Handmade Necklaces and Gift Boxes
Posted 22nd July, 2008 inby Andrea
Thanks for all your input on gift ideas for our favorite nursery workers at the Rec. I decided to make them each a necklace, so I journeyed into the jewelry making supply aisle at Hobby Lobby.
This is what I came up with--very simple and easy since I'm a novice jewelry designer, but I tried to pick glass pendants that represented each of their "styles". The red necklace is for Jen and the tan necklace is for Margaret.
Either they really loved them, or they're really good at pretending they love something. They were both wearing their new neckaces when I came back to pick Ayla up from the nursery and kept going on an on about them.
Honestly though, the packaging was my favorite part:
I found a gift box template that I adapted slightly after printing it onto 12 x 12 paper to make these little gift boxes. (I recently acquired a large format printer HP Deskjet 1220C that I was thrilled to try out!) I used double-sided Scenic Route paper, initial chipboard letters, a little bit of ribbon and miniature thank you cards. It was pretty easy, and turned out really cute, if I do say so myself! Ayla helped stuff the boxes with tissues before we put the necklaces inside.