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Easy DIY Military Care Package Ideas!

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If you have friends or family members stationed overseas or deployed, this post is for you! Check out Easy DIY – Military Care Package Ideas below!

I got the idea of decorating a shipping box last Christmas, while planning a care package to send my brother, who is stationed overseas. We decided upon a Christmas tree and just hot glued it to the actual box.

I did find a great unfolding shoe box, of which I was able to fold back up and pack the gift inside!  This was a Saucony box from some shoes we’d gotten previously.  The kids had a blast decorating the box and making it special.

I would definitely recommend hot glue rather than school glue. You don’t want the project to come apart.  The kids used glue sticks and I went back over it, dotting with my glue gun. 😉

Supplies needed:

  • Glue gun
  • Hobby Lobby boxed confetti or Dollar Tree confetti (find in store near paper crafts)
  • Glue sticks and markers
  • Shoe box (preferably a fold together one)

The other idea doesn’t even involve a store trip! Just save boxes from Bath and Body Works, or any fun shipping box you end up with.

Note: You can always hot glue heavy weight scrap book paper to the inside of any shipping box for a custom gift box. It shouldn’t change the shipping price much at all.

Supplies Needed:

  • Decorative Box
  • OR Hot glue gun and heavy weight scrap book paper

Our box at Christmas was a huge hit and I plan to decorate any more care package boxes we send. Thanks for reading!

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