Painted Gingerbread Man Gift Box
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Painted Gingerbread Man Gift Box

Paint a quick and easy gingerbread box to hold a small gift or to stack with other painted boxes to create an inexpensive holiday decoration.

Designed by DecoArt® Americana®

Craft Time: 30 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • DeocArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint:
  • Raw Sienna
  • True Red
  • Snow White
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Ebony Black
  • Calypso Blue
  • Festive Green
  • DecoArt® Craft Twinkles® - Crystal
  • Paintbrushes - #8 Flat, #3 Round and #1 Liner
  • Natural Kraft Cardboard Box, 4"x4"
  • Pattern Transfer Paper
  • Pattern Printed from

Project Instructions

Transfer pattern to box using pattern transfer paper. Note: Heart "cookie" is repeated on three sides of the box as well as the top.

Using the #8 Shader brush, shade Raw Sienna around inside of gingerbread man and heart pattern lines.

Using the #1 Liner brush, paint Snow White icing lines at the inside edge of the gingerbread man and heart.

Paint the heart in the gingerbread man's hands and the buttons on the boy True Red.

Mix Snow White and True Red to make Pink. Paint gingerbread man's cheeks with the mixture.

Dot the eyes and paint the mouth Ebony Black.

Using the brush handle, dot the heart cookies with True Red, Snow White, Cadmium Yellow, Festive Green and Calypso Blue.

After paint has dried thoroughly, dry brush edges of box with Snow White. 

Brush Crystal Craft Twinkles on edges of gingerbread man, heart cookies and red heart.


Trace pattern lightly onto the box using pattern transfer paper.