Retro Holiday Boxes
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Retro Holiday Boxes

These boxes are great for gift giving or storage and have a wonderful retro appeal.

Designed by Gretchen Sell, Design Master®

Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Design Master® Colortool® Spray (Olive Bright, Holiday Red)
  • Design Master® Premium Metallic Spray (Super Silver, 24KT Pure Gold)
  • Nesting Paper Mache Boxes (2)
  • Painter’s Masking Tape (1 ½-inch)
  • Chipboard Self-Adhesive Holiday Tags
  • Red and Green Satin Ribbon (1½ yards of 1-inch)
  • Glue
 

Project Instructions

Small Box
Spray the box top with Super Silver. Apply 2 coats. Let dry between coats. Set aside.
 

Spray the box bottom with Olive Bright. Apply 2-3 coats. Let dry between coats and thoroughly before next step.
 

Mask the bottom with tape creating a stripe pattern around the box. Trim the tape at the bottom edge of the box. Ensure the edges of the tape are firmly adhered to the box.
 

Spray the exposed area with Super Silver. Apply two coats and let dry.
 

Remove tape to expose stripe pattern.
 

Glue lengths of red ribbon to the top and bottom of the box. Adhere tags to top and bottom in desired areas.
 

Large Box
Repeat the process above using 24KT Pure Gold on box top. Base coat the bottom in Holiday Red with stripes in 24KT Pure Gold. Adhere green ribbon to the box top and bottom.
 

MATERIALS

  • Design Master® Colortool® Spray (Olive Bright, Holiday Red)
  • Design Master® Premium Metallic Spray (Super Silver, 24KT Pure Gold)
  • Nesting Paper Mache Boxes (2)
  • Painter’s Masking Tape (1 ½-inch)
  • Chipboard Self-Adhesive Holiday Tags
  • Red and Green Satin Ribbon (1½ yards of 1-inch)
  • Glue

Tips

Spray in well-ventilated location and follow manufacturer's directions.