Thursday, November 10, 2016

Homemade Christmas-Teen Emergency Kits

For a year my daughter and I gave each other the Birch Box subscriptions.  We loved seeing the beautiful boxes that would come each month and I refused to throw mine away because they are works of art.  But what to do with 12 boxes that are taking up space?

For this DIY gift, I made an emergency box for my nieces and nephews for their lockers at school.  I didn't do anything special to the box itself, except to add this adorable label:


Inside the box I added these items:


Protein bar, slim jims, $2 in quarters for the vending machine, sample deodorants, mascara (for the girls), breath freshener mints, travel toothbrush and paste, hair grooming supplies, Tide to Go, earbuds and a couple of positive, uplifting messages just in case it is one of those days!

This personal gift can be just that: personalized to meet the needs of your teen/tween.  These are inexpensive and fun to assemble, and uses up all my beautiful Birch boxes!

I love this little DIY because it is easy enough for everyone who wants to make their Christmas gifts, it is fairly inexpensive (I made 6 for under $40) and it is personal!

Happy Kit Making!

21 comments:

  1. I hoard my GlossyBox boxes, too. They're so nice! Love this idea for re-purposing the boxes, and the gift idea is absolutely perfect.

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  2. Very cute emergency teen kits but I know most adolescents would crave for that hard, cold CASH! ;)

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  3. How clever! I love Birch boxes they always have the prettiest boxes so definitely great upcycling with these...you cant throw them away!

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  4. A teen or college kid would love this gift idea! It looks like it doesn't take much effort or time to put together either. It's a cute idea that you can personalize.

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  5. Ah these are such a great idea! I would love sending one of these to my cousins who just started college!

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  6. I'm sure my daughter would love this emergency kits, this is totally cute.

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  7. What a smart idea! This is really cute and teens will surely love it.

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  8. These are really a great idea! I love the little boxes you put them in too! They're perfect to keep in a locker.

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  9. Love these kits! These are such a great idea for high school and college students!

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  10. This is an amazing idea. I'm also a BB subscriber and have kept many of the boxes as well. I used them to store my nail polis and computer backup devices. They are perfect for upcycling.

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  11. This is such a fab idea for the teens or to send to uni students nearer the holidays! It has everything you need in a teen crisis!

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  12. This is an awesome idea! I love the idea of repurposing, but also having a bit of an emergency kit too. So fun!

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  13. This is a great idea. When I was younger, a friend did this for me every school year. Definitely came in handy.

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  14. Omg what a cute box!!!!!!i know a few teens I should make these for. They would absolutely love them

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  15. These kits are such a great idea. I think I am going to make a bunch for my nieces and nephews.

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  16. I am sure every teen will love this emergency kit. It is a very cool kit

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  17. Beautiful boxes! Such a great way to re use them!

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  18. I absolutely love that idea! I am not sure the quarters for the vending machine would last long. ;)

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  19. This looks like a great subscription. I have yet to jump on board with these box services but this looks like a good one

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  20. That's so nice! It's a wonderful thing to give to your teen especially this Christmas. They'll love it for sure!

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  21. Love this upcycle idea! plus I love those boxes! thanks for sharing!

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