Gift Idea for Your Boyfriend – Survival Kit

Survival Kit Gift Box

There are few days/weeks left until his birthday and you are thinking about what to buy for him …  A new watch? No, he has already five watches. Maybe his favourite game? No, it is already preordered. I don’t know what about you, but for me, it is difficult to find a good present for a guy. I don’t really know how I got to this idea, but here it is – The Survival Kit Box.

Level of Difficulty: moderate
You will need:

  • Wooden box (I got a wine box from Amazon)
  • Thin and thick brushes
  • Wood glazing paint for untreated wood (Ikea)
  • White, brown and dark brown acrylic paint
  • Craft knife
  • Cardboard or thick paper
  • Tape and old newspaper

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1. Prepare your workplace. I found this wine wood box on Amazon. If you want the same box, I can send you a link to it. I liked especially the black material and the handholds.

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2. Wrap the handholds with tape, so they will stay clean when you paint the box with colour.

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3. Now it’s time to get your hands dirty!

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4. After you painted the box for the first time, let it dry for 4-6 hours. Then repaint it a second time, maybe a third time. Afterwards, allow the paint to dry overnight.

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5. Take two small bristle brushes, each for one colour. Don’t use water! Dab the brown paint first on paper then…

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6. …then on every edge and every corner. This will create a smudge effect.

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7. Now do the same with a darker colour (and a smaller brush).

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8. Prepare your text, print it out and cut it out.

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9. Use your template to paint your text.

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10. Finally, let the writing dry and remove the tape.

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It’s finished! Now you can fill the box with cool stuff like favourite movies or animes, sweets, steam gift card or riot points, t-shirt with a print and whatever you want. I hope this was an interesting idea for you!