Precious Christmas gift boxes

How to turn simple cardboard boxes into precious Christmas gift packaging

You can realize these boxes for your precious Christmas gifts or for placing them at home as a beautiful decoration on a piece of furniture as you can see in the photo. You can also enlarge them.

Handmade decorated little boxes for Christmas gifts or ornaments
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Handmade Christmas gift boxes

You'll need

  • - 3 cardboard boxes of different shape
  • - Acrylic paints (metallic aquamarine, forest green, hot rod red and metallic gold)
  • - Little beads in different colors
  • - A silk red-orange flower
  • - 3 silk red roses
  • - A silk sky-blue rose
  • - Artificial snow for Christmas decorations
  • - Iridescent, red and golden flakes
  • - A Christmas ribbon with red, green and gold colors
  • - Spray glue
  • - Vinylic glue
  • - Some brushes
  • - Cutting nippers

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How to decorate in an elegant way cardboard boxes for Christmas gifts or precious decorations

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  • - To begin. Paint every box with the chosen acrylic enamel.
    Make a first coat and then a second coat after 4 hours. Let color dry very well.
    The best thing would be to make this step the day before.
    Then look at the following instructions.
  • - Red box. Paint some crossed golden stripes on box sides and cover with a thin brush.
    Remove its stalk from the red-orange flower with your cutting nippers.
    Spray this flower with glue and sprinkle with red and golden flakes.
    Now glue it in the center of box cover with a drop of vinylic glue.
    Dilute vinylic glue with water and brush it on box sides and cover.
    Then sprinkle red and golden flakes. Let dry. This glue becomes trasnsparent when it dries.
    Your box is ready.
    Before placing your gift, put some red-colored light straw inside.
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  • - Aquamarine box. Paint box sides, cover and rose with vinylic glue.
    Sprinkle with iridescent flakes, artificial snow and then place little beads (blue, silver and gold) only on the cover.
    Glue its flower on the cover with a drop of vinylic glue.
    Your box is ready.
    Before placing your gift, put some silver-colored light straw inside.
  • - Green box. Glue the ribbon you've chosen on box side with vinylic glue.
    Paint box cover with vinylic glue and sprinkle your beads.
    Glue all red roses on box cover too!
    Your box is ready.
    Place some red-colored light straw inside.
stoccafisso cotto nella pentola di coccio con pomodori, scatole decorate a mano
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scatole decorate a mano