Christmas Eve Box Ideas: Learn How To Make Your Own! [Video]
There’s no denying it: excitement levels that have been steadily building throughout December reach peak height on Christmas Eve! Whilst Santa’s elves are loading up the sleigh and the big guy’s putting his boots on, children across the land are desperately looking for ways to while away the hours until bedtime! Well now there’s a crafty way to keep the little ones occupied on the final day of the big Christmas countdown… a Christmas Eve box!
The idea behind these fantastically festive packages is that a small selection of treats and activities help to keep little ones entertained for one more day, (whilst their parents desperately get everything else done before chaos ensues on December 25th!) If you need some inspiration, we’re here with some fantastic Christmas Eve box ideas, to ensure December 24th goes smoothly in your house this year!
- Cardboard Box or Kraft Box
- Pinflair Buff-It Creams (or similar)
- Christmas Cardstock
- Pinflair Glue
- Printed Text (to introduce the box)
- Decorative Sticker Kit
- Fabric Flowers
- Tiny Gems
- Red Christmas Ribbon
There are so many inspirational Christmas Eve box ideas out there… Christmas Eve boxes can be created from wooden crates, sturdy shoeboxes… whatever you have to hand that’s appropriate to recycle. Gifts inside the boxes are usually slippers, nightwear, books, chocolates, and sweets — but, of course, it’s entirely up to you! You could include a puzzle book or a colouring book, a jigsaw or a small cross stitch project… think anything that’ll keep them busy for an hour or two!
If you find something that is a real statement piece and really stands out to you, use this as the basis of your design. In our case, this was the beautiful Create & Craft card… but it might be a sprig of holly, a Christmas card from last year, or even a small jewel that becomes your focus. It’s good to find a key central design for a project – we always love a good quote or sentiment!
Before everything else, find a box to transform into your Christmas Eve box. We found an old documents box of Wendy’s that seemed ideal for upcycling. Although it was a bit tatty and discoloured, we knew it could be transformed!
Completely cover your box with Pinflair’s Buff-It cream in gold. This will cover any marks and make it look immediately festive. We also distressed the edges with Buff-It cream in bronze. Alternatively, you could use Art-C Texture Cream or Crafty Notions Metallic Gleams.
Take a piece of thick Create & Craft Christmas card — we chose the one embossed with scrolls. We felt that this would add elegance and style. Glue it onto the top of the box with Pinflair’s All-Stick — an all-purpose craft glue.
We had already printed out a little ditty of Wendy’s on the computer (with a parchment backdrop). Write your own text, print it out, and then glue this onto the card.
Glue on corner pieces or other decorative shapes and decorate them with a festive paint of your choice!
Soften the edges of the ‘ditty’ card with layers of fabric flowers. Tiny gems make pretty centrepieces for the flowers. We also scattered a few little white flowers with pearl centres over the large embossed card.
As a final touch, tie a red ribbon around the box!
We decided that Wendy’s Mum and Dad are worthy recipients of this box. Christmas Eve boxes are a new trend and although they are mostly created for children, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be for parents or partners, too! — The Crafty Beggars
Will you be making a Christmas Eve Box this year? Let us know your own Christmas Eve box ideas in the comments below!