I forgot to share this Christmas gift idea, so I thought it would be a good time now since Valentine's Day is right around the corner. I am a Price Is Right fan (I've even gone to a live taping...but I didn't get on stage for my chance to win a bedroom set), so when I saw the idea for a present punch board, I knew I had to make one.
The original idea I saw had brown paper bags taped to the back of a piece of poster board. But I gave mine as a Christmas gift and had some heavy items that just wouldn't work in a paper bag. So I made mine out of a cardboard box.
I used scrap cardboard and made little walls to divide off six compartments inside the box, cut circles out of the top, lined the circles with tissue paper, stuck one present into each hole, then glued the top onto the box. I gave this to my college-aged brother, because I thought he would get a kick out of it. I think he thought I was a little crazy, but it was pretty fun to watch him open it.
Obviously kids would love this. But I think it make a perfect spouse gift for Valentine's Day. Some ideas for what to put inside:
1. All his favorite treats: jerky, nuts, soda pop, chips...whatever he loves.
2. Romantic items: long-stemmed glasses, a bottle of sparkling cider, intimate apparel, chocolate-covered strawberries. You get the idea.
3. Hobby stuff: new golf balls, fishing flies, etc.