This is a Very Special Gift...

by Lsherbach
3 Materials
20 Minutes
Many years ago, I came across this idea and used them as a “favor” at my Christmas table. I had almost forgotten about it until a small package arrived from a dear, dear friend who recently moved to Florida. She knew I was going thru a hard time and mailed the “gift” back to me with a note: “I think you need this.” It literally brought me to tears; not sad tears, happy tears. Knowing that my gift had come full circle.
This is a very special gift...
The project starts with the poem:
Gathered my materials
Then I cut (with a serrated kitchen knife) some Styrofoam into small rectangles.  The size and shape is entirely up to us.  I just use what I have on hand.  Now the “box” had to be wrapped. The very first time I made these I used Christmas wrapping paper; but now I wanted it to span all holidays/events so I used brown craft paper that came as packing material in the last shipment of dog food we got.
I used small amounts of hot glue to seal the back and sides of the wrapping paper.
Tied on the kitchen twine; but you certainly can use ribbon here.
Suggested materials:
  • Styrofoam   (had on hand)
  • Wrapping paper   (had on hand)
  • Twine/ribbon   (had on hand)
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  • K lenoro K lenoro on Sep 25, 2017

    Do u mail a big box of small "wrapped boxes"?

    Is there one poem attached to big box , or is the poem attached to each small box?

    **This is a great gift. I can't wait to do this.***

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