While on a recent shopping trip to Crate & Barrel, Ryan noticed these absolutely beautiful gift boxes! They are officially called “Birch Small Gift Boxes" and they are made of pine wood with elastic and wood button closure. They are a great way to package gifts this holiday season AND people can reuse them for storage and organization afterwards! Wouldn’t they look great stacked up on a desk or shelf? They could be used to store crafting supplies too (or in this case Mochi, the Fluff Bear)! At $2.95 (Canadian), they’re a great buy, and there is a larger size available as well (I think around $5)! We thought we would share this lovely find with you all! Can you think of anything you could store in here, or do you have any gifts that could be packaged in these birch boxes?
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought I’d do a round-up of special Valentine crocheted projects that you could make for your loved ones or for yourself to celebrate ♥ The free patterns are available for all of these projects (click through the links to access them)!
Row 1: Valentine Teddy by me (my second ever original design!), Hearts by Little Birdie Secrets (I LOVE using these hearts to embellish cards- see here and here), Valentine Popsicles by Jennygurumi (her first original design!)
Row 2: Lovebirds by Lion Brand (a cute set that you can personalize with your own special colours, a hat, or maybe initials), Amigurumi Hearts by Roxycraft (perfect if you want a 3-D heart instead of the 2-D ones above), Sweetheart Bunny by me (my Valentine project from last year!)
Row 3: Heart Box of Chocolates by Red Heart (How amazing is this? These chocolates will last forever…and are calorie-free ;D), Valentine Envelopes by Lion Brand (such a cute way to send a special letter or photo), Chocolate Truffle Scarf by Twinkie Chan (super kawaii for chocolate lovers to wear proudly!)
Hope these give you some ideas of how you can add some crocheted touches to your Valentine’s Day! They’re a fun take on your traditional chocolate, flowers, and stuffies that are typically gifted for the occasion! Much love to you all ♥