Embellished Gift Boxes
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Embellished Gift Boxes

This is an ideal and pretty way to recycle gift boxes and use leftover scraps from previous projects.

Designed by Cathie Filian, Steve Piacenza, Plaid Creative Team.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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 Mod Podge® Matte, small

Mod Podge® Matte


Material List

  • Mod Podge┬« Matte
  • Paper mache boxes
  • Holiday themed scrapbook paper
  • Scissors or paper trimmer
  • Foam paintbrush
  • Brown sparkle ribbon
  • Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun And Glue Sticks
  • Holiday themed floral picks
  • Small holiday ornaments
  • Loose rhinestones
  • Pinecone embellishment
  • Glitter adhesive dots

Project Instructions

Trim scrapbook paper to fit the sides and top of each box. For a tattered edge, gently tear the edge of the paper. Coat the box with a layer of Mod Podge®, position the paper on the box and smooth paper in place. Let dry for 15 min.

Hot glue ribbon around the base, center and/or lid of the box. For narrow spaces, trim the ribbon down the center.

Use hot glue to embellish box top with bows, floral picks, embellishments and rhinestones.

To make torn paper flowers, tear assorted scrapbook papers into various sizes of circles. Crinkle the circles into a ball and flatten. Layer the crinkled circles from largest to smallest. Use hot glue or Mod Podge® to secure them together in the center. Add a rhinestone or other embellishment to the center; glue the flower to the box top.