I thought my anniversary gift to Matthew was so dang cute it deserved its own post.
I don't know if you know that the traditional first anniversary gift is paper, but I really wanted to play with that. When I noticed a few weeks ago that my anniversary was sneaking up on me, naturally the first place I went to look for ideas was Pinterest. The one that stood out to me the most was a "favor jar" with 52 little favors inside for your honey to pick out every weekend...but all of the pins I found had broken links that didn't go back to their source!
This actually turned out to be a good thing, because it forced me to come up with my own cute little poem instead of using someone else's. Here's my version:
As you can see, I was planning on doing a jar at first, but when I got the idea for a paper box I felt like it would be so much more unique (it seems like we get real excited to put stuff in jars every chance we get haha). I learned how to make one from this tutorial, then I cut out my poem as well as a slightly bigger heart to frame it a little. Filled it with 52 mini scrolls with sweet favors written on them, and voila! Cutest gift you can make for $5
PS - I also cut a square piece of glitter paper and put it in the bottom with cotton balls underneath to elevate it and make the bottom part of the box seem a little more shallow.