Graceful and Glittered Gift Box Project

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I love the fact that the Attic Treasure crepe paper comes in large sheets. I used to use the type of crepe paper that you can purchase for party decorations but that style typically comes in the thin strips, so I was so excited to work with these beautiful, large sheets of quality crepe paper. The box used in this project is a recycled box leftover from Christmas - the kind that you receive cookies or candy in. I decided to turn it into and elegant gift box. The original box was bright red and green so I first painted the entire box with a coat of white acrylic paint. While the paint was drying I created the large rosette that is on the top. To make the rosette you need the Melissa Frances white crepe paper some needle and thread and scissors. Do a simple running stitch along the edge of a wide piece of crepe paper. Once you are finished stitching, pull the two end pieces of thread together and create the circular rosette.

Tie the two ends together tightly. For the bottom section of the box take the green crepe paper and glue onto the box with a liquid adhesive. Cut any excess crepe paper of the bottom edge. Be sure to leave a small section at the top so that the crepe paper doesn’t interfere when you are putting the lid on. Trace a circle the same size of the lid onto the Attic Treasures paper and cut out. Glue the piece onto the lid, and then trim some long strips of the same paper onto the rim of the lid. Ink all the edges of the lid with a light brown ink. Glue the rosette onto the top with liquid adhesive. Then cut out the oval woman image from the "Faces From the Past" collage sheet. Glue that image onto a piece of light green cardstock from the Wisteria collection and ink the edges lightly with the light brown ink. Glue a piece of brown velvet ribbon onto the top of the lid (over the rosette) with the liquid adhesive and then use the same ribbon to glue a strip around the bottom of the box.

Then glue the image of the women onto the center of the lid. Randomly squeeze the liquid adhesive onto the rosette and then sprinkle white mica flakes on the lid and shake off any excess flakes. Allow to dry. Then fill your gift box with lovely gifts, vintage treasures, or anything that inspires you!

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I love the fact that the Attic Treasure crepe paper comes in large sheets. I used to use the type of crepe paper that you can purchase for party decorations but that style typically comes in the thin strips, so I was so excited to work with these beautiful, large sheets of quality crepe paper. The box used in this project is a recycled box leftover from Christmas - the kind that you receive cookies or candy in. I decided to turn it into and elegant gift box. The original box was bright red and green so I first painted the entire box with a coat of white acrylic paint. While the paint was drying I created the large rosette that is on the top. To make the rosette you need the Melissa Frances white crepe paper some needle and thread and scissors. Do a simple running stitch along the edge of a wide piece of crepe paper. Once you are finished stitching, pull the two end pieces of thread together and create the circular rosette.

Tie the two ends together tightly. For the bottom section of the box take the green crepe paper and glue onto the box with a liquid adhesive. Cut any excess crepe paper of the bottom edge. Be sure to leave a small section at the top so that the crepe paper doesn’t interfere when you are putting the lid on. Trace a circle the same size of the lid onto the Attic Treasures paper and cut out. Glue the piece onto the lid, and then trim some long strips of the same paper onto the rim of the lid. Ink all the edges of the lid with a light brown ink. Glue the rosette onto the top with liquid adhesive. Then cut out the oval woman image from the "Faces From the Past" collage sheet. Glue that image onto a piece of light green cardstock from the Wisteria collection and ink the edges lightly with the light brown ink. Glue a piece of brown velvet ribbon onto the top of the lid (over the rosette) with the liquid adhesive and then use the same ribbon to glue a strip around the bottom of the box.

Then glue the image of the women onto the center of the lid. Randomly squeeze the liquid adhesive onto the rosette and then sprinkle white mica flakes on the lid and shake off any excess flakes. Allow to dry. Then fill your gift box with lovely gifts, vintage treasures, or anything that inspires you!

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