Free Hugs! Hug a Friend Day

Group Hug
I love hugs!! Every day is a great day to hug a friend but did you know that Hug a Friend Day is April 26th? There are so many ways to hug a friend. You can physically give them a big bear hug, call them up with a phone hug if they don’t live by you, gather everyone together for a group hug or give them the gift of hugs every day to remind them how much they are loved. A hug box is just the thing to hold all the hugs you could possibly give them when you aren’t in hugging distance. This is a great Mother’s Day gift idea too!

Hug Friend
Hug Box Craft Idea
Hug Gift
Materials Needed:
·         Small Box
·         Tissue Paper
·         Glue
·         Paper
·         Ribbon
Cut many, approximately 2 inch x 2 inch, squares from the tissue paper. Cut out plenty because you will be covering the whole box!
Water down the glue – 2 parts glue to 1 part water. Using decoupage techniques, lightly brush some glue on the box and stick on the tissue paper squares you cut out. You want them to overlap so you do not see the box. Work in small sections until the entire box is covered. Set aside to dry.
Once the box is dry, you can lightly brush over your box with the glue and water mixture to make it more durable and shiny; however this is optional.
Once dry, tie with curly ribbon as you would a wrapped present. You can also select beautiful gift wrap in your friend’s favorite colors and wrap and bow the gift box. Attach a gift tag which reads…
This is a very special gift
That you can never see
The reason it’s so special is
It’s just for you from me.
Whenever you are lonely
Or are ever feeling blue
You only have to hold this gift
And know I’m hugging you.
You never can unwrap it
Please leave the ribbon tied
Just hold the box close to your heart
It’s filled with hugs inside.

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