In addition to the box I made for myself, wanted to make a couple of dice boxes for our friends; Austin and Travis. I had a lot of fun figuring out what each of them would like and in the end I think I did a pretty good job :).
Austin likes purple and stripes.. so I went with that theme for his.
Then I added stripes:
And for good measure a swirl to the lid:
I didn't get the best picture of it, but I lined the lid in this really pretty purple/black brocade paper:
I like the colors on Austins box, and it was super simple to make, just a couple of coats of paint and a little creative use of masking tape. The picture doesn't do much justice for the swirl on the top, but I used a really pretty metallic purple for it.
For Travis, I thought he might like duct tape and pirates, so I grabbed a tin that someone at my work had left in the coffee room (yea free craft stuff, saved something from a landfill and I got to turn it in to something useful!) I was looking for a more gray/black color scheme (the tin was originally fire engine red) so I glued a piece of card stock to the front and covered the rest in duct tape:
On the inside I thought I would put Travis' most favorite animal.. a cat:
And another one on the very bottom:
I filled both with a few mechanical pencils, a notebook and an eraser. I was happy with my mostly Instant Nerd gifts, not to mention I got to play with duct tape!