It can be a lot of fun to treat a new child to a special gift upon the arrival of the first day of school. These sweet little CP back packs from Ashley Cannon Newell make for a perfect spot to tuck away a surprise gift for a student, or teacher!
The school bell will soon be ringing for many students (if not already). So, I've prepared some back to school back pack gift boxes that parents, fellow students, teachers, or other education professionals can use. I made a couple of gift boxes - one for a boy and the other for a girl - to hold back to school supplies. But, you can also use these boxes as teacher gifts to hold a gift card or other goodies too.
To make the gift box, you will need the following supplies:patterned papera box or create your own paper boxembellishmentsvelcroscissorsstrong adhesivedecorative dies/stencilspencilscoring toolpaper trimmer
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- Measure all your paper to fit the box front, sides, and back and top flap. Cut flap by using a die as a stencil for a decorative edge.
- Remove the top of the box with scissors.
- Score patterned paper pieces that will wrap around the box.
- Cover box with patterned paper. Start with the sides, then cover the front and back.
- Add velcro behind the flap to have a secure closure.
- Add goodies.
On the boy gift box, I used the Boys Rule collection. I love how the 'Attaboy' patterned paper couples so well with the 'Pow' paper. I added the wood embellishment as a focal point and the stars for decoration.
These cute boxes can also be used year round as a reward for kids. If they score a good grade or get into an organization, this would be a great way to say "congratulations!"
Here is a view of the back. The straps are simply two pieces of cardstock. I love how the checkerboard pattern in the 'Cool Kid' paper contrasts with the pop of red.
Here is a peek at the top of the box opened. I cut a piece of velcro and adhered it to the box and the box top.
I filled my boxes with an eraser, glue stick, box of crayons, and a notepad.
I also made a girly version. The femininity in the Oh Darling collection is perfect for the darling student.
I used a die to trace the shape and hand cut in order to get the decorative edge on the box top.
I used Skinny Taste's stevia box, but you can use any box you may have sitting around your home that could be upcycled. You can also create your own box from cardstock too.
On the back of the girl's back pack gift box, I used patterned paper for the straps and love how you can two patterns.
Get ready to treat your kids or teachers with these cute gift boxes. They will surely love them. But, don't forget to have fun along the way!