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.
#1
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.
#2
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.
#3
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.
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37 Replies to “Wood Box Gift Decor”

  1. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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

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