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Best Ever Mothers Day DIY Gift...The Gift of Love

Updated on August 7, 2014

A Simple Heartwarming Gift Idea for Moms

This is a gift that you can never open....As it is full of Love inside. This really is the Best Homemade Gift for Mothers Day, a unique and beautiful kids craft activity, helping to teach them about the gift of giving and about Love. And letting the recipient know exactly how much they mean to you. It is a very easy and quick to make, and it was a favorite classroom activity with the kids in the classroom as a time filler for those tricky end of term holidays.

Nothing is more special than this Special Gift they can fill with their love, especially made for the ones they love.

Encouraging the children to think about giving and receiving, and the meaning of giving gifts.

Whether it be for a birthday, mothers day or fathers day....for any special occasion or person you wish to give the Gift of your Love that they can keep close to their heart forever, then this special present with a poem about love, is so simple but oh so cute and will mean so much to the recipient.

****Tissue Alert - Have Tissues ready! Granny Nana and Papa did indeed cry when they Got this Gift !*****

Photo Credit: Authors Own and should not be used

Print and laminate
Print and laminate

Filled with my love

In a box...

I first made this with the help of my mother, a box filled with love, really its filled with confetti, and my mum made us "bless" the confetti with our love, before we sealed the box, with the most beautiful poem attached to it.

And now, 37 years later, and as a family, finding it tough financially this year, and thinking of what to buy family members and friends for Christmas, I decided to show my own daughter who is 10 years old how to make it too, and to share the idea for others in a similar situation.

This was a great acitivity to sit down and complete together, and sometimes when the world is so consumed with computers, technology, iPods...it was lovely to sit at the kitchen table with her, like I used to do with my mother.

Here is the Poem

To:

This is a very special gift

That you can never see

The reason that it's special

It's just for you from me

Whenever you are lonely

Or when you're feeling blue

You only have to hold this

gift and know I think of you

You never can unwrap it

Please leave the ribbon tied

Just hold this box close to your heart

It's filled with love inside

From:

Print and laminate
Print and laminate

How to Make your Present

And fill it with love

What you will need:

  1. A4 paper
  2. sticky tape
  3. wrapping paper (appropriate to the occaision)
  4. decorative ribbon
  5. confetti, or even some rice

These items are not essential, Printer, Laminator

Firstly you need to copy the poem above onto a blank text document, or you can handwrite it for an even more personal touch.

Print this off and laminate (this justs helps it to last longer, we never had a printer or laminator in our house as a child)

A Box Filled With Love

So easy to make.....

  1. Fill an empty small box with confetti or rice, even a note wrapped up, anything that can be "blessed with your Love"
  2. Wrap your box in appropriate wrapping paper for the occaision
  3. use a hole punch to allow you to attach the Poem to the wrapped box.
  4. Tie the ribbon round the Box threading through the Poem, like a tag.

(See photos)

Homemade Gift ideas.....The Gift of love in a box - How to in Photos

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Fill box with confettiWrap up the boxCut the desired Poem for the giftTie and finish with nice ribbonThe finished pieceThe finished piecePrint and laminate poem
Fill box with confetti
Fill box with confetti
Wrap up the box
Wrap up the box
Cut the desired Poem for the gift
Cut the desired Poem for the gift
Tie and finish with nice ribbon
Tie and finish with nice ribbon
The finished piece
The finished piece
The finished piece
The finished piece
Print and laminate poem
Print and laminate poem

Kids Craft essentials - Laminator

Throughout the years, the amount of certificates, cute notes, and pictures you are given grows, but how many do you loses?

I keep all the special ones, in a folder, and laminate. To keep them in good condition. Having them laminated helps to protect them, and when people come to visit, my goodness they get to see the whole lot, it is a very cheap option and keeps everything neat.

kids love to show off, and this in turn gives them confidence. Rebecca is very proud of her achievements and we are very proud she keeps such a good record of them.

Scotch Thermal Laminator 2 Roller System (TL901C)
Scotch Thermal Laminator 2 Roller System (TL901C)

....remember to buy the laminating pouches before the check out!

 

Fun Activities for Kids - Written by LisaAuch

I love making crafts and have such fun with the kids always keeping them busy with activities. I love to share my ideas with you

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      Liz 3 months ago

      Where can I buy the little box with poem the box is filled with love inside can you help me please I'm not good at diy thank you

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      Carol Glass 11 months ago

      I remember this from a young age. Such a wonderful gift to receive.

      Would you know where to find the boxes in bulk?

      Thanks for the great memories.

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      Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      This is such a special and wonderful gift, and a beautiful family tradition passed down from mother to daughter! Thank you so much for sharing it. I'm sure it will become a tradition in many other families now, too.

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      Christine Hulme 4 years ago from SE Kent, England

      What a beautfiul idea! I always loved it when my boys made me a present, even if just a painting!

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      Ana 4 years ago

      I am simply amazed with this lens:) You are so creative, and I like the poem very much:) The gift of love is the most beautiful of them all:)

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      Lisa Auch 4 years ago from Scotland

      @Ruthi: Awh thanks ruthi so nice to see you too!

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      What a love-filled spirit you are, Lisa! I will be sharing your special gift throughout the year. A box filled with love is a wonderful idea.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 4 years ago from Northern California

      Christmas blessings.

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      pkmcr 4 years ago from Cheshire UK

      I very rarely comment on lenses but this one touched my heart with it's beauiful simplicity. It is blessed as I hope you and yours will be blessed this Christmastide and New Year.

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      RaintreeAnnie 4 years ago from UK

      This is a beautiful idea, how lovely:)

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      mcbvietnam 5 years ago

      Nice, I think i will try to make one for my daughter. <3

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      bossypants 5 years ago from America's Dairyland

      I received one of these from my mother in law (a very dear woman) and I thought it was so sweet -- because she genuinely meant the poem. Love your instructions and photos!

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      Spectresoft 5 years ago

      Some very cool ideas here!

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      OrganicMom247 5 years ago

      Lovely idea.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very good ideas. Thanks

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Christmas ideas and/or Great Gift Ideas are always Welcome besides, who can't use some inspiration from time to time! :D

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      nightbear lm 5 years ago

      Very beautiful and such a great idea. Blessed

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      marsha32 5 years ago

      I love when children made gifts....you know they are made with love and made special just for you. I sat the grandkids down this year and had them make things with the perler beads as well as make cards. It was a lot of fun and a special time for all of us.

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      Debbie 6 years ago from England

      What a lovely idea! my eyes watered when I read the poem! Such a nice idea to pass from Mother to daughter. Blessed by a tearful, but smiling, Squid Angel ;)

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      This is a lovely gift. Thank you for this beautiful gift idea. Appreciated!

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      Gayle 6 years ago from McLaughlin

      Thanks for blessing my homemade gift lens! Love your ideas! You are truly creative.

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      CelebStyle LM 6 years ago

      Great ideas - thanks for sharing - I always like to give homemade foodie gifts...like cookies or dinner or cake etc

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      Heather B 6 years ago

      My mother-in-law's friend's daughter made her a piggy bank out of loo roll. It was a very sweet gesture!

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      I love handmade gifts, especially very creative ones. My granddaughter and I will definitely be creating some of your special Christmas gifts! Thank you!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Nice idea for a meaningful gift to give and to get.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I received a commercially made box that was a magnet years ago, from my dear sister, who has now passed on. Everyday I look at that magnet on my refrigerator and remember the love we have for each other. This is a beautiful lens, and I'm planning on making one to send in a box of other things for my daughter in Afghanistan. Thank you so much!

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      A beautiful idea. Gift giving is way too commercial and overdone these days. I've always cherished homemade gifts. Congratulations on your purple star!

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      grannysage 6 years ago

      I think I feel a tear in my eye. What a beautiful idea and so great you shared it with your daughter.

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 6 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Love it!

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      So simple...so beautiful and inspirational too! Congrats on your purple star, well deserved!

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      Richard 6 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      So very creative! Congratulations on your Purple Star :)

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      Lovely, a home made Christmas gift is special. Congrats :)

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Great ideas, congratulations on your latest Purple Star.

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      What a sweet idea and nicely detailed.

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      Ann 6 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      congratulations on the purple star Lisa - very well deserved

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      katiecolette 6 years ago

      Another Great lens, Lisa! What a wonderful activity to share with your daughter :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      nice one. and a beautifufl love

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      traveller27 6 years ago

      Very nice idea and beautiful lens.

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      ColorPetGifts 6 years ago

      We just made some really cute hats by painting popular cartoon characters on them - got the hats from the second hand store.

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      debsgreatfinds 6 years ago

      Hi lisa this is a great ideal thanks for sharing :)

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      Karnel 6 years ago from Lower Mainland of BC

      Lisa what a great idea thanks for sharing

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      hsschulte 6 years ago

      What a sweet idea for a lens! Love the photos too.

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Hi Lisa. At long last, I finished by angel blessings by an Elf lens and this terrific craft ideas for kids is now 'featured' on my lens. I also 'lensrolled' it. :)

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I was here before, for some reason the "like" didn't stick. Just back to leave some squid angel dusting and wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! **Blessed by a Squid-Angel**

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      JulietJohnson 6 years ago

      Super idea, and how tender a thought at Christmas!

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      DecoratingEvents 7 years ago

      Awwww! What a wonderful, thoughtful gift to make. Great idea!

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      GabrielaFargasch 7 years ago

      Beautiful lens! Beautiful message! Love is the best gift we can ever give ourselves and others........ God bless you!

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      Anthony Godinho 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sweet little gift idea and lovely poem. It's great that you are not passing it on to your daughter. There is nothing better than love! :)

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      Mickie Goad 7 years ago

      What a loving lens. Thanks for creating it.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @Wednesday-Elf: Oh how nice can a comment get? I don't want to write on top of this one. And a blessing to boot, makes for a loving Squid Angel gift on this sweet and love filled lens. x

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      Wednesday-Elf 7 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      What a lovely idea and thoughtful gift -- nothing better than a "Gift of Love".

      We were 'out-of-work' one year and Christmas was expected to be 'lean'. Our 3 children were 8-16 years old then and what we came up with for exchanging gifts was 'a gift of ourselves'. We each (mom & dad included) made construction paper 'gift certificates' to give each other -- promises like "this certificate ... when redeemed ... will mean I will do your kitchen washing dishes chore for an entire week!" Simple things that cost nothing except a bit of 'time', but the love & caring meant a lot to the recipient. Your idea is wonderful and passing the tradition down to your daughter will continue it. Lovely. ~~SquidAngel blessed~~

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      Gamganny 7 years ago

      A really thoughtful gift and it's wonderful that you were able to share with your daughter. Sprinkled with angel dust and a blessing

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      seashell2 7 years ago

      Lovely idea! The poem is awesome, will definitely touch someone's heart! :-)

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      What an adorable idea!

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      happynutritionist 7 years ago

      This is really nice...I'd like to do something like this with my daughter.

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      bdkz 7 years ago

      What a great lens. Super creative!

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      VSP 7 years ago

      Great idea. You could personalize it even further with fingerprint art.

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      BuckHawkcenter 7 years ago

      What a wonderful gift of love. My family has a tradition of homemade gifts and it means so much for all of us.

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      capriliz lm 7 years ago

      Lovely idea and one that will be remembered through the years, as you remembered making this gift with your mother.

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      Lee Hansen 7 years ago from Vermont

      The best and most meaningful gifts are not costly - a gift of love, home made card or a lovely idea like this make a lasting impression and have so much meaning to both the giver and the receiver.

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      puzzlerpaige 7 years ago

      I've seen these boxes before and always thought they were really neat. Thanks for providing the poem. I'm going to add this to my Inexpensive Christmas Gifts lens. It's a treasure for grandparents!