Monday, November 14, 2011

Whimsy Gift Box with Magnets

Hey guys! Thank you for all of your birthday wishes! You are too sweet to me :) I had a great day and weekend and I believe you when you tell me that 30 is just the beginning!

I wanted to show you another gift idea that you could make for friends or loved ones this holiday. I used the Whimsy Stack which has been around for a couple of years. I love how we are DCWV are always ahead of the trend because 2 years later, this stack is right on with other lines that are out there!


The colors in the Whimsy Stack are gorgeous and I love the little owls, bunnies and birds.


First off, I covered the lid of a Altoids box. You could use an empty mint container and paint the outside of it to cover up the packaging. Or you can buy empty ones HERE. I used Mod Podge to glue down the paper, inked the edges and then applied another coat of Mod Podge.

 

When you open up the box you have 3 little coordinating magnets. I covered old game pieces or you can use some cut down wood scraps. I applied the paper to the game pieces in the same process as the cover. Mod Podge, ink, Mod Podge.


Added a magnet to the back of and there you have it! They are fun because the stick to the inside of the tin. You could easily tie a ribbon around the container and add a little tag. 

I will be making a few sets of these for some neighbors but I think I will use some of our new Christmas papers. What do ya think?

Side note: I wanted to tell you a new way that I will be picking weekly giveaway winners. I see the traffic that our blog receives and I know a TON of you are stopping by everyday. Which I absolutely love!! But no one leaves me comments and I really want this blog to be interactive so I can hear from you and what you think of our products and our company! So every Monday I will pick a couple winners from the comments from the week before. So every day, be sure to leave a comment when you stop and see our projects! So today, I want to giveaway stacks to: 

Nikki said...

Beautiful Stack and what a great project!!thanks for sharing
Nikki C
and

Chris D. said...

Happy Birthday Erin! Have a fabulous day!




Email me your addresses and I will get prizes out to you :) erinmadsen@diecutsinc.com

Can't wait to hear from more of you! That is one of the best perks of my job :)

See you on Wednesday!


88 comments:

  1. I have way too many tins of all sorts - now you have shown me exactly how to do the tops. Love the magnets too, but wouldn't it be fun to do up some 1" strips of paper and cover candy to match the outside ? And thankyou for having 8x8 pads - much more cardmaker-friendly !

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  2. Oh! I love the magnets in the little tin! I believe I have a mint tin here somewhere! I'll have to try this!

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  3. This is a really cute project -- I really do enjoy the inspiration you provide. Sorry that I am guilty of being one of those readers who isn't great about commenting. I really do appreciate all the work you put into this blog and get some great ideas from it.

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  4. What a fun idea! I was away from the computer all weekend so I apologize for the late birthday wishes...Happy Happy Birthday!

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  5. These are great Erin and they would be so cute in the Christmas paper!

    Leslie

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  6. This is a great idea Erin! I think it would be great with Christmas paper, but I like it with just this Whimsy paper to use year round. I am struggling to come up with gifts that are not Christmasy - you know, so that they can be used year round and not just at Christmas.

    So glad you had a nice birthday :) Love the comment prizes idea! Thanks for being so generous!

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  7. Love this stack. Why don't I have it in my collection yet? Hmm... Christmas??? :-)

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  8. Cute idea. I love little fun gift ideas like this.

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  9. This is a great idea! Glad that you had a great birthday! I loved my 30's so much! 40's aren't bad either! :)

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  10. Oh, Erin, this is a sweet stack. Love the papers. What a cute project. Wish I could find more of your current stacks at our local stores. Seems like A.C.Moore, Michaels and Joanns order a year in advance and don't ever have the new ones. Boo Hoo!

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  11. This is a great idea! However, I've got a question. It seems like every time I use Mod Podge, it seems to be sticky no matter how long I let it dry. For example, I've got a trunk that I decoupaged about 4 years ago and things still stick to the top of it. Any ideas on how to prevent this from happening? Thanks!

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  12. Love the magnets-what a great idea for old game pieces!

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  13. These are fabulous! I'm going to have to try this. Thanks for the idea. I like Liz's idea too about the candy. : )

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  14. Very cute! And I actually really love that the paper isn't all over the sides of the tin. I've tried that and while it looks nice, it's a serious pain to do. This looks great with just the lid covered!

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  15. Carol-Check out the Hard Coat Mod Podge it will give you a little harder finish with NO sticky :)

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  16. This is darling -- will have to think about this for Christmas!

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  17. i like the idea of the covered box. and i'm glad you still use the older stacks. happy birthday too!

    ~Melanie Rozwood

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  18. Cute!! Your papers rock!!! :)

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  19. Ooops, forgot to add something to my comment. Erin, when is dcwvdeals.com ready? Thanks! Can't wait! :)

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  20. great project,. DCWV rocks:)
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  21. Hi Erin...fantastic tin/magnet idea...will have to make some of these for some co-workers : )

    Happy belated b/day btw...I too am a November girl : )

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  22. What a great idea you could personalize for each persons likes or their favorite colors. and they would make great teacher gifts.

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  23. Super cute idea!
    craftin-on-my-door.blogspot.com

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  24. i love this idea! and this mat stack has certainly seen better days from me!

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  25. very cute project. dcwv is probably my most favorite paper to use for crafting.

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  26. Love the tin and magnet idea, cant wait for your DCWV Deals FB to be up and running and shipping those wonderful stacks around the world!

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  27. What a fun way to use recylced products!!

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  28. Erin! Thank you for picking my name! I'm so honored! I love this magnet tin idea! It would make a cute stocking stuffer!

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  29. That's a very cute idea! You're so creative!

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  30. Great idea! You could put pictures on the game pieces instead of paper too :)

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  31. Really cute idea! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  32. What a cute and easy idea! Thanks!

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  33. I really love this idea, and the fact that it looks simple is a major plus!!!

    Amy V

    silly_girl_823 at hotmail dot com

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  34. What a great teachers gift for xmas-love it-thanks
    Tricia B

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  35. I have a lot of these boxes an use them to hold pins, sewing needles etc. I can't wait to cover them and possible make some travel sewig kits out of them.

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  36. What a fabulous gift idea! Love this and will have to steal it!

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  37. wonderful idea, great gift set. I think everyone has small old tins around to use for such a project. thank you for sharing.

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  38. Cute project, and I'm loving that stack.

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  39. Love this idea. It will make wonderful gifts.

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  40. I always wanted to make a project from an Altoid's tin, but I never have any!! Haha this is so cute. I love that stack. <3

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  41. Cute idea! And what a way to recycle! I've got to go look in my recycle sack and see what's in there! Thanks!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  42. I love this Idea and going to give it a try!! TFS!!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann♥

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  43. Thanks for the great idea! I have a larger tin I have been saving to make something pretty and useful, this may work!

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  44. This is such a perfect gift for all those little somethings we all need to give to hairdressers with a nice tip tucked in or to teachers with maybe a pair of movie tickets! I can see many uses for this sweet little box!

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  45. Great idea. Love your creative ideas and the paper packs are awesome. Really fun. Thanks.

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  46. Great idea! Love the magnets! I was at the flea market and saw a container of dominoes. I knew I should have bought them. They would be perfect for making magnets. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. This Whimsy collection is a must-have! What a great idea with the magnets/box. Thanks :)

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  48. Love this idea..I have some tins too. The Whimsy collection looks awesome!

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  49. Great idea, would make a perfect gift for a teacher.
    DawnRI

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  50. Supper cute i dea. Love the papers most everyone loves magnets great gift Idea. thanks for sharing. love the colors
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  51. Sweet magnets, great gift ideas...and I sure do love that Whimsy stack!

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  52. What a great idea! I have all of these supplies. I always give something handmade to my librarians each year. This is a perfect project for that. I also believe a gift card would fit in these boxes so you could give one of these with the magnets and also a gift card for their favorite store! Great project! Thanks, I love the papers, buy them all the time, and love the new projects you inspire me to do!

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  53. What a great idea, I always wonder what to do with those tins. I am going to try this. It would make a great gift card holder!

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  54. Your little tin is to cute! Love the paper.

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  55. ooooo...I really want to try this one!!!

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  56. Thanks for the new giveaways. That is so generous of you!

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  57. Great way to repurpose an Altoids container. It turned out super cute :)

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  58. I'm going in my craft room right now to make a bunch for family & friends......LOVE THEM!!!! Thanks for the idea!

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  59. What a cute idea. I will definetly be making a few of these for my son's teachers

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  60. lol, I was just thinking of magnets today and making some!

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  61. Thanks for the great idea, Erin. Great way to use supplies I already have. Save $$$ for gift-giving. Woohoo!

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  62. Very cute! I like how simple your projects are. I tend to get too complicated with mine and end up lost in the mess. LOL!

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  63. Great gift idea!!!!
    I love my Whimsy stack!

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  64. I love this tin idea! Can be done ahead of time, so when you need a quick gift it's there! Thanks for all your wonderful ideas!
    Penny

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  65. I love that tin what a great idea. Thanks for sharing

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  66. I love these magnets and especially love the template challenge. I went out and bought TWO stacks this week so I can enter the next couple of months!

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  67. Love the idea. Will definitely be making some of these to keep on hand for that 'occasion' when one needs something quick and you don't have the time to make anything. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  68. Cute idea Erin, I love my DCWV stacks and still swoon over older ones (esp. Once Upon a Time). Thanks for sharing xx

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  69. Cute idea! I know I have lots of dominoes around here and my fridge could certainly use some pretty magnets!

    ~Tracy

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  70. LOVE the Whimsy stack, so pretty -I will need to get my hands on that one ASAP! Great idea with the magnets, fun idea for making my fridge pretty!! :-)

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  71. Cute idea Erin! I'm thinking they would make great favors for Thanksgiving...if only I can find some craft time before then :) TFS
    Beth Anne in PA
    woody42997ataoldotcom

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  72. I love this idea!! I love it so much it is one of the gifts I'm giving away for christmas this year. Too many family members to buy everyone something and since we haven't won the lottery yet it makes it a little hard to LOL. I'm lucky though, I have bought so many stacks that I have the perfect prints for everyone on my list =-)

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  73. These are so cute! I'm new to the crafty/DIY world as I thought I didn't have the talent for it, but you have inspired me! I feel like I can do these things!

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  74. I think it would be fun to put a tic tak toe "board" in the top of the lid and then make small round magnets by adhering magnets to small flat bottomed glass domes for the game pieces and store those inside!!! I am going to try this today actually! I can't wait to see how it turns out! Thanks for the jnsperational!

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  75. Lots of fun ways to use your covered tin! I love the tiny prints on this paper stack because they can be used for all kinds of mini projects.

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  76. I absolutely love the paper on the top of your tin. Great idea! Thanks.

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  77. Oh gosh! This is so cute! I can think of a few people who would like something like this. I may have to make a couple as gift ideas...

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  78. Cute! I'm always looking for easy and fun last minute gifts.

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  79. I just love tins!! So many things you can do with them. This is a great idea! tfs!

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  80. Love these!!Thanks for showing!!

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  81. I was curious how you ink the edges? Do you use a marker or stamp pad? Does the ink just sink up - would love to hear your technique. Thanks!

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