columns from wood and butcher/kraft paper. They painted words on the paper and cut the sheets to various sizes (2′-9′). momentum could do this. maybe spray painted refridgerater boxes. or large shipping boxes.
Just wrap large square boxes in gift wrap. (I bought my boxes from WalMart. I got all three for about $2! And my wrapping paper came from Hobby Lobby, as did my ribbon.) Then take a wooden dowel and put it through all three boxes, slightly off-centering them to get a crooked stacking look. Add some ribbon and bows and enjoy! Aren't my stacking gifts just adorable!!!