Quick DIY Gift Idea: “Mani Thanks” Manicure Set

Thanks-DIY-gift-idea-crafts-unleashed-2When giving gifts- it really is the thought that counts. But let’s be honest-  the packaging has everything to do with bringing the cute factor! When I saw these little clear boxes from Consumer Crafts, I knew I had to have them and came up with this cute “Mani” Thanks DIY gift idea!

clear boxThey are pre-made, no cutting needed- they fold  up easily. They are a perfect size for small gifts or party favors, and the clear aspect to them makes it so fun to display what you have inside!

I made these quick DIY gift idea sets for a few friends that I owe a big thank you to. I chose the sentiment “Mani” thanks. Get it? Mani- for the manicure thing. Corny sayings are the best! I also came up with: You “nailed” it! And “Toe“tally Awesome! Those all go with the nail polish theme.

Obviously you could change the contents of the clear containers of this DIY gift idea to fit whatever theme you come up with.

Supplies needed to make this “Mani” Thanks DIY gift idea:

The first thing I did was find my nail files. I knew this would set the color scheme for my gifts. Oddly enough, I found mine at my local grocery store in the cosmetic section. They were under a dollar. You could also check your dollar store, or box store.

Then I selected nail polish, shred, washi tape and baker’s twine to match.

I opened the package of plastic boxes, and assembled them.

DIY-gift-idea-Crafts-Unleashed-aThe boxes assemble easily, and do not require adhesive.

DIY-gift-idea-Crafts-Unleashed-bThen I added the shred.

DIY-gift-idea-Crafts-Unleashed-cNext, I added my polish, file, and clippers.

DIY-gift-idea-Crafts-Unleashed-dI wrapped the box with washi tape to make a cute border. Washi tape is a quick and easy way to dress up any packaging!

DIY-gift-idea-Crafts-Unleashed-eUsing a computer, I created my sentiments.

Then, I turned my tag craft punch over, and framed the sentiment inside the perimeter of the cut area, and punched it out.

DIY-gift-idea-Crafts-Unleashed-fYou could also simply use a pen for this. Punch out the tags, and hand-write the sentiment you choose.

I used a small hole punch to make a hole at the top of the tag and tied the sentiment to the bottle of nail polish with baker’s twine.

DIY-gift-idea-Crafts-Unleashed-That’s it.  This DIY gift idea would be nice to make these and have them on hand for quick gifts- there is nothing here that will spoil or be out of season. I made these three gifts in less then ten minutes!

DIY-gift-idea-Crafts-Unleashed-hThis DIY gift idea is super easy to mass produce, and very well received. :)

About Shaunte

Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).


  1. nicole says

    I absolutely LOVE the sentiment you created! Any chance you have the PDF for printing or perhaps the font style and size you used? Would love to use the exact same one :) Thank you!


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