How to make: Iron Man Gift Box
Please note – these photos were taken in 2013, so apologies for the poor quality!
Bit of a background to this – my husband & I will have been married 10 years this August (!) – time has flown by… seems only yesterday we were planning the wedding!
When we were first married we decided that on our anniversaries, instead of getting a “normal” gift (such as one that we’d buy for a birthday / christmas etc), that we would try to stick to the “traditional” list.
For example : (based on the British ones)
1st = Cotton
2nd = Paper
3rd = Leather
4th = Fruit & Flowers
5th = Wood
For the 6th it is Sugar (& Iron in the US), we thought that sugar was a bit unimaginative on its own… at the time my husband was into watching the “Iron Man” movies, so I came up with this:
Iron (Iron Man) + Sugar (Chocolate & Sweets)
Iron Man Gift Box
A fun little gift box full of goodies all themed around Iron Man!
Personally, I’m not into Marvel / Superhero movies, but my husband being a big kid at heart likes them, and I wanted to create a “replacement parts” / “supply box” – something that Tony Stark would need in an emergency.
I bought some of his favourite sweets with some new ones to try as well.
Now a few of the things I used to make this came along courtesy of Google at the time, but I also made a couple of the chocolate / sweet “covers”.
The first thing I found was a “Blueprint” of Iron Man – if you do a search for this LOADS of results came up – this link is the one (or a very similar one, it was 4 years ago) that I found – it is originally used as a desktop wallpaper so it is there for fair use.
I printed it off and attached it to the lid of the box.
The next thing, was I found a font called “STARK” – click here to find it – and installed it to my computer… it is really simple to install a new font, just open the downloaded file and click install!
After installing the perfect font, I made a couple of “covers” to wrap the chocolate Lindt bars in… I didn’t keep the originals, but I have recreated them and they’re here to download.
I named one:
Gold-Titanium Alloy Replacement Bar
and the other
J.A.R.V.I.S. Backup Circuit Motherboard
I then went and found the thingy … you know the thingy that Tony Stark has in his chest… the R.T. Node (thanks Google!) and printed it off to match the size of a yoghurt pot lid.
Then with some (not so careful) cutting, I cut the yoghurt pot down made a cardboard base and covered it in gold paper to seal the bottom of it. I then filled it up with Malteasers.
Then came the fibre optic cables (aka Strawberry “trunks”)
I also took some tic-tacs and covered it in a Iron-Man themed paper
Sherbet dib-dabs became Energy Iron Powder
Lindt Lindor became replacement helmets
plus some… IRON MAN cufflinks and a mini Iron Man toy! (thanks eBay!)
then… I made sure that I put an explanation in
p style=”text-align: center;”>FAO Tony Stark of course…. (note the code: 180807 – our wedding date)
then I put lots of Top Secret pics on the box (again, I googled these – such as these here)
and wrapped it in brown paper and string so it looked like someone had dropped it off (covertly of course)
At the time – when I gave it to my husband as a gift, he was impressed with all the work I put into it!
If you fancy making it for yourself (doesn’t have to be an anniversary gift, this can also be used for kids!), this could be easily modified with different sweets / chocolate – even a different superhero character!
Don’t forget the Printables are here in this link
So in about 6 weeks it’s our 10th… this year it is Tin (or Aluminium)… or Daffodils for a flower, or Diamonds for a gem… so plenty of time to find / think of a present!