This Valentine's Day, make your gift even more romantic by nestling it in a carefully crafted gift box. By taking some time to transform a plain gift box into an original work of art, you can ensure that your present tickles your Valentine's fancy before she even discovers what's inside. Transforming a gift box from ordinary to extraordinary is an easy way to make your lover's February 14th even more romantic.
Decoupage Photo Box
Make the box for the Valentine's Day gift
a reusable piece that is as delightful as the present it contains. Instead of a flimsy gift box, select a firm cardboard option. Gather an assortment of images of you and your partner and make copies of them. Mix one part school glue to two parts water and brush this mixture on the back of each picture; then place the images on the box. Allow them to dry for several days before shellacking your creation to ensure that it can stand up to the wear and tear of daily use.
Fresh Flower Delight
Instead of giving your Valentine a gift and flowers
, combine the two by creating a fresh flower-covered gift box. To create this box, purchase a firm cardboard or wood gift box and flowers with a wide face, such as Gerbera daisies. Several hours before you plan to give the gift, clip the heads off the flowers and attach them to the lid of the box with hot glue.
Don't dedicate all of your decorative energy to the outside of the box--save some for decking out the box interior. To start, type some words that are distinctly relevant to you and your recipient. For example, if you met in Paris, you could type out French phrases. Print these words out, cut around them and glue them inside the box. Upon opening her gift, your Valentine will not only see that you dedicated extra care to the preparation of her present, but she will also be reminded of the good times you have shared.
Flower Petal Fillers
Instead of plain Jane tissue paper, use flower petals
as a romantic way to line a gift box. Purchase a collection of flower petals, or buy roses and pluck the petals yourself. Place the Valentine's gift in the box, then pile the petals atop. As your recipient digs through these floral beauties to find her gift, she will see just how romantic you can be.