DIY Box Full Of Gratitude


I have the tendency to be very critical. That sometimes can lead to negativity, which I don’t like.

That’s why I had the idea to make a box full of gratitude. If I am moaning too much and I want to remember something good, I can take my box and read a nice thing I have put in before.

What you need:

  • Old box of choice
  • Wrapping paper that you like
  • Glue (better: glue stick)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Waste-paper
  • Pencil
  • Cardboard
  • Adhesive strips
  • Pen

How to make it:

Take an old box you can easily open and close. It should also be the size that you want. Mine looked like that:


Old Box


With waste paper, put it around your box to make a template for the wrapping paper. For a nice rim, you have to add marginal paper (mark it with a pencil (below: stripes) that you know what it is for). Cut it.

It will look like that:



Copy your template on to the wrapping paper you chose. Cut it out thoroughly. After, glue it onto your box. Make sure to spread the glue evenly (a glue stick would be better) for a nice look.

The last step is to think about the categories you want to have. I chose general friends, family, boyfriend, best friends, church and various. Cut your cardboard to the size you need and fold the edges. Stick them with adhesive strips onto the inside of your box. Label your categories with cardboard and a pen.



Every time you have experienced something particularly nice, you can write it down and place the strip of paper in your box of gratitude.

When negative times come around, you can go back to your box and think of all the good.

Have fun 🙂


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