Plus One Gift Box by Shanna

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.Perfect house guest welcome gift!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!Perfect house guest welcome gift!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!Perfect house guest welcome gift!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!Perfect house guest welcome gift!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).Perfect house guest welcome gift!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 ( 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

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