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DIY Ornament Gift Box

Looking for creative and affordable Christmas gift ideas? Why not create rustic ornaments and give them away in a custom DIY ornament gift box? MountainModernLife.com

Christmas is just a couple days away but I wanted to go ahead and post this gift idea anyway. I LOVE wood slice ornaments and even made a ton more this year to add to our tree, including a wedding photo ornament.

Looking to give an ornament for the Holidays? If so check out this DIY Ornament Gift Box for wood slice ornaments! mountainmodernlife.com

Looking to give an ornament for the Holidays? If so check out this DIY Ornament Gift Box for wood slice ornaments! mountainmodernlife.com

DIY Ornament Gift Box

I know these are nothing new, but they definitely seem to be growing in popularity. Last year I added these as gift toppers for friends and family, but this year I thought it would be fun to make a chalkboard keepsake box to put some in, and give as a gift for Christmas.

Looking to give an ornament for the Holidays? If so check out this DIY Ornament Gift Box for wood slice ornaments! mountainmodernlife.com

Last month I became OBSESSED with a photo I saw on Anthropologie of chalkboard kraft wrapping paper. The mix of chalkboard with copper and greenery is perfection in my eyes. So I decided to use that to inspire this ornament gift box.

Looking to give an ornament for the Holidays? If so check out this DIY Ornament Gift Box for wood slice ornaments! upcycledtreasures.com

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Materials Needed for DIY Ornament Gift Box:

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DIY Wood Slice Ornaments (click here for tutorial)

Wooden Cigar Box

Chalkboard Paint

Spray/Craft Paint in different color for interior/paint brush {optional}

Spray Sealer

Copper Cord

Greenery from tree

Chalk

Scissors

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I knew I wanted to give away a set of 4 DIY wood slice ornaments so I purchased a wooden cigar box at the craft store for less than $5 to place them in.

Looking to give an ornament for the Holidays? If so check out this DIY Ornament Gift Box for wood slice ornaments! mountainmodernlife.com

I then spray painted the outside with chalkboard spray paint.

Looking to give an ornament for the Holidays? If so check out this DIY Ornament Gift Box for wood slice ornaments! upcycledtreasures.com

Once it was dry I painted the inside a custom mixed green color I had on hand. I used 2 coats on the inside. Afterwards I sprayed the inside and outside of the box with some clear sealer.

Looking to give an ornament for the Holidays? If so check out this DIY Ornament Gift Box for wood slice ornaments! upcycledtreasures.com

And here it is with 4 ornaments inside:

Looking for creative and affordable Christmas gift ideas? Why not create rustic ornaments and give them away in a custom DIY ornament gift box? MountainModernLife.com

I wrapped the box with some copper leather cord and tucked in a clipping from our Christmas tree. The copper cord was purchased a while back from the craft store for $3 with a 50% off coupon.

Looking to give an ornament for the Holidays? If so check out this DIY Ornament Gift Box for wood slice ornaments! mountainmodernlife.com

And here it is all put together, along with “Cheers” written in chalk on top. You could write the person’s name on it or any other holiday message.

Looking for creative and affordable Christmas gift ideas? Why not create rustic ornaments and give them away in a custom DIY ornament gift box? MountainModernLife.com

I actually did the same thing with a small wooden box I had on hand and placed a wood slice ornament inside. I think a small box is perfect for an extra special ornament like “Our First Christmas”, “Baby’s First Christmas”, etc.

I don’t know about you, but I’d be happy to get a gift like this on Christmas! I think it could also be a fun idea for a gift exchange. What do you think?

You may also want to check out these these digital holiday prints available in the shop:

Download this Farm Fresh Christmas Trees sign that you can print and frame to display in your home for the holidays! MountainModernLife.com

Warm up your holiday party, winter wedding, or other event with this vintage-style Hot Chocolate Bar Printable that says "Baby it's cold outside". MountainModernLife.com

Comments

  • cute wood :3

    July 7, 2015
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  • Lacey

    How did you get the ornaments to stay put inside the box?

    October 26, 2015
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  • Becky Christensen

    This tutorial has me so inspired! I’m thinking of making chalk boxes for gifts for my friends kids filled with chalk and colored pencils, crayons etc.

    November 18, 2015
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