One of my favourite parts of the holidays is fancy wrapping all the presents.
Seriously! I take great satisfaction in looking under the tree and seeing a heap of gifts, wrapped in shiny papers, curly ribbons and sparkly bows. I enjoy just as much as the actual presents, to be honest. Maybe next year we’ll just wrap a bunch of empty boxes and save everyone the money!
I think the right wrap can make your gift even more special.
After creating my DIY Gift Tags for Dog Lovers, I wanted to tackle an even bigger gift wrap challenge: gift boxes for dog lovers. At first, I head my heart set on a dog bone shaped box, but so far, I haven’t perfected the design. (I will though and it will be glorious!) After some careful though and consideration, I decided to make tiny dog houses out of card stock.
These tiny gift boxes are 2.5″ x 2.5″ square and a cute & easy way to wrap small gifts for the dog lover in your life (or to fill with snacks for your favourite dog!)
The best part? They’re SO EASY.
Here’s what you need:
The Kol’s Notes Dog House Gift Box template (Click here to get it.)
1/4″ Holiday Ribbon
Print the dog house gift box template on your card stock. (Make sure you’re using cardstock and not just scrapbook paper. Scracpbook paper is too lightweight and your box will have trouble holding it’s shape. If you can’t find patterned cardstock, you can use plain cardstock glued to decorative scrapbook paper to get the best of both worlds.)
Cut out your box and draw a dog door and greeting onto the front. This is also super cute if you put the gift recipient’s name over the door.
Fold the box along the dotted lines. Place glue on the flaps of the left & right panels. Press paper together and allow glue to dry. (If necessary, you can use clothes pins to hold the sides in place while the glue sets.)
Fill your box with something special for a special dog lover. I think these are perfect for holding jewelry.
Cut a 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle out of black cardstock. Fold in half and use the scissors to cut a 1/4″ slit on either end of the piece. Thread the ribbon through the slits.
Sit the roof on the dog house base and secure in place with the ribbon, tying it with a neat bow on top.
That’s it! Present your gift to someone you care about and see them smile.
Welcome to Day 12 of the #Advent4Dogs Giveaway!
(I can’t believe we’re on Day 12 already! The Advent will be over before we know it!) With the help of our festive co-hosts Dogthusiast, Heart Like a Dog, NEPA Pets, Wag’n’Woof Pets and Dizzy, the Kol’s Notes elf, we’re counting down to the holidays, sharing our tips and trick to survive ‘em in crazy dog lady style and putting the wag in “swag” with 24 awesome giveaways and one Grand Prize package worth more than $1000 that will knock your stockings off.
Today’s #Advent4Dogs giveaway is sponsored by For Love of a Dog.
Sue loves dogs. That’s why she’s been creating one of a kind artisan jewelry for dog lovers since 1991. Each piece created is one of a kind, which means that if you see something you like, you’d better snap it up fast. Once it’s sold, there won’t be another like it. Each unique piece is accented with lamp work beads, ceramic charms and other beautiful details.
Fetch For Love of a Dog Jewelry and you’ll find barking good gifts for that dog lover on your shopping list that appreciates unique hand crafted accessories. Choose from specific dog breed jewelry, mutts dog jewelry, plus dog bone, dog mom, dog rescue, paw print and rainbow bridge jewelry. Even some cat and horse lover jewelry. Don’t miss the dog breed Christmas ornaments! Free standard shipping to US addresses.
Plus, right now, you can save 15% off by using code ADVENT (case sensitive) at the check out!
Minimum purchase $24 and good until 12/31/14.
Today’s winner will receive two pairs of hand crafted earrings for dog lovers: One pair “I (heart) my Dog” hearts with jet black crystals and one pair with glass dog bones dangling from turquoise gemstone hearts, in the winner’s choice of pierced or clip on.
We’re also adding two pairs of earrings from For Love of A Dog to our Grand Prize package, along with $100 Gift Certificate to theArtofAJ.com, a silicone bone baking tray & Chilly Mat from Hugs Pet Products, a recycled glass pet bowl from PawNosh, a dog Spinny Puzzle from Nina Ottosan, a Blue Laamb Charm Bangle, a Treat & Train Remote Treat Dispenser, a pet portrait embroidery hoop, the Dieting With My Dog book series, a prize pack of Cloud Star Buddy Biscuits, and a leather, laser engraved dog collar, a Big Foot Paw Bed and a P.L.A.Y. toys.
To enter, leave a blog comment telling us how you feel about holiday gift wrapping. Do you love it? Do you hate it? What do you think it would be most useful for? Then complete the Giveaway Tools entry form.
Have you missed any of our #Adventfor Dogs Giveaways? Click here to visit the Advent4Dogs giveaway page, check out any giveaways you might have missed and to check out all the sponsors for this great giveaway event.