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Gift Ideas for Special Occasions
Gold Boxes with Pajamas

Gold BoxesA few years ago at Christmas, I bought some brown paper boxes – they come in various sizes and shapes - at the hobby store then sprayed them with gold paint. I glued Victorian pictures on them for the women and pictures of boats, airplanes, sports items, etc. for the men. I then used green and red hobby paints and sponge painted here and there (buy a good sea sponge and moisten it, wringing out all excess water, then lightly dip it into the paint and lightly dab it onto the box) on the boxes then sprayed over all with spray varnish. These need to be done about a month ahead of time so the paint smells are no longer there when you put the gift items inside. I included pajamas for each person, a bag of microwave popcorn, a packet of hot chocolate mix, and a gift certificate for the video rental store. The boxes were tied up with gold wired ribbon to which a nametag was attached. The tags were made of white cardstock cut 4 1/2 inches long by 2 1/2 inches wide. Use a hole punch to punch a hole in the center of one end so you can run a small gold ribbon or cord through for tying on the package. Glue a piece of fern on one side of the tag – the fern looks like a Christmas tree. To some of the tags, I also glued on a small stuffed snowman I had found at the hobby store. Write the person’s name on the other side of the tag.



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