Joset Designs

DIY Safari Animal Gift Box

February 17, 2019

Hi friends, it’s Sandy Diller with you today and I have a fun project to share.

First of all, I must tell you that this is not my original idea –– I saw it on Mixed Up Crafts with Samantha. She made her box from scratch and decorated it with a fairy. I decided to up-cycle a box from my stash and am so pleased with the way it turned out!

Here are a few photos of the box that any child (or adult) would enjoy receiving. Below, I have also provided a complete step by step video of the project as well as the links to all the Elizabeth Craft Designs products I used.


These cute jungle animals are perfect to decorate the top of the box.
When the box is opened, the adorable Monkey pops up. He is attached to a piece of acetate that folds down as the box closes.
The Safari Sayings Stamp Set is perfect for gift giving.

Watch the video tutorial below!

This is a fun and easy way to give a gift that is sure to be a hit! Hope you will give it a try.

See you soon,


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  • Sandy Diller February 18, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Thank you, Beverly. So happy that you like it.

  • Beckie Williams February 18, 2019 at 9:19 am

    This is just amazing!! I love the box and the animals are so darling!!

    • Sandy Diller February 18, 2019 at 4:17 pm

      So happy you like it, Beckie. Thanks for taking the time to comment

  • Mary February 17, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Just too darn cute for words. So glad I got those animals.

    • Sandy Diller February 18, 2019 at 4:18 pm

      Thanks Mary – so great of you to comment.

  • Nancy Yoder February 17, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    Tooooo cute! It is an adorable gift! Perfect for a grandchild or a great grandchild!

    • Sandy Diller February 18, 2019 at 4:19 pm

      Thanks Nancy, I know any child would love to get this with a gift inside.

  • Florence February 17, 2019 at 11:41 am

    OMGosh—that is such a lovely and cool box! Love the way you had that monkey popping up like that, too.

    • Sandy Diller February 18, 2019 at 4:20 pm

      Thanks Florence, I agree – that Monkey is so cute.

  • Deb Kaste February 17, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Adorable box, Sandy! Love it!

    • Sandy Diller February 18, 2019 at 4:21 pm

      Thanks so much for your nice comment, Deb.

  • Marjorie Estey February 17, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Thanks, Sandy. Your projects are always inspiring Love the box – super cute.

    • Sandy Diller February 18, 2019 at 4:23 pm

      Thanks so much, Marjorie – so worth the effort when I see comments like yours.

  • BeverlyBL February 17, 2019 at 7:22 am

    This is the cutest thing! I just love it.

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