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It's Time for Gifts - Ten on the 10th

Welcome back to Ten on the 10th where a group of bloggers get together and share their ideas for under $10. Our theme this month is Gift Giving and I'd like to thank Katie from Let's Add Sprinkles for hosting this month. If you just came from Tammy at Patina and Paint, let's get started....
It's that time of year for gift-giving for mothers, teachers, and graduates and I've got an idea that can be customized for any of the three.  
This particular box would work for Mother's Day or for a teacher.  It started out as pallet wood and I cut the pieces to size.  Sorry, no sawing pics.  I like my fingers too much!
I made the box 12" long and everything was sanded.  
Of course I forgot to take the assembly pictures, but here's a peak at one of the nails going in:
Here's another shot of the bottom of the box:
It was time to decoupage and I use the same procedure every time.  You can reference it HERE

Remember to always separate the napkin layers so you only have one.
I tried to match the pattern along the edges for a smoother look, gave it a second coat of Mod Podge and it was done.
On a side note, you can paint, stain, or decoupage the inside of the box.  It's your choice.  I happen to like the look of the pallet wood so I left it unfinished.
It was time to fill it for under $10 so I went with a small plant, favorite candy bars and tea.  You can go lots of ways - nail polish, lotion, cookies, seeds and gardening gloves...you get the idea.  If you want to kick it up a notch, add a gift card for the teacher's/mom's favorite store.  For a graduate, you can choose different napkins for the outside and fill it with ear buds, energy bars, etc.   
The possibilities are endless!



It's Ten on the 10th so be sure to head over to Benita at Chasing Quaintness to continue the hop. Everyone is listed below, so be sure to visit each of them for more gift ideas.
Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!

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  1. Awesome idea and it looks so pretty! I love decoupaging with napkins!

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    1. Thank you, Susan. Napkins are so much fun to use for decoupage!

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  2. I love it. I've made planter boxes but gift boxes is a great idea.

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    1. I've made planter boxes too, Katie. Pallet wood is so versatile!

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  3. I would love to have this for myself. Great idea. Love how you decoupage your wood box. Love it!

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    1. Thank you, Terrie. I may have to have a giveaway sometime soon!

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  4. I love your box, but it's a l ttle late for Mother's Day. I'd have to find wood, then build the box, and then shop for gifts to fill it. I can save this idea for next year. The box is beautiful and I love the print you chose (napkins!) Very nice and any mom would love receiving this. Just get the ideas out before Friday - there's only 2 days to shop, make, and fill this!

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    1. Even if you couldn't get it made for Mother's Day, it's also perfect for a teacher end-of-the-year gift, or a gift for any occasion. Glad you like it, Barb!

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  5. Esa servilleta es preciosa y la caja que has hecho es pura artesanĂ­a.
    Besos

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    1. That is so sweet of you! Thank you for stopping by!

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  6. Ann, this box is beautiful with the napkin you've layered on it! Right up my alley with those roses... sigh!!! And who would believe it started life as a pallet?? Great idea and I can't wait to make one when we get our shop up and running. Happy to be with you again for 10 on the 10th.

    Happy Mother's Day to you,
    Barb :)

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    1. Thank you, Barb. Pallet wood is amazing. You just never know what it can become.
      Happy Mother's Day to you too!

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  7. What a pretty present! I love how you decorated the box. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. This is such a perfect gift, I love it!! So pretty and so practical!!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. I'm so glad you stopped by!

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  9. Love this gift and you have the option to fill it with items you choose. Not to mention it's pretty.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Cindy

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    1. So true, Cindy. You can make it fit any occasion.

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  10. Ann, this is so pretty! I love it! Great idea to decoupage with napkins! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Benita. Napkins seem to be my 'go-to' decoupage material these days! Enjoy your weekend!

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  11. Mod Podge makes everything looks so stinkin' cute and this is no exception! Love your idea.

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. Decoupage can really transform a piece!

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  12. What a super sweet idea! Love it.

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  13. What a cute idea...love that you used recycled wood!

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    1. Thank you, Patti. I love recycled wood!

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  14. Ann, what a beautiful gift! I'd be happy to get an empty one! And you make it doable. I have the perfect napkins to make one for tea.

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    1. Thank you so much, Jean. I like the fact that it can be designed for any occasion. I'm so glad you stopped by - come back again soon, won't you?

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  15. That is such a cute idea! I love that it can easily be customized for any occasion or person too. Pinned.

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    1. Thank you so much. I appreciate the pin!

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  16. the box came out amazing and I need to do this one day...very soon as we recently started undertaking "pallet projects" at home. Thanks for sharing this great idea with us at #OMHGWW.

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    1. I love working with pallet wood, Alice. I can't wait to see your projects! Thanks for stopping by...

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  17. Great project. I make "be good to yourself" baskets with a mix of homemade Epsom bath salts, sugar scrubs, soaps, sachets, etc. with a mix of bargain pens/pads/cards/candy/tea/lotion/etc. I find myself buying napkins for projects--which I haven't tried--yet!

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    1. This box would be perfect for your 'be good to yourself' baskets, Kathy.

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  18. So pretty, it's like two gifts, the contents AND a lovely box too keep.

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    1. Thank you! Who doesn't love a pretty box? Right?

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  19. This is an adorable project. I love the napkin you used. TFS with #OMHGWW.

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  20. Such a smart gift box idea, Ann. And that it can be used over and over is even better! Loved having this shared at Homestyle Gathering! Hugs!

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  21. What a pretty gift idea! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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  22. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely project at Thursday Favorite Things! I am featuring it at tomorrow's party.

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature, Pam. It's my pleasure to share!

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  23. What a nice little gift box-- and I love music notes! Thank you for sharing at Best of the Weekend-- I'll be featuring you tomorrow!

    Liberty @ B4andAfters.com

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    1. Thank you Liberty, I appreciate the feature!

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  24. What a fun challenge. Decorating with napkins is also an easy way to quickly customize the outside of the box too.

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    1. So true! Decoupage is an easy way to transform so many things.

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