We have some house guests coming for the weekend and I wanted to put a little gift box together to set on their dresser when they arrive. I think it is fun to provide guests with a couple things that might make them feel more at home. For the gift box I didn’t want to go out and buy a generic box so I asked my husband to picked up a couple cigar boxes from the local shop (they will just give them to you for free) and I simply covered it with Plus One paper using spray adhesive, it was super quick and easy.From there I just gathered my supplies and took the time to make each one special. I love adding little personal touches to let them know we love them and are SO glad they are here!The tags from the Plus One collection are PERFECTION for a quick project like this because they come already put together, with the sewing down the middle. It just adds that special touch to make it pop! What I love about the clips is that they can take those off and use them again on their own projects!We also had a t-shirt for the box from my Mother-in-laws recent trip to Tahiti instead of just putting it at the bottom I decided to add the adorable Amy Tangerine ribbon to hold it all together. Anything is cuter with yellow camera ribbon on it!For me part of putting a gift together is taking something ordinary and adding just a little something to make it stand out. Instead of just throwing in some chocolate (for any late night munchies) I put them in a tiny mason jar and then made a little tag to sit inside the lid, it just pulls it all together (one or two candy corn M&Ms might have been eaten in the making of this photo).What I love about using a line like Plus One for this project that is it makes it look like a cohesive gift when in fact you will find anything from champaign to marshmallow fluff (….my brother-in-law loves it!) in there! This helps me pull it all together and is sure to put a smile on your houseguest’s face!
Have a wonderful day! Shanna