Now that Halloween has come and gone, it’s time to start thinking forward to the rest of the holidays!  As Christmas approaches (and trust me, it will be here faster than you want), one thing is always on my mind: gift packaging.  I like to present my gifts in reusable wrappings whenever possible.  It’s greener, and it’s like giving an extra gift!

The other day after I finished using a couple of pots of glitter, I set aside the empty containers, thinking they would be the perfect size for gifting a pair of earrings or other dainty gifts.  Using little bits and pieces from my stash, I turned them into teeny-tiny gift boxes that can hold treasured trinkets for years to come.

Project estimate:

  • Empty glitter containers, on hand
  • Spray paint, on hand or $1 and up
  • Nail polish, on hand or $1
  • Felt, on hand or about $0.33
  • Glue, on hand
  • Buttons or other small embellishments, on hand

Total:  Free and up

Start by giving your glitter containers a few coats of spray paint.  I did one of mine in a textured gunmetal finish, and the other in a hammered copper finish.

Pick a coordinating color of nail polish and use it to paint the inside of each little gift box.  I chose a dark royal blue for inside the gunmetal container and a shimmery pink for inside the copper container.

Cut a circle of felt to fit in the bottom of the gift box.  (This is great for using up some of those little scraps you’ve been saving!)  Use a few dabs of glue to hold it in place.

Glue buttons or other small embellishments to the lid of the gift box.  Now it’s ready for giving the teeny-tiniest of gifts!