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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Backpack Gift Boxes

colorful paper backpacks as gift boxes
After you've put together school supplies, back-to-school routines, bento lunches and new teacher gifts, do you start to wonder where your gift is?  It's right here!  So forward this to all your friends and maybe someone will make you one :)  

Or you could make one for a friend whose first child is going to Kindergarten, or whose baby is starting high school.  Then you just buy extra chocolate for yourself.  At any rate, these make a really cute first-day-of school survival kid for moms.

The backpack cut file is from Cre8ive Cutz and it's just 99 cents!  It comes with perfect instructions for putting it together.  And check out those little paper buckles!

back side of paper backpacks

I filled the boxes with the following items:
1--Pack of tissues
2--Small baggie of paper clips
3--Ghirardelli squares
4--Small Post It notes
5--Washi tape covered pen
6--Jamba Juice card

contents of gift box

To keep the flap closed over the top I used small pieces of adhesive velcro attached to the front strap and on the gift card holder in front.  It worked great.  Happy back-to-schooling!

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  1. This is a super cute idea! Do you have to cut out the pieces yourself or will it work with the silhouette?

    I would love it if you linked up with our link up party this week!

    1. Yeah, the download includes SVG, PDF and MTC files, so I cut mine with my machine!

  2. Hi Stephanie! This is the first time I see these back pack boxes, they are rad! Visiting from 52 mantels party ;)

  3. These are so adorable! I love everything about them and especially the part of being able to have the rest of the chocolate for myself :) LOL!
    Beth's Beauties

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  5. These are just fantastic!!
    Such a creative idea and such a beautiful result

  6. The cutest thing! I want to make some, and I don't even have little ones around. Nice gift idea, though. I found you at Handy Man, Crafty Woman Linky.

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