Father’s Day is around the corner and I love to DIY just about anything. Gifts are no exception, and when I saw this fun little box from the dollar store, I knew just what to do. I’m so happy to be able to share this cute little DIY Father’s Day gift with you all, just in time for the big day next Sunday.
This awesome personalized/monogrammed box didn’t always look so rad. It needed a little craft paper, some mod podge and a $3.00 shoe shine kit to get there.
The box is from the dollar store and is meant to be a reusable gift box I suppose. It had hearts and polka dots on it, which might work for some dudes, but mine will probably think it’s a tad girly. So, I picked up three sheets of scrapbook paper with these cool skeleton keys and some textured black paper. I also grabbed a “W” for $1.67 from Michaels and I had some mod podge on hand. Other supplies I used included: scissors, paint brush, black craft paint, exacto knife, black bristol board and a glue gun.
I started by slathering some mod podge on to the box.
Then I simply stuck the paper on and started folding it to make the edges clean and crisp looking.
Here is the (almost) finished box. I did need to patch some of the sections with extra pieces, but you can only really tell from up close. I also played around with using a matte black paint on the textured paper and trying to make it look like worn leather. It’s not my greatest triumph, but it looks okay I think.
Here is the shoe shine kit I picked up at the dollar store. It’s the perfect size to fit in my newly “Manified” box (hmmm….. I think there might be a dirty joke in that last sentence somewhere…..) Lol!!!
Using my exacto knife, I made little dividers with some black bristol board I had lying around from a prior project. I cut little slits in the paper to fit them together into the shape I wanted.
And there you have it. A personalized shoe shine kit for a fun DIY Father’s Day gift. I think it’s pretty cool 🙂
When the box it closed, this is what the top looks like. I painted the “W” black and used some gold paint to accent it and make it look distressed. I then hot glued it into place on the raised up square section in the middle. Voila! Instant personalization.
To pull it all together and to show my guy how special he is, I put this Dad vignette together that I’ll keep up all week in honour of Father’s Day.
I gathered together items from around the house that were similar in colour and paired them all together.
This fun little apothecary drawer unit was from another project, which you can check out here ————-> Apothecary Medicine Case Hack
I added some photos to a little frame to further personalize the vignette. This adorable little wooden truck was found at a thrift store for $5.00. I had planned to use it for Christmas decor, but it works perfectly here. Yay!!!
If you’re looking for more inspiration on decorating for Father’s Day, click here ————> Father’s Day Tablescape
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, grandpas, uncles, superheros and role models out there. See you next time my friends,