it!

Theresa Fletcher said...

wow this is SUPER awesome. Good idea for a country chic wedding too!

I Gotta Try That said...

This is too cute. Would love for you to share it on my linky party!
Thanks, Marcie

Karen at Bargain-ista.com said...

This is so beautiful! I flipped out over your raisin box makeover but this is amazing on another level! You rock :)

Honey I'm Home Blog said...

What a fun idea. I love embossing & the "wood look" is so clever. Thanks for linking up to my par-tay! BTW, I blogged about you recently because you helped me with a recent project. Thanks for the inspiration! You can see the post here: http://www.michellelunt.com/2012/05/how-to-transfer-photo-to-fabric.html

Warmly, Michelle