Stationery Kit: A Handmade Gift.


This Christmas for the family gift exchange we had three nieces on our list. They are 13, 10, and 9 + all happen to be paper lovers. I have seen kits similar to this in the past (Suann made a lovely wedding version awhile back) and when I found the wood cigar boxes on clearance, well I knew this was the perfect opportunity to put some together.







Each of the kits were made slightly different (the patterned paper I used to line the inside of the box lids varied) but contained the same items:

-lined notepad
-miniature memory game (could be useful in babysitting, yes?)
-assorted trims
-Japanese masking tape
-tiny pencils
-personalized letter writing paper
-envelopes
-spools of colored bakers twine
-cute stickers
-tiny mushrooms

I really loved putting these kits together but my favorite part was watching the girls open them, then study each and every little thing tucked inside. It's exactly what I would do if I received a box full of tiny paper-ish treasures.

27 comments:

  1. Perfection, as usual. thanks for the tape link, just ordered some for me and my girls!

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  2. What a sweet idea. I am sure your nieces loved receiving these...I know I would.

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  3. i would do the exact same thing! just sit & look & examine every tiny detail closely. what a lucky group of nieces you have to get such a pretty (& useful!) gift.

    p.s. thank you for the tape link!

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  4. oh hello little box full of inspiration! as an ultimate paper freak ... i'm super in love!

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  5. So lovely! Makes me wish I were one of your nieces. :)

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  6. Any time you need a recipient to test the WOW factor of your gifts, I'm available. This is such a sweet gift.

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  7. What a beautiful gift! Japanese masking tape is the best. So many amazing uses! And those trims and spools of twine are so sweet! What a great auntie you are!

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  8. So, so fun! I am going to have to remember this idea next Christmas, My 3 girls would love it!

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  9. A stationary kit doubling as a treasure chest I would say (seeing as it's filled with so many delightful things!)

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  10. This is adorable. I love writing letters and such a thing would make it that much more fun!! You make things lovely!

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  11. so so darling; i love the idea and the beautiful outcome of yours.

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  12. where did you find the boxes? great idea!

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  13. Please share where you purchased the boxes! Gorgeous!!!!

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  14. These are beautiful! I found your blog through another blog that I happened upon and I love it! And of course I had to follow it, because I'm a Dandi.

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  15. that's cute.. things like this is my daughter's favorite. thanks for inspiring me to prepare a gift for her birthday's gift.

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  16. Thank you for all your kind comments! I found the boxes at a local craft store but I did a little searching and you can find them on Amazon. Just search for "unfinished wood cigar boxes" and you should see them. :)

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  17. I love this; what a great gift idea. My son would love something like this; he likes to write letters to his grammies and pappies. I actually got him a journal for Christmas, since he loves to write so much....this might make a great b-day gift; ideas are swirling now.

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  18. ooh, love this. i'm a new reader just exploring your blog, and i think this is such a perfect gift! great job. stationery fans [myself included] would be in heaven to receive a kit like this :)

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  19. What a lovely idea - this would be such a treat to receive (and use!_

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  20. I like it better if a gift is handmade. I find it sentimental because the person who gave it did a lot of effort just to make the gift.

    corporate gift baskets

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  21. this is an amazing gift!! Id love something like this. its a shame people don't write anymore ^_^ I still write to my great aunt in Toronto. She loves receiving cards and pictures just like me. ^_^

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  22. This is such an amazing gift. So sweet and personal and the perfect reason to start writing. I featured this on my Handmade Gift Ideas! http://www.throughtheeyesofthemrs.com/2013/11/30-handmade-gift-ideas.html

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  23. شركتنا من المتميزون في اعمال الاصلاح بدون هدم او تكسير من خلال شركة ركن البيت التي تقدم الكثير والكثير في عمل اللازم وتصحيح الاخطاء التي تسببها تسريبات المياه فنحن مثلا

    شركة كشف تسربات المياه بجدة تقدم خدمة لعمل الاصلاح بدون اي خراب ونقدم النصيحة للعملاء بالابتعاد عن الاعمال التي تؤدي الي هذا الخراب فتعاملك مع شركة كشف تسربات بجدة لديها الخبرة الكافية تساعدك في الحفاظ علي منزلك كما اننا نتمكن في اننا سوف نرتقي بخدمة لاننا نقوم بالعمل السليم لها كما يوجد لدينا خدمات العوازل التي تمنع التسريبات من الاسقف لكم والحوائط والخزانات من خلال شركة تسمي الاولي في مجالها لذلك نحن نقدم شركة عزل خزانات بالرياض التي تعتبر في عل الخزانات الارضية من الداخل بواسطة مواد متميزة كما نقدم لكم شركة عزل اسطح بالرياض لعمل العوازل التي تمنع جميع التسريبات في الاسقف

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