Celebrate that special kid birthday with this Wicked Apple Gift Box DIY (and purse!). I was asked to participate in the #HallmarkAtWalgreens campaign, sponsored by Walgreens. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.
Wicked Apple Gift Box DIY (And Purse!)
I’ve never seen my son so excited. This summer he met a girl (yes, a girl!) that he became instant best friends with. It’s been magical to watch their kindred friendship bloom. Constant chatter, bursts of laughter, and in “cahoots” about everything – these two are inseparable. So you can imagine the screaming that occurred when he heard that his friend’s birthday was coming up. He got downright serious when he told me, “We have to make her birthday a good one, Mom.”
How can I let that kid down with a request like that? I can’t! Kids birthdays are so special, especially at this age when those birthday memories last a lifetime. That’s why we go all out for the special family and friends in our lives. Knowing that his friend is a big Disney Descendants 2 fan, we knew that a DIY Descendants 2-inspired gift box would be a fun way to celebrate. Find out how to make your child’s next birthday wickedly fun with this Wicked Apple Gift Box DIY (that doubles as a purse!) and how we made this little girl’s birthday extra special with the perfect Hallmark card at Walgreens.
Finding the Perfect Hallmark Card for that Special Birthday
Is it just me or are there a ton of kids birthdays over the summer? With so many birthday party celebrations this season, now is the time to stock up on those amazing birthday cards, like Hallmark Cards at Walgreens. I love that my local Walgreens always has an amazing selection of kid-friendly birthday cards featuring all of their favorite characters. A birthday for the ultimate Disney Descendants 2 fan wouldn’t be the same without that extra special card. So my son picked out this fun Disney Descendants 2 Hallmark card for his friend. He loved how this card included a pretty sweet Descendants 2 necklace with the card. “It’s like she gets another gift!”
He couldn’t wait to personalize his special birthday card. So as soon we got home, he sat to down to write his own personal message (I couldn’t help but peek over his shoulder!) as he wished her the best birthday ever. So sweet!
Wicked Apple Gift Box DIY (And Purse!)
There’s nothing like that unique Descendants gift to go with the perfect Descendants 2 birthday card. That’s why my son was so excited to make this matching Wicked Apple Gift Box DIY for his friend. A great holder for that special birthday gift, this box also doubles as a trendy purse after the birthday fun is done! Ready to get crafty? Here’s how to make your own:
What You Will Need:
- Circle Paper Mache Box with Lid
- Red Poster Paint
- Gold Glitter Paint
- Alphabet Stickers
- Green Cardstock Paper (I found some with glitter – just saying)
- Gold Chain – about 1 meter in length
- (1) Cinnamon Stick
- Hot Glue Gun
- Push Pin/Xacto Knife
- Start by painting the outside of the gift box with red paint. Multiple coats may be needed. Allow to dry between coats.
- Apply thin layer of gold glitter paint – enough to give your box a glittery shine. Allow to dry.
- Hot glue one end of the stick. Apply apple stem (i.e. stick) to the bottom portion of the box standing upright until dry. Cut out a single leaf shape out of the green paper. Hot glue onto the apple stem.
- Using a push-pin/Xacto knife/scissors/etc., make two holes on either side of the apple stem, about 6 inches apart.
- Tie one end of a string in a knot on the last link of the gold chain (leave about 6-8 inches on one end of the string). Pull the string through the hole into the inside of the box. Take the long end of the string and thread through the second hole to the outside of the box. Loop around the other end of the gold chain. Re-thread the string through the bottom of the same hole (back to the inside of the box and tie a knot to secure. If desired, hot glue the inside of the box at the holes to secure the chain in place.
- Now for the lid. Place alphabet stickers as desired onto the lid of the box. We chose “WICKED” for ours. Other movie quotes would be fun to add as well!
Place the perfect Descendants 2 gift inside and give to your special child for a wonderfully unique birthday gift box. The box doubles as a wicked apple purse too!
Kids’ birthdays shape some of the best memories of their childhood. That’s why we make sure that every birthday is extra special. I know that my son’s favorite little girl will adore this Wicked Apple Gift Box for her birthday this summer, especially when paired with this amazing Disney Descendants 2 Hallmark card that we found at Walgreens (oh, and an extra sweet personalized message from my son – wink, wink!).
How do you make kids’ birthdays extra special? Have you found the perfect Hallmark card to celebrate?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walgreens. The opinions and text are all mine.
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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That is super cute! I love the way it turned out, and I love how easy it is to make. It’s the perfect kids’ craf!
robin rue says
That came out so cute! I’m totally in love with this idea!!
Okay this is the most clever and cutest gift idea ever. I Love it and it’s super fashionable looking too! I think this will be a great idea to have the kids make for back to school gift!
Rach Ferrucci says
What an adorable DIY. It’s so simple yet looks much more complicated. It would be a fun back to school project!
Kelly Hutchinson says
What an absolutely adorable idea! My kids would have a blast making this DIY Wicked Apple purse.
Liz Mays says
Oh how clever! The Descendants songs are so popular right now! I think this gift box would make a Disney fan very happy!
This is such a cute little craft. Perfect for any Disney Descendants fan for sure.
That is so, so cute. We made a big deal out of Descendants 2 coming out. The kids would love to gift that card and purse to their friends.
Such a wickedly clever gift box. I bet my granddaughter would love to be the recipient. 🙂
This turned out so cute, that I want one for myself! LOL! He is just too sweet creating a special gift for his friend! She is going to LOVE it!!!
Adrianne Betz says
This is so cute! Super creative and much better than I would have done!
Joyce Brewer says
This is adorable. I wish I had a daughter who could enjoy this!
What a fun craft. My daughter would love making this!
AnnMarie John says
My daughter is obsessed with that Wicked song from the Descendants! Lol. I think she’ll love a gift box like this and probably use it for her own stuff too. It’s a lovely idea!
Veronica Solomon says
Super cute! I watched that movie on Disney Channel. The movie was great
shelly peterson says
Such a neat idea! This turned out really cute.
ellen beck says
That is a cute little project! I bet you could do it circle or in a square shape. I like how easy it is to put together.
Julie Wood says
What an awesome DIP craft idea! Your Apple gift box and purse really turned out so good. I would love to do this with my daughter!
This whole concept is so cute! I made a little heart shaped purse with a gold chain like that for my niece – lots of fun. Nice idea!