DIY Engraved Wooden Keepsake Boxes: A Perfect Mother’s Day Gift for the Mother in your Life

With Mother's Day coming up, it's the perfect time to show your love and appreciation for the special mother figure in your life. While store-bought gifts are always a nice option, there's something truly special about a handcrafted gift that comes from the heart.

That's why we bring you a unique and thoughtful gift idea - a DIY engraved wooden keepsake box. 

But before we begin we’ll like to give a very heartful thank you to Dawn Robertson who help us create this blog post by sharing with us all of her projects. 

Not only is it a beautiful and functional gift, but it also allows you to add a personal touch with an engraved message or design.

In this blog post, we'll show you step by step how to create your own DIY engraved wooden keepsake box, perfect for gifting on Mother's Day. 

From selecting the perfect box to engraving a special message, we'll guide you through the process so that you can make a gift that your mom or mother figure will treasure for years to come.

What you will need:

  • A wooden box (you can find wooden boxes at craft stores and online, or you can even repurpose an old one)
  • An Engraving tool or a Wood-burning tool 
  • Sandpaper 
  • Stains or paints (optional)
  • A quote, message, or design you'd like to engrave on the box

Let’s get started on how to create a DIY engraved wooden keepsake box:

  1. Start by selecting a wooden box that you like. It can be any size or shape, but it should be made of wood.
  2. Sand the box down to make it smooth. If you're using an Engraving Pen, it's important to have a smooth surface to work on.
  3. Decide on the design or message you'd like to engrave on the box. It can be a quote, a special date, or the initials of your significant other.
  4. Use an Engraving Pen to engrave or a Wood-Burning tool to burn your special design or message on the box.
  5. If you want to make it more unique, you can add a finish to the box, like staining or painting it.

Finally, we'll share some ideas for filling the box with special items or trinkets that hold sentimental value for your mother figure. From pictures and memories to chocolates and notes, there are endless possibilities for making this gift even more special.

Creating a DIY engraved wooden keepsake box is a thoughtful and personal way to show your love and appreciation on Mother's Day. Whether you choose to engrave a special quote, a meaningful date, or your mother figure's initials, the end result will be a one-of-a-kind gift that she will treasure.

We hope that this guide has inspired you to try making your own engraved wooden keepsake box and that you have fun with the process. 

Don’t forget to share your own on our Instagram page @CuliauStore

Happy Mother's Day!


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1 comment

This little engraving pen is the ideal pocket pal. I can think of so many uses for it in my jewelry making. I just pick it up sometimes and turn it on just to marvel at it’s size, power and potential.

Warren Hollier

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