So I really loved Mar's idea with the homemade birthday box. Making them for girls is so easy, I had a tough time coming up what to do for a boy. My nephew's birthday was coming up (he's going to be 5) and I decided to make him a birthday box. I found some cute scrap-paper at Joann's called All About Boys. I really liked the page with the pirate ship on it and decided to go with a pirate theme.
I decorated the front with the ship, the sides with the collage of words and the inside the the ocean bottom scene.
I happened to have some left over scrapbook paper that had a treasure map on it. I had an awesome idea, so I burned the edges of the map to make it look used and old and rolled it up and put it in his box. Now he can go on a treasure hunt for his gold coined candy!
I had a fire at the time in the fireplace, so I carefully placed the paper inside and gently burned the edges. Please use caution in duplicating this procedure.
I then took a black marker and made the "X" on the map more distinguished and made a little route showing how to reach the treasure.
I rolled up the map and tied it with some ribbon.
We filled the box with the gold chocolate coins.