Sunday, March 29, 2015

Drab to Fab: Gold Jewelry Gift Box Makeover with Fl(h)air

We all have them. Little gift boxes from Christmas, Birthdays, Easter, etc. scattered on odd little places or in a gift wrapping Tupperware. Chances are you don't really use them. They sit there alone and when you do find them, they are off-season. 

I had them. About 20 of them (collecting dust, I do hate to admit that). Three of them were useful, silver and black, the rest not so much. And that my friends is how this little DIY was born. 

All you'll need is scrap cardboard, newspaper, etc and a gold metallic (or whatever color you little heart desires).  

Here they are in all of their glory. Bright red and white with silver. Bye-bye holiday designs... you're about to be coated in the loveliest gold.
I laid my cardboard out on the grass. Shook up this bad boy and sprayed in short even strokes. The thinner the coat the faster this project will go - your drying time (especially in sunlight) will be minimal. .

Start from the edges and then lightly brush the top. Let dry and then do the interiors. 

Let dry overnight (they can be placed inside once dry) you'll want to keep them open in a well ventilated area for several hours. Nothing like giving a gift and it smelling like spray paint, am I right? 

Wrap with whatever the heck you got in that little Tupperware box or ribbon on hand. I had hot pink (shocking, right?) tulle ribbon. I punched a circular tag for the personalized name. They are too cute! I love the gold! 

This project cost me about 20 minutes to power through all 20 boxes and $3.97 for the spray paint. And I get to wrap these up for orders too!  

Some more ideas:
- use scrapbooking stickers for a personalized monogram top. 
- spray cardboard boxes for a bright colored box to mail out.
- use stencils over the top of the gold.
- spray glitter over the top one to add some extra glamour. 
- spray a color and then only spray the bottom for an ombré effect. 

- Emma 


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