Today’s DIY gift wrap and creative card ideas post has been compensated by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser, Hallmark. I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community but all the stories, DIY ideas and opinions shown here are my own.
Don’t you just love a unique gift or a fun and creative way to present one? It’s so nice when you put that extra effort into a gift, giving it that personal touch. The recipient will know that it was well-thought of and that you do care. Remember the saying, “it’s the thought that counts”? That’s why I love adding personal touches to gifts – be it for a birthday, anniversary, Christening, or whatever special occasion you’re celebrating. So today, I’d like to share with you a DIY gift wrap and creative card ideas with the help of Hallmark Value Cards.
My really good friend’s son is turning 8 this week. She’s like my BFF here in Texas and they are like family to me. Her son loves to play games such as Lego, Minecraft, and many more. I was first planning on getting him a Lego Minecraft but couldn’t find it at the store. Then I saw some Lego robots from the Lego movie – the movie that he really loved. I was sold.
Instead of putting it in a gift bag as usual, I decided to make it more special and add in that personal touch that I was telling you about. I went to Walmart to look for a fun birthday card for a boy and found a robot one from the Hallmark #ValueCards aisle! I was ecstatic.
Did I mention the card was .97 cents? Hallmark Value Cards are priced at .47 and .97 cents! For that price, I can buy 2, 3, 4 or even 5, if I like. Oh, and did you know that Hallmark Card has Rewards? For every 5 cards you buy, you’ll earn a reward. I should have gotten 5, right? Learn more about the Hallmark Card Rewards Program here.
DIY Lego Gift Wrap and Creative Card Idea
So, after having found a robot birthday card for .97 cents, an idea came to mind. Since I’m giving him a Lego robot, I thought the gift wrap and card would serve as clues to make him guess what’s inside before he can open the gift. I already have a robot card, now I just need a Lego gift box. Time for a DIY!
- Party Table Cover in a lego color of your choice – I thought about getting the usual wrapping paper. But since I’m doing a lego box, using paper on the round top of the lego may not work. It will wrinkle and rip. I saw the plastic table covers used for parties and immediately thought it would be the perfect wrapping material. Plus, it’s just a dollar for a really long plastic. Score!
- Pool noodle – I thought about it long and hard – what would be a good round thing to use for that lego top? I looked all over the craft aisle but was doubtful. And then I saw someone left a pool noodle on the center display aisle. Hah! It’s the perfect round shape for about 3 bucks. I only needed a few, so the rest of the noodle can still be used in the pool! You don’t even have to buy if you have some at home.
- Knife or cutter, scissors and clear tape
Instructions for making a Lego Gift Box
- Begin by wrapping your gift with the table cover. Since it’s thin, you can double up the material so nothing shows from the outside.
- Once you’ve wrapped your gift, it’s time to cut the pool noodle into about 1 to 2 inches to serve as the top of the lego. Grab the noodle and knife or cutter.
- I’m using 6 circles for my gift box. It can be more or less, depending on the size of your gift. Start cutting the circles. Make sure to lay the noodle on a cardboard, chopping board or outdoors where nothing can get damaged or cut. Below, I’m only showing you the size that I did, but I cut my circles on top of a cardboard to avoid damaging any surface.
- Place the circles on top of the box. Position them to get an idea of how it will look like and if you have enough.
- Now begin wrapping the circles with the table cover wrapper and secure with clear tape.
- Lay them on the gift box and start taping them to the box. You can also use a double sided tape if you wish.
- You can now place your Hallmark value card on the gift box. And don’t forget to add a fun and personal message. I put mine to read that he has to guess what’s in the box before opening. Robots? Legos? What could it be? 🙂
- I taped the robot Hallmark card in one of the circles and positioned it slanted just to make it more fun!
I hope you enjoyed my DIY Lego gift box and creative card idea with Hallmark Value Cards. If you’d like to find more fun ideas from other bloggers, or to sign up for Hallmark Rewards, check out Connections for Hallmark.