Painted Santa Gift Box
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Painted Santa Gift Box

Create a cute painted Santa box to hold a gift, or stack painted boxes together to create a holiday decoration.

Designed by DecoArt® Americana®

Craft Time: 30 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Americana Acrylic Paint


Material List

  • DeocArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint:
  • Raw Sienna
  • True Red
  • Snow White
  • Flesh Tone
  • Ebony Black
  • DecoArt® Craft Twinkles® - Christmas Green, Christmas Red and 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: Large hearts are on top and all sides of box.

Paint Santa's suit and hat True Red, beard and hat trim Snow White and face Flesh Tone.

Shade edge of suit and hat with Ebony Black.

Shade hat trim and beard with Raw Sienna.

Mix Snow White and True Red to make Dark Pink. Paint cheeks and nose with the mixture.

Dot eyes Ebony Black, let dry. Paint eyebrows, then dot eyes and cheeks with Snow White. 

Paint mustache Snow White. With tip of #3 round, add spirals to beard and strokes to mustache. To achieve a "raised" look, use plenty of paint on the brush so it makes raised paint areas at the edge of the brush bristles.

Paint buttons and large hearts Festive Green.

Dry brush Snow White around edges of box.

Brush Christmas Green Craft Twinkles on the Festive Green hearts and buttons. Brush Christmas Red Craft Twinkles on Santa's hat.

Brush Crystal Craft Twinkles over Snow White dry brush edge areas.


Trace pattern lightly onto the box using pattern transfer paper.