Simple Holiday Gift Box

The Holidays are coming! Someone, somewhere, has an obnoxious countdown calendar telling us how many days there are until Christmas. Or an even more annoying calendar counting down the weekends until Christmas. I prefer to shut my eyes and hum Christmas Carols… and then work on quick holiday crafts like this Simple Holiday Gift Box that make me think that no matter how few seconds I have until the clock strikes Christmas, I’ll still be able to get it all done!

All week long, my Craft Lightning co-hosts, Angie from the Country Chic Cottage, and Aunt Peaches from her fabulous self-titled site, will be sharing holiday crafts that you can make in 15 minutes or less. And, we’ve enlisted our craftiest internet friends to share their super-fast holiday craft ideas as well! Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to check out all their awesomeness.

Simple Holiday Gift Box

To make this gift box, you’ll need:
Plain gift box
Festive ribbon
Faux Pine sprigs
Faux berry sprigs
Hot Glue (I used the awesome PINE SCENTED hot glue. This is awesomesauce)

Start by cutting two lengths of ribbon.

cut ribbon to length

Remove the lid from the box. Glue the ends of the ribbon around the sides and into the inside of the box. You’ll want the ribbons off-center so that there is plenty of room for the decoration on top.

glue ribbon to lid

Be sure not to use too much glue on the inside, you still want the box to close easily.

glue to inside of lid

Pull off a couple of the berry sprigs.

pull off pieces

Wrap the pieces around the ends of the pine sprigs to make a little bundle.

secure together

Tie ribbon to the end of the bundle.

tie bow

Glue the bundle to the package, where the two ribbon ends cross.

glue to box

Your box is complete! Set it aside so that you can put in a pretty scarf for a friend, or grab something off a shelf to give as a white elephant gift at the office party. The gift inside might be garbage, but at least the box is pretty!

holiday gift box

And check out these other fun holiday gift ideas!

How fun (and easy!) is this photo ornament from Tracy at Scrappy Chick 101!?

15 minute photo ornament


Michelle from Michelle’s Party Plan-It made these cute glasses and coasters great for a party – or to make a family meal extra special! 15-minute-holiday-craft-2

Go Mad for Plaid with Jessica from Mad in Crafts’ plaid ornament. 15-Plaid-Rag-Ball-Christmas-Ornaments_thumb


This fingerprint ornament from Busy Mom’s Helper is a great way to craft a precious memory! Craft-Lightning-Main

Over at Duct Tape and Denim, Ann made these adorable photo holder blocks. JOY-Vintage-childrens-wood-block-photo-holders-tutorial-DuctTapeAndDenim.com_


Shelly from Dolen Diaries made this stamped and ruffled gift tag. These are sure to dress up any gift! sew-and-stamp-ruffle-christmas-gift-tags


And how adorable is this card from Ashley at Cute as a fox? I love this simple snowman card! Snowman-Card-Title-427x640

Be sure to come back tomorrow and all week long for more fast and fun 15-minute-or-less Holiday Craft ideas!


  1. Great idea my friend!


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