The Craft Patch: Punch A Present Gift Idea

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Punch A Present Gift Idea

I forgot to share this Christmas gift idea, so I thought it would be a  good time now since Valentine's Day is right around the corner. I am a Price Is Right fan (I've even gone to a live taping...but I didn't get on stage for my chance to win a bedroom set), so when I saw the idea for a present punch board, I knew I had to make one. 

The original idea I saw had brown paper bags taped to the back of a piece of poster board. But I gave mine as a Christmas gift and had some heavy items that just wouldn't work in a paper bag. So I made mine out of a cardboard box.
Punch A Present Christmas Gift

Want to make one? I put together this video tutorial to show you exactly how to make one.



I gave this to my college-aged brother, because I thought he would get a kick out of it. I think he thought I was a little crazy, but it was pretty fun to watch him open it.

Obviously kids would love this. But really, anyone who is a kid-at-heart would too.

I think it make a perfect spouse gift for Valentine's Day. Some ideas for what to put inside:

1. All his favorite treats: jerky, nuts, soda pop, chips...whatever he loves.
2. Romantic items: long-stemmed glasses, a bottle of sparkling cider, intimate apparel, chocolate-covered strawberries. You get the idea.
3. Hobby stuff: new golf balls, fishing flies, etc.

13 comments:

  1. I love this idea! We used it to make my nephew's gift. I'm excited for him to "punch" them out!

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  2. This would be great for office parties as well ..each person picks a different hole..so no one can pick the gift based off of size or who they seen bring it in..:)

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  3. Great idea! Can you tell me where you got your box? Thank you!

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    1. It's just a regular old cardboard box covered in white butcher paper. You can buy cardboard boxes in the mail/packing section of stores like WalMart or even better... get them out of the cardboard-only recycling dumpsters behind big stores like TJMaxx or Bed Bath and Beyond. Hope that helps!

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    2. how did you put together the walls/shelves in the back? can you give me a little more details on how to make them sturdy enough to hold the presents?

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    3. I cut pieces of cardboard to fit snuggly, then used strong tape to hold them in place. I will try to get a picture of the inside soon.

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  4. Great idea! can be adapted as and advent calendar or 8 days of Hannukah gift

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    1. It would be really fun as an advent calendar/Hannukah gift. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. what if they punch the present and it hurts to punch it lol

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    1. Ya, so you probably shouldn't give someone a new knife this way. Haha.

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  6. Where can I find the letters u used??

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    1. It's a free font from dafont.com. The name of the font is Budmo Jiggler.

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