Holiday Cat Crafts – Kitty Cat Gift Box

Holiday Cat Crafts – Kitty Cat Gift Box

Holiday Cat Crafts - Kitty Cat Gift Box


The holidays are fast approaching and gift giving is high on everyone’s mind. If you’re looking for a craft to do with young ones, or want to be creative and make something for a special cat loving person this Kitty Cat Gift Box is perfect for young and old alike and makes a nice for Christmas or New Year’s gift (organized in 2017 anyone?)


This Kitty Cat Gift Box is suitable for all ages and abilities. It is easily adapted to accommodate a wide range of abilities, including crafters with special needs as the embellishments can be adjusted to suit the individual needs of the crafter.


Who doesn’t need a small box to hold what nots? Keys, tickets, earrings? Legos!!

How about a little kitty memory box that will hold small collections and tidy the space.

This simple gift project is great for kitty crafters of any age and ability. It can be as elaborate or simple as you want, but really you just need to raid your craft and art supplies. No need to go out and spend money on what you might already have available. This project is a starting point for ideas so feel free to use what you have, and just have fun. Take a look through your craft, sewing, art supplies and collect bits and pieces that might work.

And you need a cat picture – your Fluffy or Slasher (or the kitty love or your giftee), Cat In The Hat, Cheshire Cat, any cat
Picture needs to be printed, not a glossy photograph (if you want a picture of your favorite kitty print it out on lower grade photo paper, or regular printer paper)


What You Need

Unfinished wood box with lid – available from most crafts stores and are inexpensive
Acrylic craft paint – white and at least 1 other color ( more if you want)
Cat pictures
Decorative items – a few suggestions

  • Buttons
  • Jewels
  • Confetti
  • Washi tape
  • Stick on letters
  • Glitter
  • Ribbon
  • Rubber stamps
  • Scrapbook paper

Paint Brushes
Elmers White Glue / Mod Podge + Sponge Brush


How To

Take 1 wood box


Holiday Cat Crafts - Kitty Cat Gift Box

Paint it

If the wood is unfinished you will need 2 coats of acrylic paint. This project had 3 ((three!!!) as the 1st coat resulted in a very unappealing effect (learning from mistakes!!). Hoping for a soft wash effect watercolor paint was used. Can you say blah? Use acrylic. In fact stick with acrylic…..dries fast, readily available and cheap. White paint as a base is a good choice as it makes the following colors pop more.

Holiday Cat Crafts - Kitty Cat Gift Box


Get your cat image(s)

Depending on who this box is for choose an image. If your giftee has a cat it might be nice to use an image of this kitty. Or you can use an image of a famous cat – from literature, entertainment, etc. Consider the taste of the giftee – are they modern or shabby chic? This might help in choice. Or just find an image.

For this project a vintage Mother Goose book was the inspiration as it had old world charm and appeal.

Copy the images you like and cut them out. Like a collage. Cut out letters, background images, anything that you find appealing.


Holiday Cat Crafts - Kitty Cat Gift Box


Photocopy the images and cut out

Holiday Cat Crafts - Kitty Cat Gift Box



Now is the time to raid the craft drawer and play with what you have.

Start with the cat images placing them in to see where you like them. Don’t be afraid, try several options.

Use Modge Podge or Elmer’s White Glue to secure them – cover the entire surface with the glue using a sponge brush. Spread lightly to avoid damaging image. You can add a second coat if desired.Holiday Cat Crafts - Kitty Cat Gift Box


Holiday Cat Crafts - Kitty Cat Gift Box


Once images are in place and dried then decorate more!

Holiday Cat Crafts - Kitty Cat Gift Box


Simple, fun and will make a great gift for someone special.

Holiday Cat Crafts - Kitty Cat Gift Box


Holiday Cat Crafts - Kitty Cat Gift Box