I made these gift boxes some weeks ago, but would like to share with you now, since they'd be great for small gifts. The idea isn't mine, I saw it in a magazine, but have forgotten which one. It was so much fun making a forest floor on the small boxes.
Perhaps it's obvious, but here is a few guidelines:
You'll need some matchboxes (and what about old cigar boxes) and some fabric scraps. I had some old cotton velour curtains (remember Rogers, Therese?)
Cut fabric and glue onto the box, except from the bottom.
Find some twigs, acorns, moss, cones, leaf skeletons, bark with lichens etc, and glue on top of the box using a glue gun. I used the moss as filling and as a make over to hide the glue, a match is a good tool to poke the moss in place.
Another piece of fabric is glued into the sides of the "drawer", I used a tuft of wool underneath to make it soft looking.
Cut a piece of cardboard, using scalloped scissors or any decorative edge scissors and glue onto the bottom. Find some vintage buttons, jewelry or pretty crystals, and you're ready to go gifting.