Intro: A Fun, Cheap and Easy Way to Make a Monetary Gift a Little More Personal
Sometimes people ask for money towards a big purchase or something else on their birthday, but giving an envelope is just so boring. So I wanted to find a way to make giving money a little more tangible. This is what I came up with...
Step 1: Materials
- a little (wooden) box, I bought this one for 1 euro
- some paint, I just used whatever I had lying around
- some giftwrap
- a design and a pencil to draw it on the box with
Step 2: Drawing
Either draw freehand or trace your design on the box. For me it was easiest just to cut the apple out and then trace around it.
Step 3: Painting
Just fill in the design with paint and let it dry a bit (or use a hair dryer).
Make sure the layer of paint is fully opaque, because if you have to paint over it again there's a lot more chance you'll make a mistake and end up painting over it 15 more times, all the while distorting the original design (yes, I speak from experience :), luckily that didn't happen on this one though).
Step 4: Done!
Line the box with the giftwrap, and put your gift inside. And that's all!