Wood Box Gift Decor

I have wanted to make wooden presents for so long. This year I finally did it.
Here are a few photos to show how I made three different wooden boxes.
8 furring strips cut at the size you want your box. Attach with liquid nails and a nail gun at the corners. Cut down plywood with a table saw to make a 5 sided square.
Drill holes for twinkle lights to fit through. Paint and calk the seams so the light doesn’t peek through the cracks.
Basically – make the same thing again only put the plywood together first and the furring strips as a border. The top piece of plywood will be bigger than the other four so it will cover the furring strips edge to edge.
I used a Dremel to cut out a Christmas tree shape in the center of one side and just burned a shape of one on the other three sides.
The last one was made with 8 furring strips – 2 for each corner. Border the top and bottom with furring strips then cut a plywood piece for the top. I used a staple gun to attach the chicken wire.
Then add lights and bows. The bows are stapled on.
The gift trio lights up our front porch.
See how the lights are inside each?
It looks like some special packages have been delivered right to our front door.
The first ‘gifts’ of Christmas Decor 2013.
View other Holiday projects and ideas HERE.
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Val Manchuk

Holly these are beautiful! Very unique idea!Val @ artsybuildinglady.blogspot.ca

Lisa DRA

I absolutely love your design….What are the sizes of these boxes???

Ritchil Shafer

Oh my goodness, I LOVE these wooden boxes! You are a genius!

Linzy labellevie

HI, these are absolutely brilliant, I am completely in awe of you right now! I'm showing this post to my husband tonight in the hopes he will make some of these perfect boxes for me. Thank you for post now following you xLinzylabellevie.blogspot.co.uk

Luisa Chandler

These are super cute!!! And thanks for the great tutorial. Pinning for when I am feeling ambitious!

Robin Johnson

Oh WOW! You've really outdone yourself with this one. Love, love, love it.

Christine Vandormolen

you had me at twinkle lights….you know I LOVE it!!!!

the cape on the corner

best thing I've seen all day! love this idea, and might be sending it to the boyfriend so I can have one of my own, lol!


Holly these are fantastic! Love the use of the chicken wire and burlap!!! PINNED, have to get the hubby to think about helping me with these for next year. The projects for next year for the fall and Christmas are sky high for the new house, LOL!!!!Cynthia

marty (A Stroll Thru Life)

This is so pretty. I love this idea. Hugs, Marty

Shabby chic Sandy

Those turned out so pretty–they really brighten up your porch in the evening–how nice! Great idea 🙂

Sally LoveOfHomes

Such a great idea! I absolutely LOVE your porch…it's always decorated perfectly!Sally

lisa f

Love this! You have the greatest blog and ideas. repinned this

Leslie Harris

What an awesome idea! I love these Holly!

Something Nice and Pretty

Wow! Really love these and they look adorable on your porch!

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage

Love your blog and especially LOVE these wood gift boxes! Who would have thunk……. wish I was that handy and my hubby not either. I love your \”down to earth\” style and everything is so fun and cottagey. I really appreciate how you give us instructions on how you made something. I think I could do this project if I would just make the time and get focused on it!

Leena Milligan Lanteigne

These are so cute, both during the day and at night! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Leena

Melissa Bo

These are so pretty! =)


Those are awesome! You are so creative and talented!

Jules from bles-id

Those are amazing! I thought they couldn't get any better … until I saw the picture taken at night! I can't even pick a favorite, they are all so darn adorable. And your directions make me think that I could actually (assist my hubby) make them. XOXO, and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! Jules

Deb Hrabik

Holly! Those are so original and fun. What an inviting welcoming. They are beautiful lanterns/gift boxes. Those are going to be popular. Thanks for showing us how,Deb@LakeGirlPaints


Love this project – especially the Christmas tree one.

JoAnn SweetPepperRose

Nice projects! I like the chicken wire box filled with lights.


So pretty! I have a hard time picking a favorite..but I really love that tree one! Nice job girl!


Gosh I just love those!!! I wish I was that handy:)


They look beautiful Holly, I liked the one with the tree cut out – it looks so pretty at night too!


How great are those and you made them. You are one creative person. Alaina

Christine Graves

Great project….Love them!

Becky M

Oh so cute! Love these! They seem simple and original!agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

Lee Dewsnap

These are very clever and really look pretty on your verandah.I know this is a bit of a strange question but how do you use the \”read more here\” using just one image and a short synopsis on your home page with blogger. I use blogger but have no idea how to do this?I would really appreciate some advice, I think it makes your page look more streamlined.Lee 🙂

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Katie Mansfield

These are probably the best thing I have seen in years. So cute and so unique! Repinning but I would have to have Bill make them for me. You are a rock star!


Those are so cute! I love how unique they all are too. The added bows are just the right touch.


Those are GREAT- What a fun idea and I love how they turned out! You are ON IT, chicky! xo Diana

Linda@Coastal Charm

Holly, These are soooo NEAT!!! I love the idea that you had with the cut outs.Blessings,Linda

Patty Rumaker

Adorable! I love them. Pinning!Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Denise Duffy

Those are awesome! You always come up with the most imaginative ideas. I bet those will be seen all over Pinterest.