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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas gift boxes 2013: not food.

In a stunning turn of events, this year's Christmas boxes do not contain food! (I always made gift boxes for my very large family and hard-to-shop for friends).
Instead I made "game night" boxes inspired by Design Sponge (P.S. Stay away, it's worse than Pinterest).
The boxes contain domino coasters and card-motif highball glasses, plus a pack of cards, peanuts, and some card game instructions.

I'm not sure what my Church of God grandmother is going to think about these, but I think they're just adorable. I used a strong waterproof glue to adhere the wooden dominoes to sheets of cork. The dominoes are from Tin Toy Arcade, and weren't expensive at all. The glasses were $72 for a case (which made 8 sets) at Caire restaurant supply in midcity. I painted them with food, dishwasher, and microwave safe glass paint (I did do some sets in gold like Design Sponge's, but the paint was very translucent and I didn't like it as much as the red and black).
I'll let the reviews come in before I decide if I should go back to food gifts for next year.

What are you gifting coworkers/family/hard to shop for types?

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