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Santa Gift Box Tutorial

by on December 13, 2011

Santa Box
Believe it or not, I’ve had this little box ready to go but created drama for myself this past weekend when I forgot about a Christmas party I needed to go to – I thought I had another week to prepare!!  I stamp with a group of ladies that have been getting together each month for about the past ten years.  Panic!  No way I could miss our annual get together – it’s the highlight of the year!!   Hmmm…what do to for 12 gifts that have to be made within 24 hours?  As you can imagine, everything in my world came to a halt – I was on fire trying to get ready!  I wish I had taken pictures of the cute little reindeer boxes I made but I didn’t have time to make extra (grrr…..).  Of course I left with 12 little gifts that were given to me.  In my heart there is nothing sweeter than handmade.  I’m eating all sorts of cookies and goodies and sailing high from the joy of being with good friends.  Speaking of friends, so glad you could join me today.  This box is inspired by something I saw in my local quilt shop, and a box made with Spellbinders™ Square Petal Box Top  fit the bill – that’s what I used on the top (Santa’s cap).  The same die template was used along the bottom along with Spellbinders™ Wonky Rectangles for the buckle on his belt.  His face is made with Spellbinders™ Nested Hearts.  Every once in a while you have to make something that makes you laugh. . . I giggled over this . . . more than once.

I put together a video to show you how to make your own.  There’s a detailed supplies list at the end of the video!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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Liz S.
December 13, 2011
8:11 am

Those boxes are really cute!

Barbara Bruder
December 13, 2011
8:19 am

Oh my!!!! What a cute Santa Box. Becca, it is a fabulous creation. Thanks for sharing your creativity

Rose LaQuay
December 13, 2011
8:20 am

How cute!! He just makes you smile, thanks so much for sharing and for the video tutorial!

December 13, 2011
8:20 am

Cute as a button. I’m so impressed with your talents!!!
Enjoy your day!

Cindie D
December 13, 2011
8:27 am

So cute! I love your ideas and the videos you do to help us creatively challenged ones to make the cute items you do.
Thank you so much!

Pam B.
December 13, 2011
8:28 am

Hi Becca, before I forget I hope you have a very lovely, special and wonderful Christmas with those you love. It was so nice to read all about your holiday stamping party. Your absolutely right, their is nothing more sweeter than handmade gifts, especially the edible type. YUM!

Absolutely love your Santa Claus box. That’s so adorable and cute, you truly are a multi creative, talented person. Thank you for sharing the tutorial with all of us. Can’t wait to attempt making my own Santa Box, I’m sure it will turn out a total disaster but I’ll have lots of fun and laughs during the process of making one. Blessings, Pam B.

Carol R
December 13, 2011
8:28 am

Adorable! Thank you for the tutorial. Have a Merry Day!

rose c.
December 13, 2011
8:31 am

That is just too cute.

Jean Pipp
December 13, 2011
8:33 am

Becca, what a fantastic box. I can’t believe how easily you assembled it with so little effort and hardly any supplies. As usual you have done a wonderful project. Thanks so much for sharing you outstanding talents…..Jean

December 13, 2011
8:37 am

wow…This is just awesome Becca. I love this Santa Box, and love the wonderful tutorial.

December 13, 2011
8:38 am

A lot of fun, Becca – & such a wonderful beard!

December 13, 2011
8:43 am

Oh Becca, you’ve outdone yourself again on this Santa Gift Box! I hope that I find the time to make a few of these in time to ship them to CA before the holiday! You make assembling them looks so darn easy on the tutorial. Thanks for the step by step instructions, you are the best!!!

December 13, 2011
8:49 am

Hi Becca ~ you are a creative genius! These boxes are so sweet. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful ideas! Blessings.

December 13, 2011
8:51 am

Had to pop in and write…OMGOSH!! SO stinkin’ cute, Becca!! LOL! This project made me smile :0)

Hope you are doing well…may the holidays bring you peace and happiness with friends and family!!! Love ya, friend! xo

Gloria Westerman
December 13, 2011
8:56 am

How adorable!!! What a sweet way to show you care to your friends….I just wish I was in your group…..I bet it great fellowship with them…..
Thank you so much for sharing….I will have to try to make one….but I can’t guarantee it will look like this….LOL

Merry Christmas!!!

December 13, 2011
9:08 am


December 13, 2011
9:21 am

another awesome gift idea Becca!! I’m gonna give this a try – thanks for the tutorial

Marge R. (mer)
December 13, 2011
9:23 am

Oh my GOODNESS, Santa is ADORABLE, Becca! You’ve scored big time with this darling idea and sooo easy/inexpensive to do!!! Now if I only had that box template?!!! TFS your fabulous directions; you’re the best!!!

Lynne N
December 13, 2011
9:31 am

This is so cute, TFS. Just love your stuff.

Marcie Smith
December 13, 2011
9:37 am

Adorable. Your Santa rocks.

December 13, 2011
9:45 am

How cute is that?! He made me laugh out loud. Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share your Santa with us. Have a blessed Christmas, Becca.

December 13, 2011
9:46 am

This is just too cute!! Great job!

Francie (Montreal)
December 13, 2011
10:04 am

What fun! Can you see the big smile on my face? It’s those wonderful Santas that are doing it to me. I love ’em to pieces. You are just so darn clever. You create feelings with your hands and paper. Thanks so much for a delightful moment in my day.

December 13, 2011
10:12 am

Love them! They are so cute! I will have to make some for next year. Tks for sharing these creations.

Marisa Job
December 13, 2011
10:19 am

So cute! Your work is just beautiful! I designed the boxes for Spellbinders, I am glad you use them quite often. Hugs!

December 13, 2011
11:01 am

Hi Becca, thank you for the tutorial. The little gift box is perfect for all my lovely grandchildren. They will adore it so I must have a go at making it myself. You are so inspiring.
Hope you managed to enjoy your party after all the panic.
Take care love Linda (UK)

Nancy Schultz
December 13, 2011
11:10 am

Your amazing Becca! Thank you so much for sharing the how to. This little Santa is adorable and will make great teacher gifts. Thank you and I love your work you are amazing!

Becky Green
December 13, 2011
11:13 am

Becca! Your Santa box is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!!!!!!!! WOW! Wish I was in your group!!!! You will HAVE TO make a little EXTRA box of your Reindeer & show us??????? I’m SURE I’m not the only one who wants to see!!!!! :) ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 13, 2011
11:16 am

Oh Becca, how very sweet. Just adorable and you make it look doable…(is that a real word). My husband watched the video with me and remarked on how beautiful your hands are. I’ve always thought that but never thought to tell you. Thank you Becca and God Bless You.

December 13, 2011
11:24 am

I burst out laughing the minute I saw these darling Santas. It’s a combination of your wonderful ideas, talents and playful sense of humor. Would love to see the reindeer too and imagine someone will have taken a picture of it at the party….they are irresistable! Know you had a great time at the party and lots of joy was spread around. Wishing you more of that and many thanks for all you do Becca to keep our spirits in check throughout the year. Sending you the same in return and much more.

December 13, 2011
11:34 am

These santa boxes are just too adorable. And you make them so easy to make. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

December 13, 2011
11:57 am

So cute. You have so much imagination.

December 13, 2011
12:32 pm

These boxes are just so adorable and I know a few children who would love one packed with sweets and chocolate for Christmas. What an imagination you have and carrying out your ideas appear to be effortless….to you! <3
Hope I can make this with the same ease as you did…..but I doubt it! LOL
Thank you for sharing.
LOL Eileen

Jane Super
December 13, 2011
12:50 pm

Becca, Thank you! What a great and cute tutorial. Hugs,

Denise Trottier
December 13, 2011
12:57 pm

This Santa is sooo adorable and seems so easy to make…thank you for sharing this technique with us…have a Happy Holiday…hugs…
Denise Trottier

Regina aka Mrs. Ham
December 13, 2011
1:04 pm

How cute are those. Thanks for the tutuorial.

Clarissa D
December 13, 2011
1:11 pm

Thank you Becca for sharing how to make such precious items. May the Lord keep you in His love.

Debbie B
December 13, 2011
1:51 pm

Cute box. That would be a great gift for anyone. Thank you for the futorial.

December 13, 2011
3:27 pm

Oh Becca, this is adorable!!!! You do such fabulous work. :)

December 13, 2011
4:38 pm

So adorable! Right down to his glasses!

Debbie Pamment
December 13, 2011
5:09 pm

WOW he’s ADORABLE – you always come up with such AMAZING ideas – your blog name is PERFECT – LOL. Thanx soo much for another awesome project and tutorial!

December 13, 2011
5:19 pm

wow, this is just the cutest. so creative. thanks for sharing.

December 13, 2011
5:30 pm

Awesome! I have not seen the box die

December 13, 2011
7:15 pm

Oh Becca — these Santa boxes are the absolute cutest! Love them. Thanks for the tutorial and for sharing your gift.

cindy Click
December 13, 2011
7:35 pm

This is adorable, and looks so easy to put together. You helped me with coming up with some gifts! Thank you so much for sharing. Looking forward to future projects.

Lisa Smith
December 13, 2011
7:35 pm

Just adorable. I bet the ladies loved them! One question, does that Spellbinders Die work on a Big Shot or do you have to have a Grand Calibur? Thank you so much for sharing this darling project!

Karen W
December 13, 2011
9:52 pm

Becca, thanks for the tutorial on the cute Santa box.

December 13, 2011
10:07 pm

Is he cute or what! Wish that you had gotten a picture of your reindeer boxes, I’m willing to bet that they were a big hit. I know what it’s like to discover that somewhere you lost a week! PANIC MODE! Glade that you were able to create them and enjoy your party. Nothing like old friends, esp. old crafting buddies.

Kathy B
December 13, 2011
11:19 pm

OMG, those are so cute, love them….

Debbie Z
December 14, 2011
5:20 am

Oh my gosh, if this isn’t the cutest handmade gift I have ever seen. It just made my jaw hit the floor. WOW! Loved that you did the video. Would have loved seeing the reindeer. I follow your blog faithfully and you never cease to amaze me. God bless and Happy Holidays!

lois skiathitis
December 14, 2011
6:42 am

This project is so cute and oh so very sweet. Thanks for the how to video Becca. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-D

December 15, 2011
2:28 am

Just love this great project!

December 15, 2011
10:23 am

bravo tres joli pere noel

December 17, 2011
2:44 pm

love, love, love this santa box so cute ….thanks so much for sharing it with me … i love your website too so much inspiration…makes me want to run to my craft room and start playing …..can not wait to create some for next year as i am finished for this one but i will def do a sample so i do not forget ……thanx so much for sharing how to make this on the video ….
Merry Christmas to you …..

venus fortuna
December 18, 2011
2:15 am

Hi Becca! The Santa box is so adorable! Thank you for sharing.
Merry Christmas!

December 22, 2011
4:50 pm

Oh my goodness! What a fab Father Christmas. Adorably cute!
Happy Christmas to you and yours, Becca.
Anne (UK) x

December 25, 2011
5:08 pm

Super Cute!