Day 1: Loves Notes Box Tutorial

Saved pennies spilling out of a Santa stocking.

lovenotesWelcome to Day 1 of Pennywise Presents.  We can’t wait to kick off this series with an awesome tutorial from the Eighteen25 girls.  They made a Love Notes Box with a full tutorial and free printables… 


Hi Infarrantly Creative readers!!
We’re the sisters from Eighteen25 and we’re so happy to be here today.
We came up with a fun project that would make a great little Christmas gift for anyone on your list.
(well, almost anyone)
The Love Notes Box

What You’ll Need:

  • an unfinished wood box (got ours at Hobby Lobby $4.99 but on sale for 50% off. about $2.50)
  • metal handle (from Hobby Lobby too $5.99 used a 40% off coupon. about $3.60)
  • spray paint (we used Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze about $3.00)
  • the following free downloads…  
  • Download Lovenotes  
  • Download Lovenotescards  
  • Download Lovenotestags
  • ribbon (from our stash)
  • 3" circle punch (or you could trace the top of a cup)
  • 3 3/4 " white scalloped circle (cut with the Silhouette or  Cricut)

STEP ONE: Gather all of your supplies and print off all the downloads. Cut or punch out the 3" tag and back with the scalloped circle.

STEP TWO: Spray a few coats of paint on the box.
STEP THREE: Once dry, attach the handle to the top of the box. (We used E6000 glue)

STEP FOUR: Attach the 3" round tag to the front of the box. (We used glue dots)

STEP FIVE: Tie the instructions tag onto the handle with ribbon.

STEP SIX: Fill the box with blank love notes cards.

STEP SEVEN: Make one for yourself. Your family will have so much fun leaving each other random love notes throughout the holidays and every day after.
Awesome gift idea wouldn’t you say?  My husband (a words of affirmation lover) would adore this…filled with sweet love nothings of course.  Click on over to the Eighteen25 girls for some more inspiration.  Here is a sneak peek of what they are sharing on their blog today.

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  1. On the Love Notes tag I think there is a mispelling in it. It probably is suppose to say to, for another member IN your family or another member OF your family. I love this idea and think I'm going to save them for a pre-valentine's day gift for some families! Thanks!

  2. Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage says:

    Can't wait for the rest of your series!! 🙂 Love making handmade gifts!! I started a similar series a few days ago…great minds huh…. 🙂

  3. Amy @ Positively Splendid says:

    I love this idea!

  4. Annie Wilcox Designs says:

    How cute and sweet is this. Maybe I can get my act together and make one. Thanks.

  5. Paige (Final Clothes-Out) says:

    That is seriously adorable! It would be good for things other than love notes, too.

  6. pk @ Room Remix says:

    So, so cute! I like the idea of the love notes and you could make more boxes for almost any other thing too.

  7. Love!! I did a whole box of love notes for my husband for Valentines day last year. He LOVED it! What a great idea to do it during the holidays! Plus….LOVING that teal box and LOVING that tag. SOOOOO cute!

  8. Mandy Crandell says:

    This is amazing! I have to try this!

  9. Glad we got Traci here to run spell check on the local blogs

  10. ADORABLE!!!! love the color!

  11. Jen @ says:

    What a cute idea! I love that. And such a personal project too – so fun!


  12. Molly Smith says:

    Love, love this box! What a fabulous idea and it would be a great for a busy person. xo

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