Decorative boxes are so fun to make and can be used in a variety of ways. They can be used for a gift box, for storage, use in a vignette for holiday decorating, or remove the top and add some artificial flowers to make a pretty centerpiece. As you will find when making your own decorative boxes, the possibility for uses is endless!
I use a paper mache box from the craft store to make my decorative boxes, but this is a great way to give new life to old, yet sturdy boxes you have as well.
-A sturdy box with lid
-craft paint and brush
-1 1/2 inch wire edged ribbon (About 4 feet)
-Hot glue and glue gun-wire
- Berries and leaves
1. Paint box in your choice of color. I used mixed terra cotta and cream shades to make a pale orange shade for my box. It may take several coats to cover box, but allow it to dry completely before continuing.
2. Measure the amount of ribbon needed to wrap around the box, then remove the wire from the cut ribbon. Attach to box to look like a wrapped package. If you plan to open the box, just attach the ribbon to the box, then to the lid and glue on the inside of the box.
3. Apply leaves randomly around the box. The stickers I used are from Sticko and are called Vellum Maple Leaves. Most craft stores sell them with the scrapbook supplies
4. Make a pretty bow for the top.
5. Glue bow on box. Cut leaves and berries to size, then glue ends under the bow.
Now your box is ready for gift giving or to use in your fall decorating!
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