Saturday 21 December 2013

festive gift box

Well with the festive season not far away I thought I would make a small and fairly easy to decorate gift box, for that special little gift. So I started with a plain gift box made from paper mache I think! So here is the finished make :

So I started by coating the box in frayed burlap distress paint, one of my much loved colours . I then gave it a good coat of PaperArtsy crackle glaze and when dry a coat of nougat fresco paint

The firstly to decorate the side of the box  I cut a strip of card from the vintage lace strip die and edged with vintage photo ink and then coated in my super favourite rock candy distress glitter .

For the top I cut the tattered poinsettia die and inked the edges and edged with the same glitter adding ideaology washer and pearl for the centre.

So there you have a fairly simple decorated gift box.

keep those fingers inky!
trace  x


  1. A fabulous transformation trace.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  2. stunning - love this to bits xx

  3. Wow! This looks so effective. I love the colour scheme and the effect of the Rock Candy DG. I don't have a poinsettia die, but I reckon this would also look nice with a Tattered Floral to top it. A lovely make. Julie Ann xx

  4. I love this so much I'm going to make one this evening! X

  5. A stunning box Trace, so pretty with the poinsettia all glittered like that. The sides look like birch bark, so beautiful, love it and a great last minute gift idea!

  6. So classy - an absolute delight of a make!
    Alison x