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DIY Playdough Gift Box

Mini Piccolini - DIY Playdough Gift Box

Alec’s little friend Rebecka recently turned two. When we asked what she would like for her birthday, her mum told us that she likes crafting. So we decided to make Rebecka a playdough gift box.

Mini Piccolini - DIY Playdough Gift Box

First we made a gift box for the set.

I found fabric and wax cloth in a sweet green with white polka dots and I had some champagne ribbon left from our wedding. I used the same easy technique as I did here (to cover bins for the changing table) to cover a gift box and lid with the fabric. I attached the ribbon so that it’s easy to tie it when you close the box so it always looks like a little wrapped present.

And we cut out a big piece (about the size of a place mat) of the matching wax cloth and just rounded the corners to make a mat surface to play on.

Mini Piccolini - DIY Playdough Gift Box

We filled our gift box with homemade playdough (click here for our easy playdough recipe – it’s the best!), the mat, some plastic cookie cutters and molds, a little rolling pin and a butter knife (which is Alec’s tool of choice when he is “working” with playdough).

Mini Piccolini - DIY Playdough Gift SetMini Piccolini - DIY Playdough Gift Set

We made four colors of playdough and put them in little airtight containers. We have a great playdough recipe – it makes a soft, pliable dough in bright colors that keeps really well.

Mini Piccolini - DIY Playdough Gift Set

Mini Piccolini - DIY Playdough Gift Set

Alec was proud to hand over our homemade play doughgift set to Rebecka and we hope she has had a great time playing with it!

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One Comment

  1. Posted November 1, 2012 at 08:14 | Permalink

    what a wonderful idea! a gift that will surely be appreciated! congratulation Mina, I want to be that girl!:)

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